[PyQt] How to compile with PyQt5?

Kovid Goyal kovid at kovidgoyal.net
Sun Aug 3 07:20:25 BST 2014

On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 01:38:52AM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> For Debian/Ubuntu they are in /usr/share/sip/PyQt5.  That's based on the 
> default py_sip_dir in Python/configure.py.  
> We made the decision only to package PyQt5 and PyQt5.QSci for Python3 (it 
> simplifies the packaging work and we made the assumption that any new code 
> being ported to Qt5 would also be ported to Python3.  Is that going to be a 
> problem?

calibre 2.x will be using python2 and PyQt5. I suggest building PyQt5 for both.
Either use the directory scheme Arch does, or hopefully Phil can give us
some official guidance on how to have PyQt5 for both python 2 and 3 on
the same system.



Dr. Kovid Goyal 
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