Robert Xu robxu9 at
Sat Aug 14 08:43:32 PDT 2010

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 09:40, Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop73 at> wrote:
> On 14 August 2010 10:22, treah blade <treah.blade at> wrote:
>> Actually I did a full out linuxquestions search and a full google search
>  Did you search the linuxfromscratch site ?
>>  I think part of the problem here is that the build system is just terrible and does not give you a really good idea on what is failing or that there was even a problem. I am accustom to make scripts telling me that there was a failure at the end of the copile process instead of looking like they compleated alright. I had to scroll up after being perplexed as to why I couldent find the binary after a make install.
>> This of course is not any of your guys problem but rather a problem with the developer of cdrtools. I really hope in the future someone will write something better and GPL, wishfull thinking I suppose.
>> --
>  I agree wholeheartedly with your comments on the build
>  system - it didn't used to work on any platform that the
> creator didn't have (at that time, x86_64 and I think ppc).
> The thing is, cdrtools _used_ to be GPL.  There is a fork of
> the last GPL version which I use : dvdrtools.  I'm using 0.3.1,
> but a quick look suggests finding the source is hard, but it
> looks as if debian have it in "non free" (!?!?)
>  The upstream appears to be defunct - distros have moved
> on to cdrkit, I believe - last time I looked, that used cmake
> to configure it so I've given it a wide berth..

openSUSE allows users to use the latest cdrtools; See their
Base:System repository.

later, Robert Xu

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