[PyQt] PyQt4, Qt on osx SnowLeopard

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Tue Nov 17 18:22:22 GMT 2009

Here's what I do for using a 32bit Qt 4.5.x (binary distribution), with SIP 3.9 and PyQt 4.6.  The key is to use the new arch flags in the current SIP and PyQt versions.

For SIP:

python configure.py -n -d /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages -b /usr/local/bin -e /usr/local/include -v /usr/local/share/sip --arch=i386 -s MacOSX10.6.sdk
sudo make install

For PyQt:

export QTDIR=/Developer/Applications/Qt
python configure.py -d /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages -b /usr/local/bin --use-arch=i386
sudo make install

You will get a lot of warnings about "Support for this version of Mac OS X is still preliminary", but they're harmless (so far).

On Nov 17, 2009, at 11:50 AM, Massimo Di Stefano wrote:

> Hi,
> Starting on a fresh osx Snow Lepoard installation, what it the procedure to follow to have pyqt up and running ?
> i tried to Qt-4.5.3 installer, but it fails with a nerror (no succesfull installation)
> So i tried the last Qt4.6 release candidate (i choose the sdk big download)
> it install without errors, but PyQt fails to build giving the errors :
> #error "You are building a 64-bit application, but using a 32-bit version of Qt
> My questions :
> what is the procedure to have both qt+pyqt working on snow leopard?
> need i to use the cocoa-Qt4.6-64 bit  release candidate
> instead of the sdk disk-image installer ?
> thanks for any suggestion!
> Massimo.
> _______________________________________________
> PyQt mailing list    PyQt at riverbankcomputing.com
> http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/mailman/listinfo/pyqt

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

First Pogril: Why is life like sticking your head in a bucket filled with hyena offal?
Second Pogril: I don't know.  Why IS life like sticking your head in a bucket filled with hyena offal?
First Pogril: I don't know either.  Wretched, isn't it?

-HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy

More information about the PyQt mailing list