On Mon, 18 May 2009 07:02:27 -0700
John Poelstra <poelstra(a)redhat.com> wrote:
At last week's meeting I volunteered to create a simple wiki page
help anyone build one of the official spins and also build some of
the spins for testing.
I ran into several problems doing this last week. Some were
self-inflicted (running out of disk space in the root partition), but
others were more mysterious. Like kicking off the livecd-creator,
watching it download all the needed packages and start to yum install
them, only to watch it hang on several occasions after installing 400
or 500 packages.
1) Is building live CDs on Fedora 10 for Fedora 11 a bad idea?
I think it is. At least I think you need the livecd-creator from f11.
Possibly other things. ;(
I do all my test composes on rawhide machines.
2) Where can I collect troubleshooting information on why the yum
install process hangs? Nothing obvious in /var/log/messages
It would normally be in the livecd-creator output I would think.
Try -d or -v to it?
3) What is the best way to cleanly abort a failed/hung live CD
creation? I ended up having to reboot my system to unmount the loop
devices and clean up all the space taking in /var/tmp because killing
the process or trying to force unmount the loop device didn't work.
Yeah, if the mount gets stuck thats your only option. It should
normally clean up after itself once the process dies. ;(