[Bug 1523326] Re: K3B (growisofs) too many directories

Thomas Schmitt scdbackup at gmx.net
Wed Dec 9 17:31:52 UTC 2015


let's try whether all fleas have been caught.
Here is the procedure:

Create a new directory (for easy removal) and go into it:

  mkdir $HOME/xorriso_dir
  cd $HOME/xorriso_dir

Download the new GNU xorriso development tarball and put it
into that new directory. E.g. by some web browser or by this
command line:

  wget http://www.gnu.org/software/xorriso/xorriso-1.4.3.tar.gz

Expect 2705623 bytes.
Program md5sum should yield 0aa887545eef544a42bef704cc7f3066.
Content and checksum may change without notice. Ask, if in doubt.

Unpack the tarball, go into the emerged directory, and let
"configure" and "make" do their magic:

  tar xzf xorriso-1.4.3.tar.gz
  cd xorriso-1.4.3
  ./configure && make

I guess ./configure will raise protest if not enough C compiler
equipment is present. As said, "build-essential" should suffice.

For the next half minute or so you should see messages hopping
up the terminal.
If no error message is to see at the end, try whether there is
a runnable program:

  xorriso/xorriso -version

which should say that it is

  GNU xorriso 1.4.3 : RockRidge filesystem manipulator, libburnia

plus a few lines. Among them

  xorriso version   :  1.4.3
  Version timestamp :  2015.12.09.162402
  libisofs   in use :  1.4.3  (min. 1.4.3)
  libburn    in use :  1.4.3  (min. 1.4.3)
  libisoburn in use :  1.4.3  (min. 1.4.3)

The libraries which it reports were brought by the tarball and
are statically linked into the program. They have not been installed
system wide. There you still have versions 1.3.2.

You may reduce the program size from 5 MB to 1.5 MB (on amd64) by

  strip xorriso/xorriso

The new program


may be copied or moved to any place.
If it gets started under the name "mkisofs", "genisoimage",
or "xorrisofs", then it interprets its arguments like mkisofs.
(At least i hope so ... cough ...)

Have a nice day :)


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