[PyQt] Centos 7 attempt to build PyQt5 5.12 - PyQt5.sip not found

Barry barry at barrys-emacs.org
Wed Mar 13 21:16:01 GMT 2019

> On 13 Mar 2019, at 19:26, Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.com> wrote:
> On 13/03/2019 18:46, Barry Scott wrote:
>>> On 11 Mar 2019, at 20:05, Kyle Altendorf <sda at fstab.net> wrote:
>>>> On 2019-03-11 15:30, Barry Scott wrote:
>>>> I am trying to build PyQt5 with QScintilla from source on Centos 7.6.
>>>> These are the steps I use:
>>>> tar xf sip-4.19.14.tar.gz
>>>> cd sip*
>>>> python3.6 configure.py
>>> http://pyqt.sourceforge.net/Docs/PyQt5/installation.html#downloading-sip
>>> Note the note about `--sip-module PyQt5.sip`.
>> Doh! I even have the that link book marked.
>> The docs say to do this:
>>    python configure.py --sip-module PyQt5.sip --no-tools
>> But --no-tools means that there is not /usr/bin/sip installed or sip.h
>> so the build PyQt5 fails in configure.py as it needs both.
>> The --no-tools needs to be removed I think.
> Update your bookmark, that’s out of date documentation. I’ll get around to removing it at some point.

If this is wrong what is the right one?


I looked on your riverbankcomputing.com and did not find a install guide, what did i miss?


> Phil
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