Binary wheel install

PyNaCl ships as a binary wheel on OS X, Windows and Linux manylinux1 [1] , so all dependencies are included. Make sure you have an up-to-date pip and run:

$ pip install pynacl

Linux source build

PyNaCl relies on libsodium, a portable C library. A copy is bundled with PyNaCl so to install you can run:

$ pip install pynacl

If you’d prefer to use the version of libsodium provided by your distribution, you can disable the bundled copy during install by running:

$ SODIUM_INSTALL=system pip install pynacl


Usage of the legacy easy_install command provided by setuptools is generally discouraged, and is completely unsupported in PyNaCl’s case.

[1]manylinux1 wheels are built on a baseline linux environment based on Centos 5.11 and should work on most x86 and x86_64 glibc based linux environments.