[PyQt] qscintilla (and others) and private sip modules

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Sun Aug 26 16:13:34 BST 2018

On 26 Aug 2018, at 3:57 pm, Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:
> I think I've found that the latest release of qscintilla-2.10.7 doesn't work 
> (well) with latest sip/PyQt and private sip modules.  In particular, it 
> doesn't see to use the private one(s) at all by default, so applications 
> that try to use both PyQt and qscintilla, end up with runtime errors like:
> $ python3
>>>> import PyQt4.QtCore
>>>> import PyQt4.Qsci
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> ValueError: PyCapsule_GetPointer called with incorrect name
> I'm running into this problem quite a bit trying to integrate these latest 
> changes related to private sip modules in fedora packaging.  I'm having to 
> patch things to explicitly call
> sip -n PyQt4.sip ...
> or 
> sip -n PyQt5.sip ...
> (or use a /usr/bin/sip-pyqt4 or /usr/bin/sip-pyqt5 wrapper which does the 
> same thing).  Is this correct or am I missing something?

It will be fixed in the next release. Things are a bit delayed at the moment because I'm waiting for the release of Qt v5.11.2. For my purposes Qt v5.11 is unusable because of macOS regressions - which (I'm told) are fixed in v5.11.2.

Maybe wait for the moment?


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