Installing a source rpm with Python API

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Tue Nov 4 08:03:27 UTC 2014

On 10/30/2014 12:51 PM, DEGREMONT Aurelien wrote:
> Hello
> I'm trying to install a source rpm with Python API, as a non-root user.
> Equivalent of:
> $ rpm -iv ... mypackage.src.rpm
> with Python.
> I did not find a way to do that. I just find how to do a classic RPM
> install (ts.addInstall(), but this locks the RPM database,
> even if it will not modify it (as it is a source rpm), and so, need root
> permission.
> I found rpmInstallSourcePackage() in C source code, in lib/psm.c
> but no equivalent in the Python binding.
> How do to this?

There's no API to do it in the python bindings, but then you can just as 
well shell out and call 'rpm -i foo.src.rpm' from python, the API for 
src.rpm installs is simple and stupid enough that its not very useful...

	- Panu -

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