[PySide] Packaging for guix

Cristián Maureira-Fredes Cristian.Maureira-Fredes at qt.io
Wed Apr 10 11:47:33 CEST 2019

Hello John,

I'm not familiar with guix, but if the CMake approach doesn't work [1]
and the setuptools also doesn't work [2],
maybe you can share some of the logs related the build errors
so we can see how what's precisely the issue.


[1] https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/shiboken2
[2] https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_for_Python/GettingStarted/X11
From: PySide <pyside-bounces at qt-project.org> on behalf of John Soo <jsoo1 at asu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 06:21
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Cc: guix-devel at gnu.org
Subject: [PySide] Packaging for guix

Hello pyside maintainers,

Hope you are all well.  I am looking to package freecad for the guix package manager for which pyside is a dependency. I’m having some trouble packaging pyside as the build and environment for guix (like nix) are quite different from a Debian style system. There a quite a few differences:

 -  the prefix for installation directories is in a unique directory specific to the package
 - cmake and python require many particular environment variables and flags
- library and linking paths are very different and often source shebangs and linking paths need to be patched to point to the correct paths
 - the build process happens in an isolated build environment apart from any system directories
 - probably more that I haven’t come across yet

I’ve tried using the provided python build process but I get several build errors, let alone runtime issues. Would anyone be able to point me in a direction to patch pyside for such a packaging system? Currently I’m stuck building Shiboken. I’d particularly like guidance on how to setup cmake to build it correctly (mostly the ability to provide our particular flags and variables). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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