[PyQt] OS X: SIP prevents sip 4.17 from installing...

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Wed Mar 2 18:59:13 GMT 2016

I use this to keep sip/pyqt out of /System:

for sip:

python2.7 configure.py -n -d /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages \
-b /usr/local/bin -e /usr/local/include -v /usr/local/share/sip

for pyqt:

python2.7 configure.py -d /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages -b /usr/local/bin

> On Mar 2, 2016, at 12:47 PM, John Francini <jfrancin at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there an alternative place to install the sip-4.17 bits on Mac OS X running El Capitan? SIP on OS X prevents installation because /System is protected against writing even by root.  I'd rather not turn SIP off if possible...
> Thanks,
> John
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