Official website:


  • Python:
    • 2.4 - 2.7 (Python 3 is not supported)
  • Windows (32bit/64bit):
    • Windows XP or newer.
    • pywin32 when using Python 2.6+
  • Linux (32bit/64bit)
    • ldd: console application to print the shared libraries required by each program or shared library.
    • objdump: Console application to display information from object files.
  • Mac OS X (32/64bit):
    • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer (Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion).
  • Solaris (experimental)
    • ldd
    • objdump
  • AIX (experimental)
    • AIX 6.1 or newer. Python executables created using PyInstaller on AIX 6.1 should work on AIX 5.2/5.3. PyInstaller will not work with statically linked Python libraries which has been encountered in Python 2.2 installations on AIX 5.x.
    • ldd
    • objdump
  • FreeBSD (experimental)
    • ldd

    • objdump

    • Build your own loader:

      cd bootloader; python waf configure build install


pyinstaller /path/to/

or the following when using PyInstaller without installation:

python /path/to/

For more details, see the doc/Manual.html.

Installation in brief

  1. Unpack the archive on you path of choice.

  2. For Windows (32/64bit), Linux (32/64bit) and Mac OS X (32/64bit) precompiled boot-loaders are available. So to install PyInstaller:

    python install

For other platforms, users should first try to build the boot-loader before installation:

cd bootloader
python ./waf configure build install

Major changes in this release

See doc/CHANGES.txt.