[PyQt] Provide metadata for source installs

André pyqt at andre4all.de
Tue May 22 16:52:36 BST 2018

That works but the metadata should be installed by the installer not by 
the user.

It's better to fix this upstream than to change the packaging in every 

Am 22.05.2018 um 15:16 schrieb Cody Scott:
> You can manually create the .dist-info see here.
> http://www.niladicpodcast.com/blog/2017/8/install-pyqt5-inside-a-virtual-environment/#bonus-1
> On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 3:33 PM, André <pyqt at andre4all.de 
> <mailto:pyqt at andre4all.de>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     can you provide some metadata file (like egg-info or dist-info) when
>     installing pyqt from source?
>     Currently an installed pyqt package is not recognized as intalled by
>     pip which makes it difficult to use it as a requirement in setup.py.
>     The wheel distribution provides the metadata but that brings all the
>     Qt library with it which is not usefull if you want to use the
>     packages form your Linux Distribution.
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