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Guide to install PyQt5 on Mac OS X with python 3.4 virtualenv

Description

A simple guide to install PyQt5 on Mac OS X and use python 3.4 on a virtualenv.

Requirements

  • python 3.4
  • Qt5
  • SIP
  • PyQt

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installation

  • install xcode
  • install the Command Line Tools (open Xcode > Preferences > Downloads)
  • install Qt (brew install qt5)
  • install python 3.4
  • create a virtual env (virtualenv env --no-site-packages && source env/binactivate)
  • unzip and compile SIP and PyQt
    cd /var/tmp
    cp /Users/Marcelo/Downloads/PyQt-gpl-5.2.1.tar.gz .
    cp /Users/Marcelo/Downloads/sip-4.15.5.tar.gz .
    tar xvf PyQt-gpl-5.2.1.tar.gz
    tar xvf sip-4.15.5.tar.gz
    cd sip-4.15.5/
    python3 configure.py -d ../env/lib/python3.4/site-packages --arch x86_64
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo make clean
    cd ../PyQt-gpl-5.2.1/
    python3 configure.py --destdir ../env/lib/python3.4/site-packages --qmake /usr/local/opt/qt5/bin/qmake
    make
    make install
    make clean
    cd ..
    python -c "import PyQt5"
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