[Bug 1680711] Re: Unable to find cdrecord executable

Rik Mills rik.mills88 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 08:07:33 UTC 2017

On 07/04/17 07:31, corrado venturini wrote:
> Public bug reported:
> I have a new error starting K3b on ubuntu 17.04 Zesty. K3B works fine on
> Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial
> Unable to find cdrecord executable
> K3b uses cdrecord to actually write CDs.
> Solution: Install the cdrtools package which contains cdrecord.

Thank you for reporting this. :)

cdrecord binary/link is actually provided by the wodim package on

Installing that should solve the issue.

cdrtools itself was dropped from debian and ubuntu and some other

In this case as newer k3b has more support for cdrskin this was added as
an explicit runtime dependency of k3b, but it seems that breaks the
depends 'wodim OR cdrskin' logic from previous versions meaning wodim
(and hence /usr/bin/cdrecord) are not installed.

So for now we should change that so wodim is still installed by default,
as seems that is still needed for on the fly burning.

Could maybe look at asking upstream is that warning message can be
tweaked a bit to take account of the fact that cdrecord binary/link is
provided only by wodim now on many distros.

** Changed in: k3b (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

** Also affects: k3b (Ubuntu Zesty)
   Importance: High
       Status: Confirmed

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