Packaging and deployment of standalone Python applications?

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at
Tue Sep 15 08:17:55 CEST 2015

Am 14.09.15 um 08:58 schrieb Kristian Rink:
> Folks;
> coming from a server-sided Java background, I'm recently exploring
> frameworks such as cherrypy or webpy for building RESTful services,
> which is quite a breeze and a pretty pleasant experience; however one
> thing so far bugs me: Using Java tooling and libraries such as
> DropWizard, it is pretty straightforward to build an "all-inclusive"
> application containing (a) all code of my own, (b) all required
> dependencies, (c) all other resources and, if required, even (d) a
> Java virtual machine in one large .zip file which can easily be
> copied to a clean Linux VM, unzipped and started there.
> Are there ways of doing so using Python, too? I'd like to set up a
> project structure / working environment that includes all Python 3rd
> party libraries, my own code and maybe even a "standard" Python
> runtime for 64bit Linux systems (to not depend too much on what
> version a certain Linux distribution actually ships) and focus on
> doing deployment to various machines at best by simply copying these
> packages around.
> Any pointers, ideas, inspirations on that greatly appreciated - even
> in total different ways if what I am about to do is completely off
> anyone would do it in a Python environment. ;)

Look at pyinstaller. It creates monsters (i.e. really huge single file
or single directory builds), but it works for my projects.


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