[Slackbuilds-users] Issues with Qt5-5.5.1 and python3-PyQt5

Christoph Willing chris.willing at iinet.net.au
Wed Dec 7 13:50:38 UTC 2016

On 07/12/16 10:48, Rich Shepard wrote:
>   I'm trying to move from wxPython's widget set to Qt5's widgets with PyQt5
> and I'm not getting the expected results. This on a 32-bit desktop running
> Slackware-14.1.
>   Yesterday I downloaded, built, and installed python3-sip and
> qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.5.1. Well, the latter (360M compressed
> tarball) took 7.5 hours to build on this i686 AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 255
> Processor. I specified DOCS=yes and EXAMPLES=yes on the command line but
> can
> find neither. I also cannot find the QtDesigner anywhere. Today I built and
> installed python3-PyQt5-5.5.1.
>   There is an ancient qt designer (binary in /usr/local/bin/designer) from
> 2010 and it looks more like The GIMP with multiple windows than it does
> like
> the current QtDesigner.
>   Before I spend tomorrow rebuilding and reinstalling Qt5 I'd like to know
> what I might have done incorrectly or just plain missed doing.

In a built package of qt5-5.5.0 I have left over from 14.1 days, the
"designer" executable is /usr/lib64/qt5/bin/designer. The installed
version will have a symlink to there at /usr/bin/designer (if it's like
5.6.1 on 14.2).

In qt5-5.6.1 on 14.2, examples are at /usr/lib64/qt5/examples but I
couldn't find these in my 5.5.0 from 14.1 (its too long ago to recall
whether they were explicitly enabled with EXAMPLES=yes). Documentation
files are in /usr/doc/qt5-5.6.1 for 14.2 and /usr/doc/qt5-5.5.0 for 14.1
(although the contents are quire different).


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