[PyQt] Error in PyQt5 build docs: You can't specify --no-tools when compiling sip

Russell Warren russ at perspexis.com
Thu Jan 3 20:13:43 GMT 2019

Docs for installing PyQt5 from source are here:


They explicitly state that sip should be built with "a command line similar
to the following":

  python configure.py --sip-module PyQt5.sip --no-tools

However, if you specify "--no-tools" it explicitlydoes not install the
sip.h file is needed for compiling PyQt5 itself. This is documented here:


If you drop the --no-tools from the sip compilation, PyQt5 compilation can
proceed since it has the sip.h file.

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