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Violin 10-03-2008 09:07 PM

What should we use to make ISO images, mkisofs or genisoimage?
 
What on earth is the relationship between mkisofs and genisoimage? Which is better? Some people say that mkisofs is better and genisoimage is buggy. And I have heard that some distributions, such as Ubuntu, has banned the use of mkisofs, only allowing genisoimage, in which mkisofs is no more than a link to genisoimage. But I have confirmed that Ubuntu CDs and DVDs are actually made by mkisofs, not genisoimage.
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Then what should we do?

WorldIsNotFair 10-03-2008 11:38 PM

i always use mkisofs :)

Never had problem.

H_TeXMeX_H 10-04-2008 06:00 AM

There is really no difference. genisoimage is a clone of mkisofs. genisoimage is part of cdrkit which is heavily based on cdrtools which contains mkisofs. It doesn't matter which one you use. I use mkisofs, because it comes with my distro and I see no benefit in cdrkit over cdrtools, except maybe that it's not maintained by Joerg Schilling, but I don't think he's so bad.

Violin 10-04-2008 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 3299912)
There is really no difference. genisoimage is a clone of mkisofs. genisoimage is part of cdrkit which is heavily based on cdrtools which contains mkisofs. It doesn't matter which one you use. I use mkisofs, because it comes with my distro and I see no benefit in cdrkit over cdrtools, except maybe that it's not maintained by Joerg Schilling, but I don't think he's so bad.

Then what is your distro? The problem is that my distro, Ubuntu has banned mkisofs. If I install the package mkisofs, Ubuntu will soon uses the package genisoimage to replace it. It is said that all Debian derivatives has banned mkisofs.

H_TeXMeX_H 10-04-2008 11:10 AM

It says on the left under my name: slamd64 or slackware.

As I said, it doesn't matter which one you use, both are nearly identical, that's why they've symlinked them to one another, they are nearly 100% compatible.

nomnex 02-15-2010 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 3300143)
It says on the left under my name: slamd64 or slackware.

As I said, it doesn't matter which one you use

It is a subject of controversy [1] vs. [2]. Karmic here, and cdrtools is not back yet. Not sure if it will?

[1] http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/linux-dist.html
[2] http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS6848359973.html


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