[PySide] Packaging for guix

John Soo jsoo1 at asu.edu
Fri Apr 19 15:06:57 CEST 2019

Hi Cristián,

Thank you! I have been following the cmake path and it seems to be working
better than before. If I find more issues, I will ask.  Thanks again!

- John

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 9:47 AM Cristián Maureira-Fredes <
Cristian.Maureira-Fredes at qt.io> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers
> [1]
> https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/shiboken2
> [2] https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_for_Python/GettingStarted/X11
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> 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,
> John
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