Is cdrkit (ever/still?) a single/complete package for Ubuntu, or is it a set of related packages ?

Asked by David Johnston on 2009-02-08

I am having various problems with burning cds and dvds using the software installed with ubuntu intrepid.
I came across some info in a bug that is related to one of those problems in bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cdrkit/+bug/135362

I am trying to work out which packages to install so I have the options to burn a backup cd and/or dvd taking files from a directory structure nested beyond 6 levels, and cant see a separate package for cdrkit, only cdrkit.doc.

there are several apparently related packages such as wodim and genisoimage in my list under synaptic, but no mkisofs which is also mentioned.

My main question is, is there a separate source/binary package for cdrkit or is it those separate apparently related set of packages, or do I need to add another package source to be able to find the cdrkit package itself ?

The other question I have is about the version number referred to in bug 135362
when I mouse rollover the cdrkit link on the affects column of the summary information at the top of the bug report, it refers to "latest version 9: 1.1.9-1Ubuntu1" but the versions which show up on the synaptic list for wodim and genisoimage are version 1.1.8-1ubuntu1
is there a version update I am missing for those or for cdrkit, please ?

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I dont undestand, Intrepid includes Brasero for Burning tasks.

David Johnston (davedcj) said : #2

brasero 0.8.2 and 0.8.4 werent very efficient at burning a cd.
I raised several separate problem reports for some of the different defects
e.g.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brasero/+bug/319640
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brasero/+bug/319650
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brasero/+bug/313635

I have recently found the right switches to set so the 0.9 version shows up, but havent had a chance to see whether that fixes any of the defects I have reported.

but thats not what I asked about

I am trying to work out what s/w might help get a cd or dvd burned independently of brasero, given that so far brasero doesnt do the job in an acceptable way. I need to find some way of burning cds and dvds under ubuntu, so I can avoid having to burn via windows boot and using nero or whatever.

I also want to get a better understanding of how the ubuntu packages hang together.

((I need to find some way of burning cds and dvds under ubuntu, so I can avoid having to burn via windows boot and using nero or whatever.))

On Firefox, copy, paste on the address bar and press ENTER

apt:/k3b

Use this app to burn CDs.
It can be used to copy CDs and burn: - audio CDs (from wav, mp3 or ogg vorbis files) - data CDs and DVDs - mixed-mode CDs (CD-Extra support) - VCDs (1.1, 2.0 and SVCD) - ISO files (Joliet/Rockridge and El Torito support) - eMovix CDs.
by the way Nero is avaliable for Linux.

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