Package Base Details: backintime

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Maintainer: graysky
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First Submitted: 2009-01-09 20:46
Last Updated: 2021-12-13 11:16

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artafinde commented on 2019-01-07 07:57

Is python-sip-pyqt4 now a dependency?

graysky commented on 2019-01-06 16:00

@derkardinal @finswimmer - thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I added the dep of python-pyqt4 based on @inemum's PKGBUILD (which I uploaded to the AUR). I am able to run 1.1.24 now with the current version of pyqt4.

derkardinal commented on 2019-01-03 21:53

I installed the python-sip-pyqt4 package from @inemum and that solved the problem as @finswimmer described.

derkardinal commented on 2018-12-30 19:07

How do I install the described python-sip-pyqt4 package provided by @inemum?

finswimmer commented on 2018-12-30 16:28

With PyQt4 v4.12.2 it is necessary to create a private copy of the sip module. See the note in the install instructions (

Note: When building PyQt4 v4.12.2 or later you must configure SIP to create a private copy of the sip module using a command line similar to the following:

python --sip-module PyQt4.sip --no-dist-info --no-tools

In the comment area of the python-pyqt4 package ( @inemum provide a PKGBUILD for a python-sip-pyqt4 package. Installing this and added it as a dependency for backintime, solves the "ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'PyQt4.sip'" problem for me.

graysky commented on 2018-12-14 17:13

AUR helpers do not help. Stop using them and just build with makepkg.

catalin.hritcu commented on 2018-12-14 15:42

And once I manage to install I get the same error as @MikeyRat: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'PyQt4.sip'

catalin.hritcu commented on 2018-12-14 14:52

And similar for pamac: "could not satisfy dependencies: unable to satisfy dependency 'python-pyqt4' required by backintime"

catalin.hritcu commented on 2018-12-14 14:40

My aur helper (aura) also seems confused: "The following are not AUR packages: pyqt4-common python-pyqt4"

MickeyRat commented on 2018-12-14 14:18

Here's what I'm getting and I did try a full reinstall. The install works but, it's missing something.

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/backintime/qt4/", line 30, in <module> import qt4tools File "/usr/share/backintime/qt4/", line 21, in <module> from PyQt4.QtGui import QFont, QFileDialog, QListView, QAbstractItemView, \ ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'PyQt4.sip'