create-fake-rpm [--help] [--print-output] [--version=VERSION] [--release=RELEASE] [--build] PACKAGE_NAME PROVIDES
This script creates empty RPM package to satisfy the dependencies.
It may be useful when you install some library/module/application manually - without having an RPM package. E.g., when you
pip install somepackage
And when some RPM package Requires: python-somepackage then /usr/bin/rpm refuses to install such package, because python-somepackage is not present on your system. RPMDB does not know what you know. So you can run:
create-fake-rpm --build python-somepackage python3dist(somepackage)
This create package fake-python-somepackage-0-0.noarch.rpm which provides: "python-somepackage" and "python3dist(somepackage)". You can install it using:
dnf install fake-python-somepackage-0-0.noarch.rpm
!!!! WARNING !!!!
This is a big gun. You can easily shot yourself in a leg. Do not use this tool unless you know what you are doing. And if you know what you are doing - then think twice before you use it. You can easily destroy your machine with this tool.
--version=VERSION - you can specify version of your package. Default is 0.
--release=RELEASE - you can specify RELEASE of your package. Default is 0.
--build - create an RPM package. Without this option, only SRC.RPM package will be created.
--print-result - just print resulting binary package. Without this option, full rpmbuild output is print.
If you experience some problem, please report it at: https://github.com/xsuchy/create-fake-rpm/issues
Miroslav Suchý <firstname.lastname@example.org>