Python Packaging User GuideΒΆ

Last Reviewed:2014-07-04

The “Python Packaging User Guide” (PPUG) aims to be the authoritative resource on how to package and install Python distributions using current tools, but also on the efforts to improve Python packaging. The guide is part of a larger effort to improve all of the packaging and installation docs, including pip, setuptools, virtualenv, wheel, distlib, and docs.python.org.

For user support related to a specific project, see the mailing list and IRC links on the Projects page. For something more general, or when you’re just not sure, use the distutils-sig list.

This guide is maintained on github by the Python Packaging Authority (PyPA).