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Packages of Twisted for various operating systems
While you can always install Twisted from the source tarball, if there are recent packages available for your operating system, you should probably use those. Pre-packaged versions of Twisted have already been tested, and often list precise dependencies in a format which is friendly to the host OS.
If you are not going to use a pre-packaged version of Twisted, it is suggested that you do not install it site-globally to avoid conflicting with your OS; e.g. use the --prefix argument to setup.py install.
Note that these are not packages, but only ports. If you are not familiar with ports, read about them at http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq15.html#Ports. Packages will be available once these ports are integrated into the official port tree.
Mac OS X (via Fink)
Packages are maintained by Daniel Henninger, info at http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/search.php?summary=twisted
Some parts of Twisted are packaged by Neal Nelson?. A list of available packages is here: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/ports.cgi?query=twisted&stype=all
Twisted is in portage, maintained by marienz@…. The stable versions are a bit old, you probably want ~arch for any "serious" development. http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=twisted should tell you what versions are available. Also note dev-python/twisted is just core, you (currently) have to merge the subprojects you want separately.
Twisted packages are available from the Extras repository. They're being maintained by Thomas Vander Stichele?. Currently it's still version 1.3, but work is underway to split the modules and update to the latest versions.