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Build AWS Lambda deployment packages (zip files) for Python projects

Project description


Paketoi is a command-line tool for building AWS Lambda deployment packages (zip files) for Python projects.

The goal is to provide a single command to build the deployment package for simple projects using requirements.txt.


  • The dependencies for your project are specified in a requirements.txt file.
  • Any dependencies with native code have pre-built binary wheels for the target platform.


Paketoi is available on PyPI. The simplest way to install it globally is to use pipx:

pipx install paketoi


The tool is meant to be run in the directory that contains your project. The source code is assumed to reside in the working directory. The basic usage is:

paketoi -r <path to requirements.txt> <path to output file>

You can find all the command-line options with paketoi --help.

Command-line options

% paketoi --help
Usage: paketoi [OPTIONS] OUTPUT

  Build AWS Lambda deployment packages (zip files) for Python projects.

  -s, --source DIRECTORY          The source root of the project.
  -I, --include PATH              Files to be included, relative to the source
  -E, --exclude TEXT              Files to be excluded, relative to the source
  -r, --requirement TEXT          Path to requirements.txt.
  --runtime [3.8|3.9|3.10|3.11|3.12]
                                  Python version to target.
  --platform [x86_64|arm64]       Architecture to target.
  --default-excludes / --no-default-excludes
                                  Enable/disable the default exclusion list.
                                  (.git, .jj, .mypy_cache, .ruff_cache)
  --help                          Show this message and exit.

Python version and architecture

By default, dependencies are downloaded for Python 3.12 running on x86_64. You can change these options with --platform and --runtime options.

For example, to build a deployment package for Python 3.10 running on arm64, do this:

paketoi -r requirements.txt --runtime 3.10 --platform arm64

Simple layout

└── requirements.txt

With the project layout like above, you can build a deployment package like this:

paketoi -r requirements.txt

src layout

├── requirements.txt
└── src

When your lambda source is under the directory src, use -s src to set the source root.

paketoi -r requirements.txt -s src

Excluding files

├── requirements.txt
└── tests

You can exclude files you do not need by using -E path. For example:

paketoi -r requirements.txt -E tests


Developing paketoi

This project uses Poetry as the package manager and just as the command runner. Project setup:

# Create a virtualenv and install all the dependencies
poetry install

# Run all the tests and checks
just check

# Run the tool directly from the repo
poetry run paketoi

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