[PyQt] Problems with configuring compiling & installing pyqt5 on mac

Kenneth Miller kennethadammiller at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 28 21:36:05 GMT 2014

I'm on mac (Mountain Lion), and I get python import errors after going through all the trouble of trying to configure compile and install pyqt5. I need someone to help me get through this phase of troubleshooting to where I can just use pyqt, because right now I'm stuck terribly. Someone please help.

Here are as many details about my setup and the process that I go through in order to reproduce the problem.

I have python3.2 installed in /opt/local/bin/python3.2, which is a sym link to 

I installed qt versions 5.2.0 and 5.0.2 into /Applications/Qt/5.2.0 and /Applications/Qt/5.0.2 respectively.

I download sip:   http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyqt/files/sip/sip-4.15.4/sip-4.15.4.tar.gz
Run the following commands:   

cd ~/Downloads/sip-4.15.4
sudo python3.2 configure.py 

And I get this information back:
The SIP code generator will be installed in
The sip module will be installed in
The sip.h header file will be installed in
The default directory to install .sip files in is

make -j9
sudo make install

I download PyQt5: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyqt/files/PyQt5/PyQt-5.2/PyQt-gpl-5.2.tar.gz
run the following commands:
cd ~/Downloads/PyQt-gpl-5.2.tar.gz
sudo python3.2 configure.py --qmake /Applications/Qt/5.2.0/clang_64/bin/qmake --sip ~/Downloads/sip-4.15.4/sipgen/sip

sudo make -j9 install

I follow the first line from this tutorial: http://pyqt.sourceforge.net/Docs/PyQt5/python_shell.html

>>> from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: dlopen(/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/lib/python3.2/site-packages/PyQt5/QtGui.so, 2): Symbol not found: __Z20qpyopengl_from_GLintPiPKil
  Referenced from: /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/lib/python3.2/site-packages/PyQt5/QtGui.so
  Expected in: flat namespace
 in /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/lib/python3.2/site-packages/PyQt5/QtGui.so 

Why do I get this error? How do I fix it?
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