Gnuplot cairo terminal errors in Mountain Lion
I love the cairo terminal in gnuplot, it creates amazing plots. My recent upgrade to Mountain Lion broke my homebrew based gnuplot installation, throwing a bunch of glib errors when I set the terminal to pdfcairo or pngcairo (normal terminals work fine):
This is essentially an issue with the latest version of Pango package. There are two ways to fix this:
- Force homebrew to go back to a lower version of Pango; this error seems to appear in versions 1.32.6 or later.
- Patch the gnuplot installation’s Cairo terminal as suggested here.
Note: If you are not getting cairo terminals in your gnuplot installation, reinstall it with cairo option enabled:
brew install gnuplot --cairo