[PyQt] Qscintilla api location in PyQt4

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Wed Apr 3 01:04:38 BST 2013

On Apr 2, 2013, at 6:44 PM, Phil Thompson wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:28:54 -0500, William Kyngesburye
> <woklist at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
>> A bit of a discrepancy in API locations:
>> In the Qscintilla source, the default location to place the API files is
>> QT_INSTALL_DATA/qsci, for both the Qscintilla library compilation and
> the
>> Qsci PyQt module compilation.
>> In the PyQt source, the default location for the API files is QTDIR/qsci
>> (that's what "configure.py --help" tells me).
>> On OS X, at least, QT_INSTALL_DATA is defined in qmake, QTDIR is not
> (and
>> it's not something most OS X users will think to define in the shell, if
>> they even know what the QTDIR should be because the OS X Qt installation
> is
>> weird), so PyQt API files could end up at the root /qsci, unless it's
>> configured with the -n flag to set the location.
>> If QTDIR is something like an install prefix, QTDIR/qsci is probably not
>> right on other systems with a defined QTDIR anyways.
> QTDIR is shorthand for the root of your Qt installation - it's not an
> environment variable.
> Suggestions welcome for a clearer way of expressing this.
So, the problem still stands - QTDIR/qsci is not the proper default place to put the Qsci API files - it doesn't agree with the default used in Qscintilla itself.

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

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