[PyQt] Error Building PyQt5 from Source

James Ross-Smith jars121 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 22:48:56 BST 2017


Thank you very much, this solved my issue entirely :)

PyQt5 appears to have been installed successfully now, as I'm able to
import QtCore, QtGui, QtWidgets, etc. as required.

I tried running a very basic sample file last night, but received the error
along the lines of "failed to load platform plugin 'xcb'. I built Qt with
the ./configure flag 'no-xcb', as I will be using EGLFS instead. As such,
shouldn't Qt be looking to initiate EGLFS rather than xcb anyway?

Is there a configuration option I've missed to force EGLFS?

Many thanks,


On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 7:52 PM, Florian Bruhin <me at the-compiler.org> wrote:

> Hey Jamie,
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 07:17:32PM +1000, James Ross-Smith wrote:
> > I've downloaded, unpacked and attempted to install PyQt5, but am running
> > into errors. I've used the --qmake and --sip flags in the ./configure
> > command to point to the required executables, which appears to have
> worked.
> > I receive the following strange line when checking whether or not to
> build
> > QtGui:
> >
> > Checking to see if the QtGui module should be built...
> > Disabled QtGui features: P, y, Q, t, _, D, e, s, k, t, o, p, _, O, p, e,
> n,
> > G, L
> This looks like a bug in PyQt which is fixed in the latest development
> snapshot. From the changelog:
>     2017-07-16  Phil Thompson  <phil at riverbankcomputing.com>
>         * lib/configure.py:
>         Fixed the configuration tests' handling of disabled features.
>         [1a7f9ba28fed] <5.9-maint>
> > Can anyone point me in the right direction? This is my first attempt at
> > building packages from source and I'm a little unsure as to where to
> start
> > trying to resolve these issues.
> Try downloading the latest snapshot instead of the release from here:
> https://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/download5
> Florian
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