On Sunday, February 11, 2018 09:19:59 PM VA wrote:
> Package: python-pyqt5
> Version: 5.9.2+dfsg-1
> Many Debian python packages include an egg-info folder, but python-pyqt5
> does not.
The PyQt5 upstream does not use standard Python tools for building the
package. As shipped by upstream, a source build of PyQt5:
sudo make install
does not install any egg information. Only the upstream wheels provide
anything. They provide a PyQt5-5.10.dist-info directory which appears to
perform a similar function.
This is probably not feasible in Debian as we split PyQt5 into a number of
sub-packages to minimize the dependencies that get pulled in for various
applications. I'm not sure how to manage the egg-info for such a case.