[PyQt] Building the QScintilla-1.73 PyQt4 bindings

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Mon Nov 26 12:53:35 GMT 2007

On Monday 26 November 2007, Jan Ekholm wrote:
> > %PickleCode support was added to SIP 4.7, which implies your /usr/bin/sip
> > is earlier. Run "/usr/bin/sip -V"
> Running:
> % python configure.py
> ...
> SIP 4.7 is being used.
> ...
> Which should mean that 4.7 is being used, right? But getting the version
> from the actually used sip binary gives:
> % /usr/bin/sip -V
> 4.4.5 (4.4.5)
> So yes, it's too old. So I compiled and installed 4.7 into some non-system
> directory as I don't want to overwrite nor disrupt the "normal" sip that's
> been installed from a package, but I'm not really sure how to get this
> compilation to use the new sip. The configuration gets the path to the used
> sip from:
> 	import PyQt4.pyqtconfig as pyqt4
> 	pyqt = pyqt4.Configuration()
> 	pyqt.sip_bin
> and that is hardcoded as "/usr/bin/sip" regardless of what I try to feed
> configure.py. Isn't the path available from sipconfig, it is also used:
> 	import sipconfig
> and *that* import I can affect by setting PYTHON_PATH to where I installed
> sip 4.7.
> Or is this a case where I should either a) remove all the distro packages
> and compile everything myself or b) just let it be and wait for some future
> version of said distro which includes a newer sip and possibly everything
> else too?

That's up to you.

Your installation is obviously broken as sip and sipconfig.py are from 
different versions, but I can't say how it got into that situation.


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