[PyQt] Re: trouble installing PyQt
mark at qtrac.eu
Fri Apr 13 07:24:10 BST 2007
On Thu 12-Apr-07, Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Thursday 12 April 2007 5:58 pm, Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> > On 4/12/2007 6:48 PM, Kelie wrote:
> > >> Add the Qt binary directory to your PATH.
> > >
> > > thanks Giovanni. that fixed the problem.
> > BTW, PyQt's binary install could verify this automatically and *at
> > least* display a warning. Phil?
> I suppose so - but it's really up to the Qt installer to get this right.
I do think you're missing the point here.
You install GPL Qt, but if you want to run PyQt4 programs they just
don't work by double-clicking. So you can either run the Qt console
shortcut which executes qtvars.bat and run them from the console---ugly,
or you can manually add Qt to the path. Since _you_ know where Qt is
when PyQt is installed, you could either (1) add Qt's bin dir to the
path (yes please), or (2) at least tell the poor user to do it
themselves! TT are never going to do this because as far as they're
concerned they've got qtvars.bat.
In the Appendix to the book I will explain how to add Qt to the path, so
at least readers will know:-)
Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd., www.qtrac.eu
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