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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 install.


The Windows installer found on the front page is built by Cory Dodt. WindowsBuild information has its own page.


Twisted has been integrated in the OpenBSD port tree as devel/py-twisted on 2006/07/29. Official packages will be provided with OpenBSD 4.0 and higher. Alternatively, you can also build your own packages from the port tree. See

Report problems to Aleksander Piotrowski or Eric Faurot.

Mac OS X

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Packages are maintained by Daniel Henninger, info at

Meta Package

A metapackage built with MacPython 2.4 is available at It includes Universal Binary builds of PyCrypto, PyOpenSSL, and ZopeInterfaces, and Twisted 2.4 in a single mpkg.

If you need these built for the system python2.3 the generation scripts are available at source:sandbox/dreid/TwistedPackager.

Note: The developer does not have an Intel machine on which to test these builds, if they do not work assign a ticket to dreid.


Some parts of Twisted are packaged by Neal Nelson?. A list of available packages is here:


Twisted is in portage, maintained by marienz@…. The stable versions are a bit old, you probably want ~arch for any "serious" development. 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.

Fedora Core

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.