[PyQt] qmake error when building PyQt4 with Qt5

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Wed Apr 24 15:15:26 BST 2013

On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:14:40 +0200, "T.N.T." <tnt at banza.net> wrote:
> Hello
> I tried to build PyQt 4.10.1 with Qt 5.0.2 and Python 3.3 by passing the

> --qmake parameter as I understood the answer from Phil Thompson to 
> another question yesterday:
> $ python3 configure-ng.py --confirm-license -q 
> /usr/local/Qt-5.0.2/bin/qmake
> Querying qmake about your Qt installation...
> Determining the details of your Qt installation...
> This is the GPL version of PyQt 4.10.1 (licensed under the GNU General 
> Public
> License) for Python 3.3.0 on linux.
> Found the license file pyqt-gpl.sip.
> Checking to see if the QtGui module should be built...
> Checking to see if the QtHelp module should be built...
> Error: /usr/local/Qt-5.0.2/bin/qmake failed to create a makefile from
> cfgtest_QtHelp.pro.
> Am I missing something?

This will probably happen if your Qt doesn't include QtHelp. Try the
current PyQt snapshot.


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