Hi Alan,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan W. Irwin [mailto:ir...@beluga.phys.uvic.ca]
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:19 PM

> * The PyQt4 case
>    In this case we currently depend on the pyqtconfig Python module to
>    find the sip system directory and sip command flags, and although
>    both the Debian and Cygwin packagers of PyQt4 provide this
>    deprecated (by the PyQt4 developers) module, the MinGW-w64/MSYS2
>    packager of PyQt4 does not.  For more details about this situation,
>    see the recent discussion on the MSYS2 mailing list that Arjen
>    started with the subject line "How to complete the installation of
>    PyQt4?" Arjen is going to submit a MinGW-w64/MSYS2 bug report
>    concerning this MinGW-w64/MSYS2 issue.  However, they may decide not to
>    supply this deprecated module, and by definition of what deprecated
>    means, it is virtually guaranteed that all software distributions
>    will eventually stop providing pyqtconfig so we have to find
>    an alternative to use for our build system.

FIY, I have reported this issue in https://github.com/msys2/msys2/issues/69.



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