Build a wheel/egg and all dependencies for a python project

You will need to create a file for your package. Make sure you have the latest setuptools and pip installed. Then run the following:

python bdist_wheel

This will create a wheel file for your package. This assumes you don’t have C/C++ headers, DLLs, etc. If you do, then you’ll probably have a lot more work to do.

To get dependencies, you will want to create a requirements.txt file and run the following:

pip wheel .

If your package isn’t on PyPI, then you’ll have to manually copy your package’s wheel file into the wheel folder that this command creates. For more information see the following excellent article:


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