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Re: Revisor



Thank you!
That was very helpful information.

- Martin

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:55 AM, Gordon Messmer <yinyang eburg com> wrote:
> Martin Schiøtz wrote:
>>
>> Does somebody know what's going with the revisor project?
>>
>> The mailing list revisor-users fedoraunity org does not seem to work.
>
> The lists were moved to revisor-users lists fedorahosted org this afternoon.
>
> http://fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/revisor-users
>
>> I have been trying to build CentOS and Fedora on Fedora 9 and 10 with
>> revisor for some time now with no succes at all. I have been trying
>> different versions of revisor and different kinds builds (with CentOS
>> and Fedora) on both Fedora 9 and 10. The result is alway some kind of
>> error doing the beginning of the install process of the builded CD or
>> DVD images.
>
> Apparently there are issues with different versions of squashfs in new
> Fedora releases and CentOS 5.  You can use "mock" to create a centos 5
> chroot and run revisor from there, which I'm told will work.  I've quoted
> Jeroen's more detailed directions at the end of this message.
>
> Since the move, there's already been a post to the list about problems
> composing Fedora 10, and I'm hoping to see a resolution.
>
>> Has anybody have any succes building images with revisor lately?
>
> Not yet.  I've been talking to the author about similar problems.  For the
> moment, I'm just composing the install trees and then using the
> vmlinuz/initrd/install.img from the distribution.
>
>
>
>
> ------
>
> The nasty thing between a (recent) Fedora station composing EL5
> installation or live media is the version mismatch between squashfs.
>
> I very much doubt this is ever going to be solved, but you can run
> revisor in a mock chroot:
>
> # yum install mock
> $ mock -r epel-5-i386 init
> $ mock -r epel-5-i386 install comps-extras createrepo rhpl pykickstart \
> ~                    livecd-tools anaconda-runtime squashfs-tools \
> ~                    busybox-anaconda notify-python usermode \
> ~                    pam python automake intltool gettext \
> ~                    desktop-file-utils glib2-devel gcc \
> ~                    cobbler koan deltarpm pygtk pygtk2-libglade \
> ~                    gnome-python2-gconf system-config-kickstart jigdo \
> ~                    livecd-tools python-virtinst git
>
> $ mock -r epel-5-i386 shell
>
> mock-chroot> git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/revisor
> mock-chroot> cd revisor
> mock-chroot> git checkout --track -b EL-5 origin/EL-5
> mock-chroot> autoreconf && ./configure
> mock-chroot> make install
> mock-chroot> revisor --cli [options]
>
> ^ This is what I'm testing now, and it seems to work.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jeroen van Meeuwen
>
>
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