[arch-general] Burning From Command Line

Rasmus Steinke rasi at xssn.at
Sun May 23 06:41:34 EDT 2010

On Sat, 22 May 2010 01:47:18 +0200, Isaac Dupree
<ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org> wrote:

> On 05/21/10 04:29, Joerg Schilling wrote:
>> "Armando M. Baratti"<ambaratti.listas at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Arch Linux Wiki:
>>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CD_Burning#Command-line_CD-burning
>>> (see "Burning an iso image")
>> The URL you mention gives bad advise as it encourages you to use  
>> software that
>> is unmaintained since many years and full of bugs (wodim, genisoimage,  
>> ...).
> It's last updated in October 2009, and used in many distros... Wikipedia  
> contains info and history, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrkit
> -Isaac

Jörg has a point. While of course being biased about his pet cdrtools,
cdrkit is not on par with cdrtools in any way.
Those updates you mention more or less only consist of small fixes, no
progess at all in that package.

The ONLY reason cdrkit is used in many distributions is the license of
cdrtools. Jörg mentions on his website that suns lawyers have analyzed the  
legal issues.
Unfortunately there is no link to that analysis which makes this a pure  

This doesnt change the fact that cdrtools is clearly superior to cdrkit.  
(Just check arch's bugtracker)


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