Build EXE on Mac OsX 10.4

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Thu Jun 14 02:59:44 CEST 2007

En Wed, 13 Jun 2007 17:35:19 -0300, Paul McNett <p at> escribió:

> Tempo wrote:
>> Has anyone sucesfully built a *.exe file on a mac operating system
>> before from a *.py file? I have been trying to do this with
>> pyinstaller, but I keep getting errors and I don't know how to install  
>> [...]
> You need to build Mac Apps on Mac, Windows EXE's on Windows, and Linux
> ELF's on Linux. You can't build a windows.exe from Mac, just as you
> can't build a from Windows.

That's not entirely true. gcc on linux can generate a Windows EXE, and  
using: python bdist_wininst, you can generate a complete binary  
installer for Windows. I'm not sure if this can be done on a Mac too.

Gabriel Genellina

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