Proposal: cdrkit vs. cdrtools
sh at sourcecode.de
Sun Jan 13 19:20:25 UTC 2008
On So, 2008-01-13 at 17:29 +0100, Thilo Six wrote:
> Stephan Hermann wrote the following on 13.01.2008 15:17
> > Dear Colleagues,
> > as I wrote on http://www.sourcecode.de/content/cdrkit-vs-cdrtools I
> > really wonder what way we should go.
> > Regarding the non-freeness of cdrtools, we should concentrate on getting
> > the cdrkit binaries to the upstream projects.
> > Most of the apps I found in debian/ubuntu, which are using mkisofs/cdrecord
> > as exec calls, could be patched easily to use genisoimage/wodin.
> > Having an option compatiblity between e.g. cdrecord and wodin, this should
> > work out of the box.
> > Do you think it's worth the efford?
> > Regards,
> > \sh
> > PS: Discussion on u-d-d, Reply-To set please honour it.
> For Ubuntu, cdrtools is in multiverse...
> according to packages.ubuntu.com cdrtools isn´t in the archive since edgy and
> even in edgy it is only a transitional package only iirc.
This is not correct...according to soyuz:
https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cdrtools/10:2.01.01a33-0ubuntu2 the last version was in gutsy...and the removal was requested on 2008-01-09.
Therefore we have several packages not working anymore :)
To sum up:
Two ways are valid:
1. We add "Provides" to the cdrkit binary packages and install
ln -s /usr/bin/<cdrkit binary name> /usr/bin/<cdrtools binary name>
2. We could provide patches for Debian/Ubuntu and Upstream to support
I generated a list of source packages to find out what packages are
Hopefully with the correct output :)
shermann at home-emt64:~$ for i in `grep-dctrl -F
Depends,Suggests,Recommends $SEARCHTERM /var/lib/apt/lists/*binary*|grep
Package|cut -d " " -f 2` ; do grep-dctrl -F Binary
$i /var/lib/apt/lists/*Source* | grep Package ; done
------------- $SEARCHTERM = mkisofs -----------------
--------- $SEARCHTERM = cdrecord -----
Some of those packages do have support for cdrkit, but some of them
don't. E.G. I patched qvamps to use wodim/genisoimage instead of
cdrecord/mkisofs. This tool doesn't even have autodetection. So this
could be a candidate for a professional cdrkit/cdrtools detection and
not only a quickpatch ;)
But which way we go, this should be discussed here ;)
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