Windows 10 => python-3.10.4-amd64 => pip install PyQT5-tools => error

C:\WINDOWS\system32>pip install PyQt5
Requirement already satisfied: PyQt5 in c:\users\tchul\appdata\local\programs\python\python310\lib\site-packages (5.15.6)
Requirement already satisfied: PyQt5-sip<13,>=12.8 in c:\users\tchul\appdata\local\programs\python\python310\lib\site-packages (from PyQt5) (12.10.1)
Requirement already satisfied: PyQt5-Qt5>=5.15.2 in c:\users\tchul\appdata\local\programs\python\python310\lib\site-packages (from PyQt5) (5.15.2)

C:\WINDOWS\system32>pip install PyQt5-tools
Collecting PyQt5-tools
Using cached pyqt5_tools-5.15.4.3.2-py3-none-any.whl (29 kB)
Collecting pyqt5==5.15.4
Using cached PyQt5-5.15.4.tar.gz (3.3 MB)
Installing build dependencies … done
Getting requirements to build wheel … done
Preparing metadata (pyproject.toml) … error
error: subprocess-exited-with-error

× Preparing metadata (pyproject.toml) did not run successfully.
│ exit code: 1
╰─> [29 lines of output]
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\lib\site-packages\pip_vendor\pep517\in_process_in_process.py”, line 156, in prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel
hook = backend.prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel
AttributeError: module ‘sipbuild.api’ has no attribute ‘prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel’

  During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\lib\site-packages\pip\_vendor\pep517\in_process\_in_process.py", line 363, in <module>
      main()
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\lib\site-packages\pip\_vendor\pep517\in_process\_in_process.py", line 345, in main
      json_out['return_val'] = hook(**hook_input['kwargs'])
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python310\lib\site-packages\pip\_vendor\pep517\in_process\_in_process.py", line 160, in prepare_metadata_for_build_wheel
      whl_basename = backend.build_wheel(metadata_directory, config_settings)
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-env-nph36klv\overlay\Lib\site-packages\sipbuild\api.py", line 51, in build_wheel
      project = AbstractProject.bootstrap('pep517')
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-env-nph36klv\overlay\Lib\site-packages\sipbuild\abstract_project.py", line 83, in bootstrap
      project.setup(pyproject, tool, tool_description)
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-env-nph36klv\overlay\Lib\site-packages\sipbuild\project.py", line 594, in setup
      self.apply_user_defaults(tool)
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-zx38wtay\pyqt5_88553170720744dbb7447cfc777a08d5\project.py", line 63, in apply_user_defaults
      super().apply_user_defaults(tool)
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-env-nph36klv\overlay\Lib\site-packages\pyqtbuild\project.py", line 70, in apply_user_defaults
      super().apply_user_defaults(tool)
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-env-nph36klv\overlay\Lib\site-packages\sipbuild\project.py", line 241, in apply_user_defaults
      self.builder.apply_user_defaults(tool)
    File "C:\Users\tchul\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-build-env-nph36klv\overlay\Lib\site-packages\pyqtbuild\builder.py", line 67, in apply_user_defaults
      raise PyProjectOptionException('qmake',
  sipbuild.pyproject.PyProjectOptionException
  [end of output]

note: This error originates from a subprocess, and is likely not a problem with pip.
error: metadata-generation-failed

× Encountered error while generating package metadata.
╰─> See above for output.

note: This is an issue with the package mentioned above, not pip.
hint: See above for details.

When you look at the pypi page for PyQt5-tools, you will see that the [atest release of Python supported is 3.9. pip tries to install it from source, which fails. The following options are open to you:

  1. Install 3.9 next to 3.10 and use that in a virtual environment
  2. Look at the site of Christoph Gohlke if he has a wheel for the combination
  3. Use PyQt without trhe productivity tools, which is very much possible, but will cost time; it is generrally considered harder

Damn… wrong thread. Meant to post here

My apologies.