[PyQt] notes on installing pyqtdevelop unstable

lloyd konneker bootch at nc.rr.com
Mon Dec 29 14:59:25 GMT 2014

Just notes that might help others:

If on the host you have built a static python without zlib (for packaging using pyqtdeploy), then ‘python3 setup.py install’ may fail when trying to update pyqtdeploy.  You probably should segregate your statically built python from your everyday python.

Once you have cloned the mercurial depository for pyqtdeploy, then from that directory, ‘python3 setup.py install’ installs the stable version (say 0.7).  To install the unstable version (say 0.9preview with the latest bug fixes) you need ‘make develop’, which as described in the documentation ‘Working with the development version’, installs using the ‘setup tools development mode’.  The difference between ‘develop’ and ‘install’  for setup tools is discussed at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19048732/python-setup-py-develop-vs-install.

As noted in the change log, it is no longer necessary to ‘make VERSION’.

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