Installing Pyro

This chapter will show how to obtain and install Pyro.


Pyro is written in 100% Python. It works on any recent operating system where a suitable supported Python implementation is available (3.7 or newer).

Obtaining and installing Pyro


Some Linux distributions may offer Pyro5 through their package manager. Make sure you install the correct one for the python version that you are using. It may be more convenient to just pip install it instead in a virtualenv.


Anaconda users can install the Pyro5 package from conda-forge using conda install -c conda-forge pyro5

Pip install

pip install Pyro5 should do the trick. Pyro is available here on pypi .

Manual installation from source

Download the source distribution archive (Pyro5-X.YZ.tar.gz) from Pypi or from a Github release, extract it and python install. The serpent serialization library must also be installed.


Source is on Github: The required serpent serializer library is there as well:

Third party libraries that Pyro5 uses

serpent - required, 1.27 or newer

Should be installed automatically when you install Pyro.

msgpack - optional, 0.5.2 or newer

Install this to use the msgpack serializer.

Interesting stuff that is extra in the source distribution archive and not with packaged versions

If you decide to download the distribution (.tar.gz) you have a bunch of extras over simply installing the Pyro library directly:


dozens of examples that demonstrate various Pyro features (highly recommended to examine these, many paragraphs in this manual refer to relevant examples here)


the unittest suite that checks for correctness and regressions