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FS#65033 - [python-pyqt5] Double checking the location of installed sip files

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by John Henderson (jwhendy) - Friday, 03 January 2020, 20:01 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Friday, 03 January 2020, 20:07 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



We depend on this package for ros-melodic-rviz, and we ran into an issue with how sip bindings are located. You can see the diagnosis here:

The key issue boils down to python2-pyqt5 putting sip bindings in /usr/share/sip/PyQt5 (which is a backup location checked by ROS utility[1]), but this package has shifted all of those bindings to /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/PyQt5/bindings.

When I search this directory, I *only* get hits for arch linux. I'm trying to diagnose is whether or not this is a canonical changes (sip or python2 -> python3 related), or whether something is awry on arch's packaging. Here's the upstream bug report with ros-melodic-py-qt-binding, which owns

In short... what was the motivation in moving from /usr/share/sip/PyQt5 to /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/PyQt5/bindings?

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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Friday, 03 January 2020, 20:07 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  This is where sip 5 installs them