[PyQt] Makespec issue when building PyQt4 against Qt5

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Wed Mar 27 10:45:30 GMT 2013

On Sat, 23 Mar 2013 02:47:09 +0000, Baz Walter <bazwal at ftml.net> wrote:
> Hello
> When building PyQt4 against Qt5, I got this error:
>      Determining the layout of your Qt installation...
>      Error: Unable to find the qmake configuration file
>      /usr/share/qt/mkspecs/linux-g++-64/qmake.conf.
>      Use the QMAKESPEC environment
>      variable to specify the correct platform.
> I thought this might be a distro related problem, as the makepsec 
> directory was not where it was expected it to be. However, after a bit 
> of research, I discovered that the default install directories have been

> changed for Qt5 and a new option "-archdatadir" has been added (details 
> can be found here: https://codereview.qt-project.org/#change,35495).
> I used QMAKESPEC to solve the immediate problem, but it would be nice if

> the configure script had support for "-archdatadir", as it appears that 
> that is what distros should now use to specify the makespec directory 
> (as opposed to "-datadir").

Try tonight's (untested) PyQt snapshot.


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