No good CD-Rom copy software

Rashkae ubuntu at
Sun Jun 28 02:00:15 UTC 2009

Michael M. Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 09:16 -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> 	Yes things have changed. Here is how it is on Hardy:
>> karl at karl-hardy:~$ ls -al /usr/bin/wodim
>> - -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 359116 2008-02-29 23:22 /usr/bin/wodim
>> karl at karl-hardy:~$ locate cdrecord
>> /usr/bin/cdrecord
>> /usr/lib/brasero/plugins/
>> /usr/lib/brasero/plugins/
>> karl at karl-hardy:~$ ls -al /usr/bin/cdrecord
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 2008-06-14 11:17 /usr/bin/cdrecord -> wodim
>> karl at karl-hardy:~$
>> 	It is clear that cdrecord calls wodim. Now wodim is newer than cdrecord
>> but I think it works not as good!
> It doesn't?  I never had any problem with it, but I didn't use Hardy.
> wodim has been in Debian for a long time (since before Etch, I think)
> and it always just worked.

There have been reports of late of wodim misbehaving very badly on some
systems since Jaunty, and some people have had to switch back to
cdrecord to get reliable cd burning.  I suspect some kind of
Wodim/kernel/chipset driver interaction foulness.

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