Python – How to bundle a Python application including dependencies


I need to package my Python application, its dependencies and Python into a single MSI installer. The end result should desirably be:

  • Python is installed in the standard location
  • the package and its dependencies are installed in a separate directory (possibly site-packages)
  • the installation directory should contain the Python uncompressed and a standalone executable is not required

Best Solution

Kind of a dup of this question about how to make a python into an executable.

It boils down to:

py2exe on windows, Freeze on Linux, and py2app on Mac.