PyInstaller runs in Windows 8 and newer. It can create graphical windowed apps (apps that do not need a command window).
PyInstaller runs on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or newer.
It can build graphical windowed apps (apps that do not use a terminal window).
PyInstaller builds apps that are compatible with the macOS release in
which you run it, and following releases.
It can build
arm64 or hybrid universal2 binaries on macOS
machines of either architecture. See macOS multi-arch support for
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.
If the pip setup fails to build a bootloader, or if you do not use pip to install, you must compile a bootloader manually. The process is described under Building the Bootloader.