X11 Forwarding in Debian and matplotlib

Have a read of /usr/share/doc/ssh/README.Debian if you are having trouble opening a display on debian, essentially you need to change a variable in /etc/ssh/sshd_conf

This matters if you are trying to build something like matplotlib, which requires you to be able to open X windows on the host you are building on….

Another problem I wanted to know very little about….

Oh and if the build process complains that it can’t find libpng – make sure you have the latest version installed as this actually seems to go in the correct place…

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