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A tool to convert a PyPI package to an RPM SPECFILE or to generate an SRPM. Under heavy development, see the TODO file for a list of planned features. pyp2rpm currently ships with Fedora and Mageia specific templates.


The simplest use case is to run:

pyp2rpm package_name

This downloads the package from PyPI and outputs the RPM SPECFILE.


pyp2rpm package_name --srpm

This downloads the package from PyPI and creates a SRPM file.

All of the options are (print this by running pyp2rpm -h):

usage: pyp2rpm [-h] [-v VERSION] [-d SAVE_DIR] [-r RPM_NAME]
               [-t TEMPLATE] [-o DISTRO] [-b BASE_PYTHON]
               [-p PYTHON_VERSION] [--srpm] [--proxy PROXY] PACKAGE

Convert PyPI package to RPM specfile or SRPM.

  PACKAGE             Provide PyPI name of the package or path to compressed
                      source file.

  -t TEMPLATE                     Template file (jinja2 format) to render
                                  (default: "fedora").Search order is 1)
                                  filesystem, 2) default templates.
  -o [fedora|epel7|epel6|mageia|pld]
                                  Default distro whose conversion rules to use
                                  (default:"fedora"). Default templates have
                                  their rules associated and ignore this.
  -b BASE_PYTHON                  Base Python version to package for (fedora
                                  default: "3").
  -p PYTHON_VERSIONS              Additional Python versions to include in the
                                  specfile (e.g -p2 for python2 subpackage).
                                  Can be specified multiple times. Specify
                                  additional version or use -b explicitly to
                                  disable default.
  -s                              Spec file ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/python-package_name.spec
                                  will be created (default:
                                  prints spec file to stdout).
  --srpm                          When used pyp2rpm will produce srpm instead
                                  of printing specfile into stdout.
  --proxy PROXY                   Specify proxy in the form proxy.server:port.
  -r RPM_NAME                     Name of rpm package (overrides calculated
  -d SAVE_PATH                    Specify where to save package file, specfile
                                  and generated SRPM (default:
  -v VERSION                      Version of the package to download (ignored
                                  for local files).
  --venv / --no-venv              Enable / disable metadata extraction from
                                  virtualenv (default: enabled).
  --autonc / --no-autonc          Enable / disable using automatic provides
                                  with a standardized name in dependencies
                                  declaration (default: disabled).
  --sclize                        Convert tags and macro definitions to SCL-style
                                  using `spec2scl` module. NOTE: SCL
                                  related options can be provided alongside
                                  this option.
  -h, --help                      Show this message and exit.

SCL related options:
  --no-meta-runtime-dep       Don't add the runtime dependency on the scl
                              runtime package.
  --no-meta-buildtime-dep     Don't add the buildtime dependency on the scl
                              runtime package.
  --skip-functions FUNCTIONS  Comma separated list of transformer functions to
  --no-deps-convert           Don't convert dependency tags (mutually
                              exclusive with --list-file).
  --list-file FILE_NAME       List of the packages/provides, that will be in
                              the SCL (to convert Requires/BuildRequires
                              properly). Lines in the file are in form of
                              "pkg-name %%{?custom_prefix}", where the prefix
                              part is optional.

To run the unit tests, cd into the checked out directory and run:

PYTHONPATH=$(pwd) py.test

or run:

python test

Example usage

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We will gladly accept any pull request or feature request. With complex pull requests, please include unit tests in pytest and use flexmock if you need mocking.

Tests can be run locally using docker: docker build -t pyp2rpm-test . docker run -v $(pwd):$(pwd):z -w $(pwd) -it pyp2rpm-test

pyp2rpm is licensed under the MIT/Expat license.


Tool to convert a package from PyPI to RPM SPECFILE or to generate SRPM.







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