importerror: no module named sipconfig error occurs because of incompatibility of SIP module. SIP package facilitates in the creation of python binding for any of the C and C++ packages. Earlier it was only for PyQT but now we utilize it in multi ways. In this article, we will understand the root cause of this error. We will also explore the best way to fix this.
Importerror: no module named sipconfig (Root Cause) –
Since we manually download the source of the SIP module and build it. After building we install this SIP module. Because of this manual process if we miss anything we get this error. So the Root cause for this is any misconfiguration while building the SIP module.
But no worries now, We can install this SIP module using pip package manager directly. Here is the command for the same.
importerror: no module named sipconfig (Fixed) –
The straight fix for this is to use pip and reinstall the SIP module. Here is the command for the same.
pip install sip
This will uninstall the incompatible version for the SIP module and install the compatible one. In case you want to go version-specific , Please use the below command.
pip install sip==version
We can change this version as per the compatibility but usually, this latest version will solve most of the problems. Hence then go for this.
Alternative Fix ( Using Source Code )-
Here we first have to download the source code from here. After it we need to build the SIP package from the downloaded source code. Here is the easiest command for the same.
sudo python configure.py
sudo make install
It will compile the SIP module and save it in the required location. I hope now you can easily convert any C or C++ code to python binding. You may need to change the directory to sip-version before running this command. Hence please check too.
Data Science Learner Team
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