State Tool: How to make a Python 3.9 runtime using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

The ActiveState Platform is a universal package management solution for Python, Perl and Tcl. Watch this video to learn how to install Python 3.9 in a virtual directory, and then start working with our State Tool to install all the packages you need! Get the code snippet from our Python 3.9 page to get started.

See how packages added via the State Tool are built in parallel (including linked C libraries) on the ActiveState Platform, and then downloaded and installed locally along with their dependencies.

Learn more about the ActiveState Platform and how the  State Tool works with it to help your dev teams become more productive.

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At ActiveState, we use the Platform to build not only our popular open source language distributions, but also custom runtimes for our enterprise clients (i.e. builds containing just the language and packages their project requires). Try it out yourself or get a demo and understand how it can support your enterprise’s open source needs.

New to the ActiveState Platform? Here’s how to get started, once you’ve created your free account.

Use our Platform to build a custom runtime for your next project, including just the language and packages your project needs.

  • Choose a language (Python, Perl or Tcl right now)
  • Select your operating system (Linux or Windows, plus Mac for Python)
  • Add the packages your project requires

ActiveState regularly pulls packages from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc) to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, can be compiled from source, and are then verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major operating systems. Go ahead and try our beta today! We are hanging out at our Community Forum to provide support as you explore.

The ActiveState Platform is free for development use. Explore our paid plans for non-development use such as testing, production, and redistribution.

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