[PyQt] Next Releases

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Mon Sep 8 10:30:34 BST 2014

On 09/08/2014 10:54 AM, Phil Thompson wrote:

>>>> 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.

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

It is a problem that I've reproduced with the system packages on Gentoo
and Debian testing.  I haven't done any manual build/install of Qt, sip or
PyQt4 on both of them.  Both provide the same version of PyQt4 (4.11.1) and
sip (4.16.2).

> 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.

Unforunately, I don't know how to solve that (except for removing the system


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