[PySide] Latest git download will not compile

Alexandru Croitor alexandru.croitor at qt.io
Sat Jan 26 00:13:03 CET 2019

Consider keeping the conversation public by also CC-ing the list, in case somebody else has some insight.

It is a bit unclear to me what you wish to achieve by calling cmake manually on the shiboken project.

Which project do you wish to compile? Just shiboken? Also PySide2? Did you follow the guide at https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_for_Python/GettingStarted ?

Which branch of the repo are you using?

In any case when I checkout the 5.12 branch, the files you mentioned are present for me.

I guess you should provide more info about what you wish to achieve, and the sequence of commands you used to do it.

From: Doug Hutcheson <owlbrudder at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2019 9:22:39 PM
To: Alexandru Croitor
Subject: Re: [PySide] Latest git download will not compile

Hi Alexandru.

My git command, as copied from my terminal history, was:
git clone --recursive https://code.qt.io/pyside/pyside-setup

I repeated this several time over the last week or so, including on Friday 25th January (our time - UTC+10), so I'm sure I have the latest version.

I am glad that at least I have been using the correct command.


On Fri, 2019-01-25 at 10:17 +0000, Alexandru Croitor wrote:
Hi, can you provide a link to the source archive you used?

In the meantime, you could simply use git to clone the pyside-setup repo, and checkout the 5.12 branch.

-> git clone --recursive https://code.qt.io/pyside/pyside-setup

On 25. Jan 2019, at 08:51, Doug Hutcheson <owlbrudder at gmail.com<mailto:owlbrudder at gmail.com>> wrote:

I have googled for this without success. I am new to the list and do not know how to search it - my apologies if this is a known issue.

I am trying to compile this project for the first time, so perhaps I am doing something stupid.

In pyside-setup/sources/shiboken2/, I run cmake . and the script issues the following message:

CMake Error at generator/CMakeLists.txt:29 (add_executable):
  Cannot find source file:


Sure enough, there is no such file on my machine.

The problem seems to stem from this block starting at line 6 of generator/CMakeLists.txt:


None of the files listed for the shiboken2 directory exist.

What have I done wrong? All help gratefully received.
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