No good CD-Rom copy software

Res res at
Sat Jun 27 23:21:30 UTC 2009

or the better way is to rm the symlink and install cdrtools source into 
prefix /usr

a basic cdrecord -v filename   blows away the console with wodim
I'd rather use the age old and currently very actively supported cdrecord 
then the debian fork, which is horrid when trying to build on non debian 
systems, sadly apt-get remove wodim wants to take out half of my systems 
installed packaged, rather pathetic really, i guess RPM  has its 
advantages after all :)

(I say this not having spent much time with apt/synaptic looking for 
--nodeps command :) being an old RPM and tarball guy, old 
habits/favourites die hard.

On Sat, 27 Jun 2009, Michael M. Moore wrote:

> On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 06:29 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>         So this is where we are today. No way to copy a CD on Ubuntu
>> Jaunty or Hardy. We need man cdrecord again.
> man wodim
>               wodim is used to record data or audio Compact Discs on an
>        Orange Book CD-Recorder or to write DVD media  on  a
>        DVD-Recorder.
> wodim is the replacement for cdrecord.  Usually, /usr/bin/cdrecord is
> symlinked to /usr/bin/wodim so that older programs that look for
> 'cdrecord' will use wodim instead.  You might want to check whether that
> symlink exists, if you need it.
> I used to use cdw on Debian.  Never failed, though I remember once I had
> to re-create the above-mentioned symlink because it disappeared somehow.
> cdw is just one alternative if you don't want to use wodim from the
> command line.  I'm sure there are others.  But you may find it simpler
> to use wodim directly.
> $ aptitude show cdw
> Package: cdw
> State: not installed
> Version: 0.3.3-2
> Priority: optional
> Section: universe/otherosfs
> Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at>
> Uncompressed Size: 209k
> Depends: genisoimage, libc6 (>= 2.4), libcdio7, libncursesw5 (>= 5.6
> +20071006-3), wodim
> Conflicts: cdw-common, gcdw
> Replaces: cdw-common, gcdw
> Description: Tool for burning CD's - console version
> Ncurses-based frontend for wodim and genisoimage. It can handle audio
> and data CD burning, through a CD image or directly from
> the files.
> Homepage:


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