[Eric] help installing eric and prerequisits on ubuntu 10

detlev detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Mon May 3 18:55:58 BST 2010

On Montag, 3. Mai 2010, Ken wrote:
> I'm a novice Linux and Ubuntu and python user.
> I'd like to install Eric on my Ubuntu machine.  I'd especially like to use
>  the Ubuntu Software Center to install all the prerequisites and Eric
>  itself.
> I could sure use some advice so that I get everything installed in the
>  proper order and connected.
> I see from the Eric download page that Eric requires Python (already
>  installed as part of Ubuntu), Qt (there seem to be several kinds of this
>  available for download - Assistant, Creator, Linguist,... I just installed
>  everything with a 4 after it).  

Well done.

>  Next I tried to find PyQt4 in the Ubuntu
>  software center but couldn't find it.  

You could install the following Kubuntu packages:


>  So instead I went to the Riverbank
>  Computing web site and downloaded the Linux/Unix source for PyQt4.  I
>  extracted the file and according to the README file ran python
>  configure.py, but I got the following error: $ python configure.py
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "configure.py", line 37, in <module>
>     import sipconfig
> ImportError: No module named sipconfig

You didn't install the prerequisites in the order given in the eric4 readme 

> As I said, I'm a novice at all levels and could sure use some suggestions.
> Also, I'm not interested in the source code for PyQt4 and would be happy
>  with installable binaries.
> In fact, I'd love a step by step set of instructions to install Eric and
>  its prerequisites on Ubuntu if someone knows where I could find them.

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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