[Python-modules-team] Bug#916317: calamares will not start, not finding libPythonQt-Qt5 library versions expected

Adrian Bunk bunk at debian.org
Thu Dec 13 14:16:27 GMT 2018

Control: reassign -1 libpythonqt-qt5-python3-3
Control: retitle -1 pythonqt dependency problems
Control: severity -1 serious
Control: affects -1 src:calamares

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 03:40:23PM -0700, ezsit55 wrote:
> Package: calamares
> Version: 3.2.2-1
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> *** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***
>    * What led up to the situation?
> Attempted to run calamares to install a live-build produced ISO on 12/11/18. Calamares would not start from launcher, so I run it at the terminal and got output that read: cannot find libPythonQt-Qt5-Python3.6.so.3 and libPythonQt-QtAll-Qt5-Python3.6.so.3. The versions of those two libraries are now libPythonQt-Qt5-Python3.7.so.3.2.0 and libPythonQt-QtAll-Qt5-Python3.7.so.3.2.0.
>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
>      ineffective)?
> I created symlinks to the two newer libraries with the old library names and calamares started up and worked as expected.

pythonqt dependencies are broken, it builds for the default python only 
but doesn't have appropriate dependencies.

One result of this bug is that now a 3.7-only pythonqt is in testing 
where 3.6 is still the default.

Note that this is not "fixed" when 3.7 becomes default in testing,
this requires a proper fix.



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