[arch-dev-public] Dropping cdrkit, replacing with cdrtools

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri Jan 20 23:39:52 UTC 2017

Since we're dropping dead packages, I have one package remaining on the
"missing sources" todo list: cdrkit.

Given the fact that Debian has forked an old cdrtools release, applied
some patches and then abandoned the project completely, I would like to
remove it and replace it with the original software which is still

cdrtools is already in community, so it only needs a move to extra.
It's already a drop-in replacement for cdrkit, so we can handle the
dependencies later.

Last note: only thing that keeps me from moving this right now is the
maintenance. The current maintainer in community has maintained this
package for 5 years with regular updates and does a good job
maintaining his packages. It would be nice if he could continue
maintaining the package, but I think it's good to have mkisofs and
cdrecord in extra instead of community. Any thoughts about this?

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