PyInstaller runs in Windows 8 or newer (Windows 7 should work too, but is not supported). It can create graphical windowed apps (apps that do not need a command window).
PyInstaller requires two Python modules in a Windows system. It requires either the PyWin32 or pypiwin32 Python extension for Windows. If you install PyInstaller using pip, and PyWin32 is not already installed, pypiwin32 is automatically installed. PyInstaller also requires the pefile package.
The pip-Win package is recommended, but not required.
Mac OS X¶
PyInstaller runs in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer. It can build graphical windowed apps (apps that do not use a terminal window). PyInstaller builds apps that are compatible with the Mac OS X release in which you run it, and following releases. It can build 32-bit binaries in Mac OS X releases that support them.
PyInstaller requires the
ldd terminal application to discover
the shared libraries required by each program or shared library.
It is typically found in the distribution-package
It also requires the
objdump terminal application to extract
information from object files
objcopy terminal application to append data to the
These are typically found in the distribution-package
AIX, Solaris, FreeBSD and OpenBSD¶
Users have reported success running PyInstaller on these platforms,
but it is not tested on them.
objdump commands are needed.
Each bundled app contains a copy of a bootloader, a program that sets up the application and starts it (see The Bootstrap Process in Detail).
When you install PyInstaller using pip, the setup will attempt to build a bootloader for this platform. If that succeeds, the installation continues and PyInstaller is ready to use.