[PyQt] PyQt on OSX Snow Leopard notes

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Mon Sep 14 00:18:29 BST 2009

On Sep 13, 2009, at 6:12 AM, Phil Thompson wrote:

> I've added a --arch option to SIP's configure.py. It may be  
> specified any
> number of times. PyQt's configure.py will also use the information.
> I've added a --use-arch option to PyQt's configure.py to tell it to  
> use
> arch in the pyuic4 wrapper script. If there is a problem with
> /usr/bin/python then you should run configure.py using /usr/bin/ 
> python2.6
> The changes are in the current snapshots. Let me know if more needs  
> to be
> done.
(OK, earlier packaging finished up quickly.)

SIP --arch option - so far works OK.  I configured SIP with just -- 

PyQt --use-arch - no good.  The config stage uses the default arch, so  
ends up trying to compile qtdirs with the default 64bit architecture,  
which of course fails.  Maybe it should use the SIP arch info for  
config test compilation?

I also noticed that it doesn't use SIP's default macros or platform  
(mkspec), but instead is hardwired to 'fix' qmake args to add -spec  

I was able to get it past qtdirs by adding make overrides for CXX and  
LINK in the make command, adding arch flags (I couldn't figure out how  
to override these from qmake), but then there were a lot more config  
tests that failed for the same reason.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

"The beast is actively interested only in now, and, as it is always  
now and always shall be, there is an eternity of time for the  
accomplishment of objects."

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