ubuntu 14.04, pip cannot upgrade matplotllib

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ubuntu 14.04, pip cannot upgrade matplotllib

When I try to upgrade my matplotlib using pip, it outputs:

Downloading/unpacking matplotlib from https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/m/matplotlib/matplotlib-1.4.0.tar.gz#md5=1daf7f2123d94745feac1a30b210940c
  Downloading matplotlib-1.4.0.tar.gz (51.2MB): 51.2MB downloaded
  Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip_build_root/matplotlib/setup.py) egg_info for package matplotlib
    ============================================================================
    Edit setup.cfg to change the build options

    BUILDING MATPLOTLIB
                matplotlib: yes [1.4.0]
                    python: yes [2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:38)  [GCC
                            4.8.2]]
                  platform: yes [linux2]

    REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES AND EXTENSIONS
                     numpy: yes [version 1.8.2]
                       six: yes [using six version 1.7.3]
                  dateutil: yes [using dateutil version 2.2]
                   tornado: yes [using tornado version 4.0.1]
                 pyparsing: yes [using pyparsing version 2.0.2]
                     pycxx: yes [Couldn't import.  Using local copy.]
                    libagg: yes [pkg-config information for 'libagg' could not
                            be found. Using local copy.]
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 17, in <module>
      File "/tmp/pip_build_root/matplotlib/setup.py", line 154, in <module>
        result = package.check()
      File "setupext.py", line 940, in check
        if 'No such file or directoryngrep:' in version:
    TypeError: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable
    Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
    ============================================================================

Edit setup.cfg to change the build options



BUILDING MATPLOTLIB

            matplotlib: yes [1.4.0]

                python: yes [2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:38)  [GCC

                        4.8.2]]

              platform: yes [linux2]



REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES AND EXTENSIONS

                 numpy: yes [version 1.8.2]

                   six: yes [using six version 1.7.3]

              dateutil: yes [using dateutil version 2.2]

               tornado: yes [using tornado version 4.0.1]

             pyparsing: yes [using pyparsing version 2.0.2]

                 pycxx: yes [Couldn't import.  Using local copy.]

                libagg: yes [pkg-config information for 'libagg' could not

                        be found. Using local copy.]

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<string>", line 17, in <module>

  File "/tmp/pip_build_root/matplotlib/setup.py", line 154, in <module>

    result = package.check()

  File "setupext.py", line 940, in check

    if 'No such file or directoryngrep:' in version:

TypeError: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable

----------------------------------------
Cleaning up...
Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip_build_root/matplotlib
Storing debug log for failure in /home/username/.pip/pip.log

In the tail of the log it says:

Exception information:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-1.5.6-py2.7.egg/pip/basecommand.py", line 122, in main
    status = self.run(options, args)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-1.5.6-py2.7.egg/pip/commands/install.py", line 278, in run
    requirement_set.prepare_files(finder, force_root_egg_info=self.bundle, bundle=self.bundle)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-1.5.6-py2.7.egg/pip/req.py", line 1229, in prepare_files
    req_to_install.run_egg_info()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-1.5.6-py2.7.egg/pip/req.py", line 325, in run_egg_info
    command_desc='python setup.py egg_info')
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-1.5.6-py2.7.egg/pip/util.py", line 697, in call_subprocess
    % (command_desc, proc.returncode, cwd))
InstallationError: Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip_build_root/matplotlib

Why did it fail?
Many thanks!

Answer #1:

This is a known bug that has been fixed (https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/pull/3414) on master.

The bug is in the handling of searching for a freetype installation. If you install the Linux package freetype-dev, you will avoid this bug and be able to compile matplotlib.

sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev
Answered By: tacaswell

Answer #2:

On Ubuntu 14 server, you also need to install libxft-dev

sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev libxft-dev
Answered By: Zeinab Mahdavifar

Answer #3:

I had the same issues trying to install matplotlib on Python 3 using pip3, and it seems that this problem is related to a bare-bones installation of Python 3, and doing a:

sudo apt-get build-dep matplotlib

followed by

sudo pip3 install matplotlib 

is probably a better solution than selectively installing only the libraries related to matplotlib.

Answered By: tchakravarty

Answer #4:

Since mac doesn’t have apt-get you, on OSX you may need to do:

brew install freetype

then you can run:

pip install matplotlib
Answered By: Chase Roberts

Answer #5:

Found this page while looking answer for fedora 24.

RPM solution is:

dnf install freetype-devel

Answered By: Artem Gromov

Answer #6:

If you re running Ubuntu server 14.04 u should add this font dependency

sudo apt-get install libxft-dev

Source

Answered By: Ahmed Hamed

Answer #7:

I was trying too update directly using sudo pip but changes are not saved in last. So i first use update cmd in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

then i used sudo install:

sudo apt-get install libffi-dev

Finally its installed by doing this method.

Answered By: Rochan

Answer #8:

For those on Fedora 25 hitting this thread, I needed these two packages to make it work:

sudo dnf install freetype-devel gcc-c++
Answered By: Jean Spector

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