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Re: [opensuse-factory] OBS: nothing provides /usr/bin/cdrdao needed by k3b
Wolfgang Bauer <wbauer@xxxxxx> wrote:

Am Mittwoch, 29. November 2017, 22:52:06 schrieb Linux Kamarada:
I can confirm a clean openSUSE Leap 42.3 install with KDE/Plasma Desktop
has cdrdao, cdrkit-cdrtools-compat, k3b and wodim packages installed.

That's not the "fault" of the k3b package though.

k3b supports both, cdrtools and cdrkit.
And therefore the k3b package requires /usr/bin/cdrecord, not one or the

I am a bit confused since there was a discussion ~ 2 years ago to completely
remove this "cdrkit" because it is full of bugs and did not get any bugfix
since May 2007.

Could someone enlighten me why this package that differs from the original in
the following ways:

- aprox. 100 "cdrkit" specific bugs exist that are not present in the
original software and never have been present in the original software
even in the past

- since May 2007, only typos have been removed but not a single bug. See
the 100 well known bugs mentioned above

- not a single bug (even bugs that are present in an original cdrtools
version from 2004) has been fixed in "cdrkit".

- "cdrkit" gives less than 50% of the features of a recent cdrtools

- Users report that ~ 50% of all attempts to write a DVD fail with "wodim"

- "wodim" does not support BluRay at all

- "genisoimage" creates filesystems with structural defects that may
cause future filesystem implementations in the OS to reject the related

- Copyright notices have been removed in "cdrkit", so the code is in
violation with the law that forbids to remove such markers.

is installed at all?


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