I followed Owen Taylor’s advice and tried livecd-creator instead. He gave me a one liner that worked from an installed package. That’s how it should be – a simple no-frills “see ? this thing works !” experience. Contrasted with the 8 hours I spent on getting revisor to do something, this was a world of difference.
In a few hours I had set up a local mirror to get packages from, and created two specialized live CD’s. Now I’m rebuilding a whole bunch of packages to include on the CD’s and then I’m ready to give it a go.
Anyone in the know who can tell me if the real Fedora Live CD’s are spun with livecd-tools or revisor ?