Problem with createrepo for modified DVD ISO

Digimer linux at
Fri Jun 18 13:15:09 UTC 2010

Hi all,

   I asked this on buildsys, so this is something of a repost. I'm not 
sure where to turn at this point, so if this isn't the right list, would 
anyone be able to point me in the right direction?

   I've been trying to create my own (minorly) custom distro for Fedora 
13. All it really is is a custom kickstart and a changed up set of RPMs.

   My problem is; I've added some RPMs and removed others, so I need to 
regenerate the files in dvd:/repodata to properly reflect what is in 
dvd:/Packages. I've tried various incantations of 'createrepo Packages/' 
but none seem to work. When I move the generated files into 
dvd:/repodata, roll the ISO, burn and install, the installer complains 
that the repo data is bad (sorry, I don't have the exact error at the 

   So then, what is the magic incantation to properly regenerate the 
repodata for a modified Packages directory on a DVD?


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