Introduction to CDParanoia

The CDParanoia package contains a CD audio extraction tool. This is useful for extracting .wav files from audio CDs. A CDDA capable CDROM drive is needed. Practically all drives supported by Linux can be used.

Package Information

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Installation of CDParanoia

Install CDParanoia by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../cdparanoia-III-alpha9.8-includes-1.patch &&
patch -Np1 -i ../cdparanoia-III-alpha9.8-gcc34-1.patch &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/libcdda_*.so.0.9.8

Configuring CDParanoia

Configuration Information

As with most libraries, there is no configuration to do, save that the library directory i.e., /opt/lib or /usr/local/lib should appear in /etc/ so that ldd can find the shared libraries. After checking that this is the case, /sbin/ldconfig should be run while logged in as root.


Installed Program: cdparanoia
Installed Libraries: libcdda_interface.[so,a] and libcdda_paranoia.[so,a]
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is used for 'ripping' an audio-cd. Ripping is the process of digitally extracting music from an audio-cd.


contains functions used by cdparanoia, as well as other packages, which can automatically identify if a CD device is CDDA compatible.


contains functions used by cdparanoia, as well as other packages, which provide data verification, synchronization, error handling and scratch reconstruction capability.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600