[PyQt] Makespec issue when building PyQt4 against Qt5

Baz Walter bazwal at ftml.net
Fri Mar 29 18:53:11 GMT 2013

On 27/03/13 10:45, Phil Thompson wrote:
> 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.

Tested it with both Qt4 and Qt5, and its all now working for me.

Many Thanks
Baz Walter

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