Can't install PyQt via pip because it ask about the license

c.buhtz at c.buhtz at
Wed Oct 5 10:27:25 BST 2022

Thank you for the reply.

On 2022-10-05 08:33 Phil Thompson <phil at> wrote:
> pip is trying to build from source because we don't provide wheels
> for that architecture.

I'm aware of that.

> You can either download the sdist from PyPI
> and use sip-install

I don't know how to do this or what sip-install is.
It also seems "hard" do implement this in a TravisCI pipeline.

> or pass the necessary arguments to pip (using 
> --global-option I think) including --confirm-license.

That sounds easier. But it didn't work. I tried

"python3 -m pip install PyQt5 -vv --global-option --confirm-license"

but again get stuck on the license question prompt. But I haven't seen
any error messages about misusing that extra options.

I checked the manpage of pip (where --global-option is mentioned) and
the install docu of PyQt (where --confirm-license is mentioned) here

But I'm not sure how to "combine" that options.

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