On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 11:41 AM, Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> wrote:
> +def rc_file_defaults():
> +    """
> +    Restore the default rc params from the original matplotlib rc that
> +    was loaded
> +    """
> +    rcParams.update(rcParamsOrig)
> +
>  _use_error_msg = """ This call to matplotlib.use() has no effect
>  because the the backend has already been chosen;
>  matplotlib.use() must be called *before* pylab, matplotlib.pyplot,

I take the patch is not complete, right? because naively applying it
in a just-untarred source code + configuring doc/matplotlibrc don't
work (ie keeps trying accessing the net)

Well, that is the default behavior.  You still have to untar, and set the examples.directory rc parameter as Ben discussed to do a no download doc build.  So you'll want to patch doc/matplotlibrc to set this param.