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PySide for Python 3 under Fedora?

asked 2014-05-26 20:13:44 -0500

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updated 2014-05-26 20:17:25 -0500

I am currently using Fedora 20, but have been unable to find a python3-pyside package that would allow me to import bindings in a Python 3 application. Is there a reason why this is not in the official repositories, or was the original PySide package meant to handle this? I just cant figure out why none of my interpreters can find the modules if that is the case. python3-pip is not a viable install option since there are library ABI compatibility errors between Python 3.3m and Python 3.3 upon which (apparently?) PySide relies. I suppose I will continue to be part of the problem and stick with Python 2.7 for GUI programming pending a solution to this.

Has anyone else been able to work around this, or is anyone else aware of what the timelines are for integrating existing python-* packages, for which there is the supported possibility of a python3-* equivalent, into the main repositories?

Let me know your thoughts, and thanks in advance!


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answered 2014-05-26 21:49:56 -0500

There's an enhancement bug filed for this, . Subscribe to the bug for updates, or provide a patch to the spec file to build the py3 subpackage for faster results.

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Thank you for your reply. I just subscribed to it. I'll have to learn more about packaging Python modules, but it looks like the wiki on the matter is comprehensive. It's important to have LGPL Qt for Python on Fedora, so I'll try my hand at it.

thomasjames gravatar imagethomasjames ( 2014-05-26 22:08:46 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-05-26 22:05:34 -0500

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Turns out you need to make sure that you have python3-devel installed, and then symbolically link qmake.

ln -s /usr/bin/qmake-qt4 /usr/bin/qmake

Once that is done, the installation on python3-pip compiles successfully.

Sorry for the confusion, and I hope this helps. I'll try to learn more about packaging so I can accelerate this. I prefer to use yum for package management because of updates, but if the updates come only so seldom, then I suppose it is not necessarily of any advantage.

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That seems like more of a workaround than a solution; from the bug, I gathered there were more issues involved. Make the suggestion in the bug report, and see what the package maintainer thinks.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-05-27 17:52:29 -0500 )edit

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