Pip and Easy Install

We recommend installing PyBuilder into a virtual environment using pip:

pip install pybuilder
At first it might seem tempting to install PyBuilder system-wide with sudo pip install pybuilder, but if you work with virtualenvs then PyBuilder will see your system python (due to being installed there) instead of the virtualenv python.

Building from source

Please get the most recent version of PyBuilder first :

git clone
cd pybuilder

Now to the bootstrapping part : install the dependencies and build PyBuilder… using PyBuilder!

./ install_dependencies

Congratulations, you just built a binary distribution!

You can now head to target/dist/pybuilder-$VERSION and use the distutils installation script. Just type

python install