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

Florian Bruhin me at
Wed Oct 5 12:40:08 BST 2022

On Wed, Oct 05, 2022 at 10:34:40AM +0000, c.buhtz at wrote:
> On 2022-10-05 11:46 Florian Bruhin <me at> wrote:
> > See the install docs you already linked for details.
> I'm not sure but I used this archive. Maybe this is meant by "sdist"?
> <>

Indeed. sdist is just short for "source distribution" (as opposed to
binary distribution/bdist, e.g. wheels):

I did indeed forget that step, yup.

In theory, "pip download" should download it without doing something
else. Unfortunately, in practice, that doesn't seem to work with PyQt5,
probably due to this pip issue:

There's a shellscript in there which might help:

It'd be cool to have a small, pip-installable "pypi-download" project or
so making this easier. I thought about doing that some while ago, and
then forgot again :D

So yeah, after all you might be right, and maybe convincing pip to do
the right thing is easier indeed.


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