[PyQt] Next Releases

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Sat Sep 6 20:11:11 BST 2014

On Saturday, September 06, 2014 19:44:45 Georg Brandl wrote:
> On 09/05/2014 10:07 AM, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > There will be new releases of PyQt5, PyQt4, QScintilla, SIP and
> > pyqtdeploy sometime next week. The current snapshots can be considered
> > release candidates. Now is the time for any last minute testing or bug
> > reports.
> Hi Phil,
> that is perfect timing :)
> Is it possible that the PyQt designer plugin has a linking problem in the
> latest SIP/PyQt4 version?
> Starting designer with a PYQTDESIGNERPATH set to a directory with a
> *plugin.py file (e.g. using the designer/plugins example in the PyQt4
> distribution) I get
> ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/sip.so: undefined symbol:
> PyExc_SystemError
> or
> ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.7/dist-packages/sip.so: undefined symbol:
> PyProperty_Type
> (one is on a Gentoo system, the other on Debian testing)
> In an interactive interpreter, "import sip" works fine.

On Debian, the correct path for the distro packages is 
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sip.so.  You might try those instead of a 
hand built install.

Scott K

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