packit srpm #

Create a SRPM of the present content in the upstream repository.

By default, packit uses git describe --tags --match '*.*' to create a unique version of the snapshot and git archive -o "{package_name}-{version}.tar.gz" --prefix "{package_name}-{version}/" HEAD to create a tarball with upstream sources.

You can override the archive and version commands in packit.yaml, e.g. this is what we use in ogr, a library which packit is using:

    - python3 sdist --dist-dir ./fedora/
    - bash -c "ls -1t ./fedora/*.tar.gz | head -n 1"
  get-current-version: python3 --version

Requirements #

  • Upstream project is using git.
  • Packit config file placed in the upstream repository.

Tutorial #

  1. Place a config file for packit in the root of your upstream repository..

  2. Now we would generate a SRPM for ogr project:

    $ packit srpm
    Version in spec file is "0.0.3".
    SRPM: /home/tt/g/user-cont/ogr/python-ogr-0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318-1.fc29.src.rpm

    We can now build the package:

    $ rpmbuild --rebuild /home/tt/g/user-cont/ogr/python-ogr-0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318-1.fc29.src.rpm
    Installing /home/tt/g/user-cont/ogr/python-ogr-0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318-1.fc29.src.rpm
    Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.95VZ3c
    + umask 022
    + cd /home/tt/rpmbuild/BUILD
    + cd /home/tt/rpmbuild/BUILD
    + rm -rf ogr-0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318
    + /usr/bin/gzip -dc /home/tt/rpmbuild/SOURCES/ogr-0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318.tar.gz
    + /usr/bin/tar -xof -
    + STATUS=0
    Executing(%build): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.aYyTMP
    Executing(%install): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.fotlPv
    + exit 0
    Provides: python3-ogr = 0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318-1.fc29 python3.7dist(ogr) = 0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318 python3dist(ogr) = 0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318
    Requires(rpmlib): rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1 rpmlib(PartialHardlinkSets) <= 4.0.4-1 rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
    Requires: python(abi) = 3.7 python3.7dist(gitpython) python3.7dist(libpagure) python3.7dist(pygithub) python3.7dist(python-gitlab)
    Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files /home/tt/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/python-ogr-0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318-1.fc29.x86_64
    Wrote: /home/tt/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/python3-ogr-0.0.4.dev11+gc9956c9.d20190318-1.fc29.noarch.rpm
    + exit 0

Help #

Usage: packit srpm [OPTIONS] [PATH_OR_URL]

  Create new SRPM (.src.rpm file) using content of the upstream repository.

  PATH_OR_URL argument is a local path or a URL to the upstream git
  repository, it defaults to the current working directory

  --output FILE        Write the SRPM to FILE instead of current dir.
  --upstream-ref TEXT  Git ref of the last upstream commit in the current
                       branch from which packit should generate patches (this
                       option implies the repository is source-git).

  -h, --help           Show this message and exit.

As you can see, it is possible to create SRPM for source-git repositories as well. Just add an --upstream-ref option to the packit command.

If you have a git tag 0.1.0 specifying the upstream code, just run packit srpm --upstream-ref 0.1.0 to create an SRPM file. It will create an archive from the given upstream reference (0.1.0) and following commits will be added as downstream patches.

Just make sure, that you apply all the patches in the specfile. (Packit only adds the patches after the sources.) You can use a following setup:

  • Define the macro on top of the specfile:

    %global num_patches %{lua: c=0; for i,p in ipairs(patches) do c=c+1; end; print(c);}
  • Apply the patches in the %prep part:

    %if %{num_patches}
    git init
    git config ""
    git config "John Foo"
    git add .
    git commit -a -q -m "%{version} baseline."
    # Apply all the patches.
    git am %{patches}