Porting Python Application to a new linux machine

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at gmx.de
Fri Sep 4 07:43:19 CEST 2015

Am 03.09.15 um 16:32 schrieb Heli Nix:
> I have my python scripts that use several python libraries such as
> h5py, pyside, numpy....
> In Windows I have an installer that will install python locally on
> user machine and so my program gets access to this local python and
> runs successfully.
> How can I do this in Linux ? ( I want to install python plus my
> program on the user machine.) I do not want to use the user´s python
> or to install python on the user´s machine on root.

Another variant is the use of pyinstaller. It can generate a single 
directory with a copy of Python and all needed libraries. You can copy 
that to a different machine, and often it works - unless libc or some 
very basic library is different. Beware that this pulls in half of your 
system, so you'll end up with ~100 MB.


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