Installing a very old Fedora (FC6) in a chroot?

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Wed Jun 12 13:13:55 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Paul Howarth <paul at> wrote:
> I have working local mock configs for F-6 and a variety of other ancient
> releases. In what way does yours not work?

Great to know it works! I was worried changes in yum/rpm meant it wouldn't.

> The main local changes I have are that I have:
> config_opts['chroot_setup_cmd'] = 'install buildsys-build'
> config_opts['useradd'] = '/usr/sbin/useradd -m -u %(uid)s -g %(gid)s -d
> %(home)s -n %(user)s'

That's probably what I was missing. I sorted a couple of initial
issues and got stuck at 'Could not find useradd in chroot'.

> where the "buildsys-build" package is in a local repo and can be found here:

Will try with that - thanks!

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