[PyQt] licence issue

Kevin Mcintyre kebin70 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 20:08:54 BST 2015

I've re-installed 5.4~ below are approximate commands and the remnants of

I backed myself into the upgrade and didn't have sip 4.16.9 the 1st attempt.

ubuntu at ubuntu-desktop:~/PyQt-gpl-5.5.1$ cat
Open Source

# get and install pyqt

gzip -df PyQt-gpl-5.5.1-snapshot-7ff58420e62e.tar.gz
tar -xvf PyQt-gpl-5.5.1-snapshot-7ff58420e62e.tar
rm PyQt-gpl-5.5.1-snapshot-7ff58420e62e.tar
mv PyQt-gpl-5.5.1-snapshot-7ff58420e62e/ PyQt-gpl-5.5.1
cd PyQt-gpl-5.5.1

python configure.py --qmake=/home/ubuntu/Qt/5.5/gcc_64/bin/qmake
sudo ln -s /usr/include/python2.7 /usr/local/include/python2.7
sudo make install

python configure.py --qmake=/home/ubuntu/Qt/5.5/gcc_64/bin/qmake -e QtWebkit

On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 2:31 AM, Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.com>

> On 25/07/2015 9:38 am, Detlev Offenbach wrote:
>> Am 25.07.2015 um 10:26 schrieb Phil Thompson:
>>> On 25/07/2015 5:20 am, Kevin Mcintyre wrote:
>>>> python configure.py --qmake=/home/ubuntu/Qt/5.5/gcc_64/bin/qmake -e
>>>> QtWebkit
>>>> Querying qmake about your Qt installation...
>>>> Determining the details of your Qt installation...
>>>> This is the GPL version of PyQt 5.5.1-snapshot-7ff58420e62e (licensed
>>>> under
>>>> the
>>>> GNU General Public License) for Python 2.7.6 on linux2.
>>>> Error: This version of PyQt5 and the commercial version of Qt have
>>>> incompatible
>>>> licenses.
>>>> Must I buy a licence to build PyQt for QtWebkit or should I stay at
>>>> 5.4.1
>>>> for Qt where this seemed to work?
>>> Are you using the commercial version of Qt? If not can you send me the
>>> qtdetail.out file generated by configure.py?
>>>  This is most probably the same issue already reported by me. THat was
>> related to using Qt provided via the Online/Offline installer. Phil
>> included a change in the recent snapshot.
> He's using the latest snapshot. There seems to be little consistency in
> what QLibraryInfo::licensee() returns, either for the commercial or LGPL
> versions of Qt.
> Phil
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