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

Anzir Boodoo ab at transcience.co.uk
Fri Jun 28 15:38:41 BST 2013

On 28 Jun 2013, at 09:53, Phil Thompson wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:59:26 -0500, William Kyngesburye
> <woklist at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
>> PyQt should be picking the spec from SIP (unless PyQt 5 changed that). 
>> You can specify the spec when compiling SIP with the option:
>> -p macx-g++
>> if that doesn't work when compiling PyQt, try:
>> -p macx-llvm
>> If PyQt 5 ignores SIP for the spec, maybe there's a similar option when
>> compiling PyQt 5 to set the spec.
> It's --spec

Neither of those seem to work, unless I've got the syntax wrong - I've tried '--spec=macx-llvm' and '--spec=-p macx-llvm' and both came out the same - it's still trying to use clang++:

> Anzir-Boodoos-MacBook-Pro-2:PyQt-gpl-5.0 pbadmin$ sudo python configure.py --qmake /usr/local/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/clang_64/bin/qmake --spec=-p macx-llvm --verbose
> Querying qmake about your Qt installation...
> Determining the details of your Qt installation...
> /usr/local/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/clang_64/bin/qmake -o qtdetail.mk qtdetail.pro
> make -f qtdetail.mk
> clang++ -c -pipe -mmacosx-version-min=10.6 -O2 -Wall -W -fPIE -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_CORE_LIB -I/usr/local/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/clang_64/mkspecs/macx-clang -I. -I/usr/local/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/clang_64/include -I/usr/local/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/clang_64/include/QtCore -I/usr/local/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/clang_64/lib/QtCore.framework/Versions/5/Headers -I. -o qtdetail.o qtdetail.cpp
> make: clang++: No such file or directory
> make: *** [qtdetail.o] Error 1
> Error: Failed to determine the detail of your Qt installation. Try again using
> the --verbose flag to see more detail about the problem.

I had wondered if maybe my Xcode was too old, but it appears 3.2.6 is the last version to work on Snow Leopard... if I had a spare machine to run Adobe CS2 on then I'd already be on Mountain Lion, but I don't :-(

Anzir Boodoo, PhD student
The Institute for Transport Studies, The University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT
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