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How to install PyQt5 on raspbian stretch with python 3.6?
alexryan last edited by alexryan
The only way that I was able to get PyQt5 installed and running on raspbian stretch was by installing with apt-get. But that version only appears to work with python 3.5. I need a version that works with python 3.6.
pip install failed ...
(qt) pi@qa:~ $ pip install PyQt5 Collecting PyQt5 Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement PyQt5 (from versions: ) No matching distribution found for PyQt5
(qt) pi@qa:~ $ pip install python3-pyqt5 Collecting python3-pyqt5 Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement python3-pyqt5 (from versions: ) No matching distribution found for python3-pyqt5
noticed that a version did seem to be available via agt-get
(qt) pi@qa:~ $ apt-cache search pyqt5 pyqt5-dev - Development files for PyQt5 ... python-pyqt5 - Python 2 bindings for Qt5 ... python3-dbus.mainloop.pyqt5-dbg - D-Bus Qt main loop support for Python 3 (debug extension) python3-pyqt5 - Python 3 bindings for Qt5 python3-pyqt5-dbg - Python 3 bindings for Qt5 (debug extensions) ...
I installed this ...
(test) pi@qa:~ $ sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: libqt5clucene5 libqt5designer5 libqt5help5 python3-sip Suggested packages: python3-pyqt5-dbg The following NEW packages will be installed: libqt5clucene5 libqt5designer5 libqt5help5 python3-pyqt5 python3-sip 0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 21 not upgraded. ...
but it seems to have been built against python 3.5 ...
(qt) pi@qacker:~ $ dpkg -L python3-pyqt5 | grep 35 /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/Qt.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtCore.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtDBus.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtDesigner.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtGui.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtHelp.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtNetwork.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtPrintSupport.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtTest.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtWidgets.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/PyQt5/QtXml.cpython-35m-arm-linux-gnueabihf.so
if you try to use it with python 3.6, the import statement will fail ...
>>> import PyQt5
but this gives a No Module Found error
>>> import PyQt5.QtGui
Is it possible to get PyQt5 installed on raspbian stretch for use with python 3.6?
Hi and welcome to devnet,
That's a question better asked to the PyQt authors on their mailing list.
alexryan last edited by
@SGaist Apologies for posting to the wrong spot and thank you for directing me to the correct one. Much appreciated.
No worries !
Don't forget to update this thread when you get an answer so other people can benefit from it :)