[PyKDE] curious about multiple installs

Patrick Stinson ajole-1 at gci.net
Sun Feb 8 13:28:01 GMT 2004

I just realized that that was totally the wrong URL

On Saturday 07 February 2004 00:55, Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Saturday 07 February 2004 12:32 am, Patrick Stinson wrote:
> > As it turns out, PyKDE-3.8.0 is only compatible with sip-3.8 and
> > PyQt-3.8, and I need to use the sip snapshots to get my sip-based C++
> > module to compile correctly.
> >
> > See article:
> > http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/02/06/1336234&mode=thread&tid=146&t
> >id =187&tid=98&tid=99
> >
> > So, it looks like I won't be able to use my module with PyKDE (something
> > I've now decided to do) until PyKDE supports a newer version of sip. What
> > I've decided to do while I wait is to build and install a seperate
> > instance of pytho/sip/pyqt/pykde that uses the old versions. I tried this
> > with previous versions (didn't seem worth the effort), but it seems that
> > an unprivelaged user can build them now, so I was curious if this sort of
> > thing was possible. Also, am I wrong about the first part of the message?
> The permissions issue is that the old build.py build system required write
> permission on site-packages during *compilation*. The new configure.py
> build system requires write permission on site-packages during
> *installation*. However, if you are using a local private copy of Python
> for development purposes then either build system is fine.
> My own development setup is a private copy of the latest version of Qt, a
> private copy of Python 1.5.2 (which I use to develop SIP 3), and a private
> copy of the latest version of Python (which I use to develop SIP 4). These
> are all separate from my disto's versions of Qt, Python, SIP and PyQt
> (which happens to be Gentoo).
> The next release of PyKDE will solve the interdependency problems,
> hopefully once and for all. For example, I expect to release PyQt 3.11
> fairly soon, but the next version of SIP 3 will probably be 3.10.1 and be
> some time later.
> Phil
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