eGenix PyRun™ is our open source, one file, no installation version of Python, making the distribution of a Python interpreter to run based scripts and applications to Unix based systems as simple as copying a single file.
eGenix PyRun's executable only needs 11MB for Python 2 and 13MB for Python 3, but still supports most Python application and scripts - and it can be compressed to just 3-4MB using upx, if needed.
Compared to a regular Python installation of typically 100MB on disk, eGenix PyRun is ideal for applications and scripts that need to be distributed to several target machines, client installations or customers.
It makes "installing" Python on a Unix based system as simple as copying a single file.
eGenix has been using eGenix PyRun internally in the mxODBC Connect Server
product since 2008 with great success and decided to make it available as a
stand-alone open-source product.
We provide both the source archive to build your own eGenix PyRun, as well as pre-compiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, as 32- and 64-bit versions. The binaries can be downloaded manually, or you can let our automatic install script install-pyrun take care of the installation:
./install-pyrun dir and you're done.
Please see the product page for more details:
This major new release of eGenix PyRun 2.1 comes with the following new features and changes:
eGenix PyRun includes a shell script called install-pyrun, which greatly simplifies installation of PyRun. It works much like the virtualenv shell script used for creating new virtual environments (except that there's nothing virtual about PyRun environments).
With the script, an eGenix PyRun installation is as simple as running:
This will automatically detect the platform, download and install the right pyrun version into
We have updated this script since the last release:
./install-pyrun -r requirements.txt targetdir
Please visit the eGenix PyRun product page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the product.
For more information on eGenix PyRun, licensing and download instructions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc-Andre Lemburg, eGenix.com