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28th June 2010, 09:44 PM
Hello. I am trying to create a Fedora Remix Live CD/DVD that has on it the open-source package I contribute to (madagascar (http://reproducibility.org), aka m8r) and its dependencies. The purpose is to be able to give demos and tutorials to a classroom without people having to install Linux on their machines.

I based the remix on XFCE, with most applications removed, and some utilities (web browser, code editor) left in. I used as a guide this Fedora Classroom session (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Classroom/Creating_Fedora_Remix). The kickstart file can be seen here (http://rsf.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/rsf/trunk/admin/fedora-live-m8r.ks?&view=markup). Running livecd-creator as shown in the comments at the beginning of the ks file creates a nice minimal XFCE desktop (I actually burned it to a DVD and tested), but there is no trace of the madagascar package that I try to download via svn in the %post section! I also tried running curl to download a tarball, and I only got an empty file.

Is there any way of transferring a tarball from the local machine or from a web location into the file system of the live CD/DVD being created?

Thank you,

28th June 2010, 11:57 PM
The proper way would be to create an rpm and use a local repo.

I'll be happy to help if you have problems along the way such as building the rpm, creating a local repo or including it in your kickstart.