Installing PyQt6 on Raspberry Pi

John Fowler jcfowler at
Tue Apr 19 01:44:42 BST 2022

Good Day,

Has anyone been successful in installing PyQt6 on a Raspberry Pi?

It failed on mine.

pi at cyva:~ $ pip install pyqt6
Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
Looking in indexes:,
Collecting pyqt6
  Downloading PyQt6-6.3.0.tar.gz (1.0 MB)
     ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ 1.0/1.0 MB 3.2 MB/s eta 0:00:00
  Installing build dependencies ... done
  Getting requirements to build wheel ... done
  Preparing metadata (pyproject.toml) ... error
  error: subprocess-exited-with-error
  × Preparing metadata (pyproject.toml) did not run successfully.
  │ exit code: 1
  ╰─> [24 lines of output]
      Querying qmake about your Qt installation...
      /usr/bin/qmake -query
      Traceback (most recent call last):
        File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pep517/in_process/", line 156, in prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel
          hook = backend.prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel
      AttributeError: module 'sipbuild.api' has no attribute 'prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel'
      During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:
      Traceback (most recent call last):
        File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pep517/in_process/", line 363, in <module>
        File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pep517/in_process/", line 345, in main
          json_out['return_val'] = hook(**hook_input['kwargs'])
        File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pep517/in_process/", line 160, in prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel
          whl_basename = backend.build_wheel(metadata_directory, config_settings)
        File "/tmp/pip-build-env-w0q9edpb/overlay/lib/python3.7/site-packages/sipbuild/", line 51, in build_wheel
          project = AbstractProject.bootstrap('pep517')
        File "/tmp/pip-build-env-w0q9edpb/overlay/lib/python3.7/site-packages/sipbuild/", line 83, in bootstrap
          project.setup(pyproject, tool, tool_description)
        File "/tmp/pip-build-env-w0q9edpb/overlay/lib/python3.7/site-packages/sipbuild/", line 610, in setup
        File "", line 166, in update
      [end of output]
  note: This error originates from a subprocess, and is likely not a problem with pip.
error: metadata-generation-failed

× Encountered error while generating package metadata.
╰─> See above for output.

note: This is an issue with the package mentioned above, not pip.
hint: See above for details.
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