Current Respin for F9, or how to build updated F9 live dvd on an F7 system?

TNWestTex mcforum at
Thu Jul 17 19:59:23 UTC 2008

Paul Johnson-11 wrote:
> I have access to F7 systems where I can download the F9 install dvd.
> While doing that, I was wondering if it is possible to get a version
> of the dvd that includes the updated RPMS.  That search leads  to the
> Fedora Unity community (  web site, where it
> appears there has not been a respin of F9 (only a spin of Everything
> as originally created).
> Pointers from messages in this list lead to a HOWTO on using the tools
> in the livecd-tools package to create a new Fedora dvd.
I use the following commands to keep an updated install of Fedora on a usb
drive mounted asd /media/sdb1.
This copy is for F8 but the process works for F9 also.  The i386 directory
contains the contents from the DVD.  Choose the mirror you like to use for
the updates and see just how they designate the updates directory as it
differs from mirror to mirror.
rsync -av rsync://
--exclude=debug/ /media/sdb1/fedora/i386/Packages

cd /media/sdb1/fedora
repomanage --old i386 | xargs rm -f
cd i386

createrepo -g repodata/Fedora-8-comps.xml .
Use one of the formulas for a bootable DVD and the contents of the i386
directory to get an updated install.

Robert McBroom

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