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How to Install Twisted on MacOS?

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  • Last Updated : 30 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install Twisted in Python on macOS. Twisted is an event-based framework for internet applications, supporting Python 3.6+. 

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install Twisted Package

Follow the below steps to install the Twisted package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install the latest Python3 in MacOS

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version
pip3 --version

checking python and pip version in macos

Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

upgrading pip in macos

Step 4: Enter the following command to install Twisted using pip3.

pip3 install Twisted

installing Twisted package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Twisted

Follow the below steps to install the Twisted package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of Twisted for python3 from here.

curl -OL https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/b2/46/ee13d2d8dd4d380132199d5b3526e01103fd9a3c43b613718cd01e179987/Twisted-21.7.0.tar.gz > Twisted.tar.gz

downloading the source package for Twisted in macos

Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf Twisted.tar.gz

extracting the Twisted.tar.gz file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

Note: You must have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system

cd Twisted-21.7.0
python3 setup.py install

installing Twisted on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying Twisted installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import twisted

Verifying Twisted installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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