[PyQt] Installing PyQt 5 on Mac OS X (10.6.8 Snow Leopard)

Anzir Boodoo ab at transcience.co.uk
Tue Jun 25 15:36:59 BST 2013


I've been trying to install PyQt 5 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, and got the following output (the first line being the Terminal command):

> Anzir-Boodoos-MacBook-Pro-2:PyQt-gpl-5.0 pbadmin$ python configure.py --verbose
> Querying qmake about your Qt installation...
> An internal error occured.  Please report all the output from the program,
> including the following traceback, to support at riverbankcomputing.com.
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "configure.py", line 2409, in <module>
>     main(sys.argv)
>   File "configure.py", line 2366, in main
>     target_config.get_qt_configuration(opts)
>   File "configure.py", line 484, in get_qt_configuration
>     if qt_config.QMAKE_SPEC == 'macx-xcode':
> AttributeError: TargetQtConfiguration instance has no attribute 'QMAKE_SPEC'

I had a look at configure.py, and notice the line in question seems to be from here:

>         # The binary MacOS/X Qt installer defaults to XCode.  If this is what
>         # we might have then use macx-clang.
>         if sys.platform == 'darwin':
>             if qt_config.QMAKE_SPEC == 'macx-xcode':
>                 # This will exist (and we can't check anyway).
>                 self.qmake_spec = 'macx-clang'
>             else:
>                 # No need to explicitly name the default.
>                 self.qmake_spec = ''
>             # See if it is a framework.
>             if os.access(os.path.join(qt_config.QT_INSTALL_LIBS, 'QtCore.framework'), os.F_OK):
>                 self.qt_framework = True

I'm by no means a Python expert (I'm at the beginning of learning Qt, certainly), but qt_config.QMAKE_SPEC doesn't seem to be defined anywhere here (I may be completely wrong, but that appears to be where configure.py is failing).

Can anyone tell me where I might have gone wrong and what I'd need to do to get PyQt 5 installed?


Anzir Boodoo, PhD student
The Institute for Transport Studies, The University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT
QUEEN'S ANNIVERSARY PRIZE WINNERS - 'sustained transport excellence' - www.its.leeds.ac.uk/queensprize

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