Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 316941
Packaging breaks PyQt in various ways
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:34:32 EDT
Description of problem:
The qt4 packages breaks the building from source of PyQt4 (from source in
various different ways):
1. QT_SHARED is not defined when programs are compiled with qmake with the
shared libraries. (google for multiple issues about this).
2. There is no default directory in /usr/share/qt4/mkspecs/ so PyQt4 configure
can't find qmake.conf (as it is no longer under QT_DATA_DIR). Why has it been
moved to /usr/lib64/qt4/mkspecs/default? Why are there two directories for these
3. The split of qconfig.h into different parts means that PyQt4 cannot check the
licence of qt (using the definition of QT_EDITION).
I'm not convinced the third is a real issue with the packaging, as PyQt should
probably be not trying to parse the header file.
I think the qt4 package should avoid breakage by fixing the QT_SHARED issue and
not putting the qmake files under /usr/lib64 (which seems a crazy place as it's
nothing to do with a library - is this LSB?).
If the location of the qmake files is not a bug, what is the standard mechanism
for locating them?
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