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Use MusicBrainz Picard ? Don’t update to KDE 4.4 RC (yet)

 ·   ·  ☕ 2 min read  ·  ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat · 👀... views

I love MusicBrainz Picard. It keeps my music collection organized, tags and renames them, and heck even fetches the cover art for (almost) all songs. Picard is just brilliant.

And the icing on the cake - its FOSS & cross platform. And it was working fine - till couple of days ago.

Eager to try out the RC of the upcoming 4.4 release of KDE, I upgraded it. Later on I got a bunch of music files from Ankit, and I set to tag ‘em correctly. Double clicked Picard. Bouncy icon starts, and then - nothing. Uh-oh. Rinse, repeat, no change. Wondering what could’ve happened, I launched Konsole and passed the command And - boom.

sathya@shaman:~> picard

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “/usr/bin/picard”, line 2, in

from picard.tagger import main; main(‘/usr/share/locale’, True)

File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/picard/”, line 21, in

from PyQt4 import QtGui, QtCore

RuntimeError: the sip module implements API v6.0 but the PyQt4.QtGui module requires API v7.0

Seems the upgrade in Qt has resulted in MusicBrainz Picard being broken :(. As of now there seems to be no solution - perhaps wait and watch till someone notices and fixes it ? Or dive into code and try to fix it myself ( mmm enticing). Anybody reading this has a solution ? Do drop a comment

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Sathyajith Bhat
Sathyajith Bhat
Author, AWS Container Hero and DevOps Specialist

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