[pacman-dev] pyqt packages confusion

kachelaqa kachelaqa at gmail.com
Sat May 7 16:39:45 CEST 2011

damn! sorry, posted this to the wrong list :|

On 07/05/11 15:35, kachelaqa wrote:
> hello
> i was going to report this as a bug, but i thought i'd ask here first in
> case i've misunderstood something.
> firstly:
> why does python2-pyqt now depend on pyqt (for python3)? why should it be
> necessary to drag in python3 and pyqt(3) for a python2 package?
> secondly:
> looking at the file lists, it appears that several critical files are
> now missing from python2-pyqt, namely:
> /usr/bin/pyuic4
> /usr/bin/pylupdate4
> /usr/bin/pyrcc4
> /usr/lib/qt/plugins/designer/libpythonplugin.so
> (and possibly a few others)
> presumably, the intention is that those files will be provided by the
> pyqt(3) package instead. which makes no sense to me, because they are
> not guaranteed to be compatible.
> IMHO these two packages *must* be kept separate - it should be possible
> to install each package completely independently, without any danger of
> either one clobbering the files of the other.
> (nb: it might also be worth noting here that the new python2-pyqt
> package also breaks the python2-qscintilla package. bug report:
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/24144)

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