[Tutor] how to use freeze for making executable python file in linux
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 31 09:46:34 CET 2008
"brindly sujith" <brindly at gmail.com> wrote
> can i use freeze to make my python program
> into executable in linux
Since you have picked up on Freeze I'll assume Luke was
right and that you don't really want to make your program
executable but that you want to create a self contained file
that can be distributed without the need for the Python
interpreter to already exist. Is that the case?
If so its quite unusual on Linux since most Linux distros
include Python as standard. Can you clarify why you think
this will be needed? It will bring several disadvantages
including a) wasted disk space since you will be packaging
Python with your program even for users who already have it,
b) limiting the use to one platform since the freeze version
will only work on the platform you create it on, whereas python
files wuill runon any machine with Python installed (assuming
no non-portable code), c) maintenance becomes harder since
you have to remember to refreeze the code after every bug fix etc.
And then you have to ship/install a whole new package instead of
a single fixed python file.
There are valid reasons for doing this but these's a whole
bunch of reasons not to as well...
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