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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.

:warning: :warning: :warning: 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. :warning: :warning: :warning:



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

Building the documentation, from the build/ directory::

make doc

Building RPMs:

tito build --rpm --test


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.


See the hawkey documentation page.

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


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