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Problem with rqt, siplib.c - KDE Neon

asked 2017-03-11 08:29:07 -0600

Aiven gravatar image


I'm use KDE Neon as main system and have the problem with rqt. Launching any rqt program I have thу same answer.

$ rqt

python: siplib.c:12299: sipEnumType_alloc: Assertion `sipTypeIsEnum(currentType)' failed.


Maybe anyone know how to fix it, or can give me advice about debug this problem ?


p.s. Yes, I now that KDE Neon is not recommended system for ROS. But changing the system because one program did'n work - is not a linux-way.

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Have you solved this? I'm switching to neon from kubuntu just now because of desktop issues.

Orhan gravatar image Orhan  ( 2017-03-27 08:35:19 -0600 )edit

Some colleagues and me struggle with the same issue... Hope it is fixed soon!

Pascal Becker gravatar image Pascal Becker  ( 2017-03-27 11:19:34 -0600 )edit

I think there are more issues coming for us. Because no one tested ROS with newest Qt. If your usually used applications are kde based too, I suggest kubuntu. Because they aren't well configurable on unity.

Orhan gravatar image Orhan  ( 2017-03-27 13:50:11 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-03-27 08:52:44 -0600

Aiven gravatar image

updated 2017-05-28 11:50:49 -0600

Problem solved with last distr update (26.03.2017) - NO

edit 28.05.2017 I solve this problem with compile rtq by hand.

cd catkin_ws/src/
git clone
git clone
git clone
git clone
cd ..
catkin_make install

I have some problems with compiling of rqt_gui. But all works.

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Just updated today, but the issue is still the same :-/

Pascal Becker gravatar image Pascal Becker  ( 2017-04-04 02:05:33 -0600 )edit

Confim. It's broke again =(

Aiven gravatar image Aiven  ( 2017-05-20 15:25:25 -0600 )edit

Have you reported any of this on the appropriate issue trackers?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-05-28 12:14:16 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-05-29 07:38:28 -0600

Pascal Becker gravatar image

Jep, it is already tracked here:

I compiled rqt also myself and get the same errors with rqt_gui. During runtime it says

RuntimeError: the sip module implements API v11.0 to v11.3 but the module requires API v12.1

with installed sip version 4.19.3.

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