[PyQt] Next Releases

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Mon Sep 8 09:54:50 BST 2014

On 06/09/2014 8:20 pm, Georg Brandl wrote:
> On 09/06/2014 09:11 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> 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.
> You're correct, but it *is* the distro package in both cases. I 
> couldn't easily
> copy-paste the second message, so I simply copied the other one and 
> thought I
> got all of the changes :|

Sorry I'm not clear if this is still a problem or not - or whether it is 
a distro specific issue.

On Ubuntu I have great difficulty in creating a test environment 
(separate Qt, Python and PyQt builds) that doesn't seem to interact in a 
weird way with the system versions.


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