[Bug 1523326] [NEW] K3B (growisofs) too many directories

roger oc3vp7w8 at rogers.com
Mon Dec 7 03:29:36 UTC 2015

Public bug reported:

hello . . .

I have successfully used K3B for many years doing monthly FULL backups
to DVDs and then BDs except for this month.

I tried to backup my system K3B 2.0.2 and received a few error messages
primarily being told that K3B could not calculate the file size.

I downloaded Kubuntu 15.10 with K3B 2.0.3 and using a USB stick began
K3B. Same error message.

I isolated the problem (maybe). growisofs generates an error telling me
that my burn has "too many directories". The number 65535 (?) follows
the message. This is the base error for all my other error messages. K3B
cannot calculate the file size because not all the directories are
calculated (?).

I removed /usr (biggest number of directories) and the burn was
successful. I used a DVD-DL to burn /usr and again successful.

It looks like I have maxed out the limit on directories. Never thought
that would happen.

Version 2.0.2 / 2.0.3
Using KDE Development Platform 4.14.13 and Kubuntu 15.10 downloaded 6Dec15.

Hope this helps.

** Affects: k3b (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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