eGenix PyRun 2.5.0 GA

eGenix PyRun - One file Python Runtime 2.5.0 GA

eGenix is pleased to announce our open-source eGenix PyRun - One file Python runtime 2.5.0 for Python 3.8, 3.9, 3.10 and Python 3.11.


eGenix PyRun is our open source, one file, no installation version of Python, making the distribution of a Python interpreter to run Python based scripts and applications to Unix based systems simple and efficient.

eGenix PyRun's executable only needs 4-6MB on disk, but still supports most Python applications and scripts.

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 containers, VMs, clusters, client installations, customers or end-users.

It makes "installing" Python on a Unix based system as simple as copying a single file.

eGenix has been using eGenix PyRun as run-time for the Linux version of mxODBC Connect Server product since 2008 with great success and decided to make it available as a stand-alone open-source product.

We provide the source archive to build your own eGenix PyRun on Github, as well as a few binary distributions to get you started on Linux x86_64. In the future, we will set up automated builds for several other platforms.

Please see the product page for more details:

    >>> eGenix PyRun - One file Python Runtime


This major release of eGenix PyRun comes with the following enhancements:

Enhancements / Changes

  • Added support for Python 3.8 - 3.11
  • Removed support for Python 3.5-3.7
  • Modernized the directory setup and build
  • Changed the license to the Apache2 license
  • Extracted the code from our internal mono-repo to put on Github
  • Relaunched the project on Github
For a complete list of changes, please see the eGenix PyRun Changelog.


Please visit the eGenix PyRun product page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the product.


Commercial support for this product is available directly from

Please see the support section of our website for details.

More Information

For more information on eGenix PyRun, licensing and download instructions, please write to

Enjoy !

Marc-Andre Lemburg,

Published: 2024-07-01