Freezing Mido Programs¶
When you build an executable with PyInstaller and run it you may get import errors like this one:
ImportError: No module named mido.backends.portmidi
The reason is that Mido uses
import_module() to import the backend
modules, while PyInstaller looks for
The easiest fix is to import the module at the top of the program:
import mido import mido.backends.portmidi # The backend you want to use. print(mido.get_input_names())
and then run
pyinstaller like usual:
$ pyinstaller --onefile midotest.py $ ./dist/midotest [u'Midi Through Port-0']
If you don’t want to change the program, you can instead declare the backend module as a hidden import.
bbFreeze, py2exe, cx_Freeze, py2app, etc.¶
I suspect the same is true for these, but I have not had a chance to try it out yet.
Adding the explicit
import statement should always work, though,
since Mido backends are just normal Python modules.