Spinning up compiled pyqt extensions

Patrick Stinson patrickkidd at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 22:58:23 BST 2022

Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, I’ve bee out of the loop for a while.

What is the preferred way to build and install a custom sip extension that depends on PyQt5 and Qt headers+libs so that it can be imported by the python exe? sip-install requires a qmake executable which requires separately installing qt headers+libs, but can cause symbol conflicts with the qt libs included in the pip-installed PyQt module.

The goal is to understand the qt/pyqt debs required to then simply clone my sip modules repo, build+install it, then import it from the python bin.


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