[PyQt] Qscintilla api location in PyQt4

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Wed Apr 3 01:45:21 BST 2013

On Apr 2, 2013, at 7:23 PM, Phil Thompson wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 19:04:38 -0500, William Kyngesburye
> <woklist at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> In a standard Qt installation these resolve to the same directory. The
> different ways of referring to it reflect the different ways that the
> scripts determine it.
Again, at least for OS X, still a problem.  The "standard" binary Qt install has no root, QTDIR is not defined as far as I can see, and parts are scattered around the system.  "qmake -query QTDIR" returns **Unknown**.  In PyQt I get '/' for qt_dir in pyqtconfig.py.

As installed, frameworks are in /Library/Frameworks.  Plugins, development apps, language files, ... are in /Developer/Applications/Qt.  Command line tools are in /usr/bin.  dev libraries & headers (clucene & uitools) in /usr/lib & /usr/include.  mkspecs are in /usr/local/Qt4.8.

qmake -query QT_INSTALL_DATA

returns /usr/local/Qt4.8, same place as the mkspecs.

No real root other than the root of the HD, so QTDIR/qsci misses /usr/local/Qt4.8/qsci completely.

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

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