Simple package manager built on top of hawkey and librepo
C Python CMake C++ Other
Latest commit b6f4022 Feb 20, 2017 @jsilhan jsilhan buildsys: release++

README.md

libdnf

This library provides a high level package-manager. It's core library of dnf, PackageKit and rpm-ostree. It's replacement for deprecated hawkey library which it contains inside and uses librepo under the hood.

⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️ Note that libdnf is currently being reworked and is considered unstable. Once major users like PackageKit and DNF are fully ported, a new stable release will be considered. ⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️

License

LGPLv2+

Building for Fedora

Packages needed for the build, or the build requires:

  • make
  • check-devel
  • cmake
  • gcc
  • libsolv-devel
  • libsolv-tools
  • librepo-devel
  • python-devel (or python3-devel for Python 3 build)
  • python-nose (or python3-nose for Python 3 build)
  • rpm-devel
  • glib2-devel
  • gtk-doc
  • gobject-introspection-devel
  • python-sphinx

From the checkout dir::

mkdir build
cd build/
cmake .. # add '-DPYTHON_DESIRED="3"' option for Python 3 build
make

Building the documentation, from the build/ directory::

make doc

Building RPMs:

tito init # Step is required due to removal of tito support from the project
tito build --rpm --test

Tests

All unit tests should pass after the build finishes:

cd build/tests
make tests

There are two parts of unit tests: unit tests in C and unit tests in Python. To run the C part of the tests manually, from hawkey checkout::

build/tests/test_main tests/repos/

Manually executing the Python tests::

PYTHONPATH=`readlink -f ./build/src/python/` nosetests -s tests/python/tests/

The PYTHONPATH is unfortunately needed as the Python test suite needs to know where to import the built hawkey modules.

Documentation

See the hawkey documentation page.

Information internal to the hawkey development is maintained on a github wiki.