Problem with createrepo for modified DVD ISO

Digimer linux at
Sat Jun 19 21:06:57 UTC 2010

On 10-06-19 12:37 AM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 09:15:09 -0400,
>    Digimer<linux at>  wrote:
>> 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?
> Probably the question belongs on users.

Noted, thank you. :)

>>     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.
> I think revisor is the tool that is best for making custom install DVDs.
> I usually make live images using livecd-creator and can't give you specific
> information on using revisor.

Revisor is currently broken on F13. I posted a bug for it, but I 
understand the maintainer is away. I waited for about a week before 
deciding to give it a shot manually.

>>     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
>> moment).
> The path to the packages might not be correct. If relative paths are used
> and the repodata directory is not related to the location of the rpms the
> same way, then you could see something like that.

I'd not considered paths before, thanks, I will explore that.

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