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

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Fri Jun 28 16:10:28 BST 2013

It should be:


Do you get the same error?

On Jun 28, 2013, at 9:38 AM, Anzir Boodoo wrote:

> Phil,
> 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
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