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Old 02-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
Rogue45
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How to build repodata correctly for custom repository


I am building a RHEL 6.3 iso. My kickstart script calls out a few packages from the rhel optional and supplementary repos. However i did not grap the entire repositories from red hat because they wouldn't fit on a dvd. How do i rebuild the repository so it builds all the dependencies, group data and build tree correctly? I tried
createrepo "`pwd`"
createrepo -g "`pwd`"

createrepo -g comps.xml "`pwd`"

I'm kind of just screwing around at this point. I build the iso and try to install but it bombs and says "unable to read group information from repositories. This is a problem with the generation of your install tree"


or when i include the comps.xml file I get "An unhandled exception has occurred. this is most likely a bug. Please save a copy of the detailed exception and file a bug report."
 
Old 02-16-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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This is not the complete answer, but to create a local copy of the repos https://code.google.com/p/iredmail/w...Yum_Repository
I hope this will help somewhat
 
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris. I figured it out yesterday. The problem was that i was creating a blank comps.xml file. When i copied the 6.3 heirarchy onto my filesystem it came with their comps.xml file. It was just named weird because it has a hash value in front of it. Anyways i ran: createrepo --database -g c28thisisthehashvalue-comps.xml "`pwd`" and all my group info and tree structure built correctly. Then i had to fix up a few dependencies. All installs are running smoothly now hope this helps someone else.
 
  


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