[PyQt] PyQt 5.13.2 build error: module 'sipbuild.api' has no attribute ‘prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel'

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Sun Nov 10 10:49:41 GMT 2019

On 10/11/2019 10:44, FX wrote:
> Dear Phil,
>> The real exception is the traceback starting at line 1499. This 
>> implies that 'make install' is failing but pip discards the relevant 
>> information.
>> I'd suggest using sip-install, as the docs state, at least while you 
>> work out what the problem is.
> Many thanks. I indeed saw in the doc that "The recommended method of
> building PyQt5 from source is to unpack the sdist and use SIP’s
> sip-install program.” but there is no example given on how
> “sip-install” should be used. Could your provide a link to detailed
> steps of how this should be done?

Any example would be trivial. Unpack the sdist, change to the directory 
and run sip-install. Use --help to see all the options.


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