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Old 04-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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About compatibility of software older than the OS.


Kernel 2.6.21.5, Slackware 12.0

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Cdrdao 1.2.1 has a bug whereby it issues "ERROR: [...] START XX:XX:XX behind or at track end" when using the PREGAP sentence in certain well formed TOC files. 1.2.1 was the version which came with my slack 12.0. In http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrdao/ they have versions (source packages) from 1.1.7 up to 1.2.3. The first version with the problem was, according to certain bug report, 1.2.0. I have two options: try one of the versions before 1.2.0 or one of the latest.

The question is this: is a version older than the one that came with my O.S. guarantied to be compatible with it?
 
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I would just try it. If there are difficulties you can easily re-install the Slackware package. I would try it with a newer version first, may be the bug is fixed in them and the step 1.2.1 to 1.2.3 shouldn't normally cause incompatibilities. Best bet would be to read the change-logs first.
 
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OK, I'll try 1.2.3. Only that when installing (installpkg) some files may get overwritten. Thanks.
 
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Only that when installing (installpkg) some files may get overwritten.
Of course they will, that is one of the points why proper packaging is recommended for installing software. If it does not work you can cleanly remove it try a different version.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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What I meant is that, first I must removepkg and this is when some files used by other packages may be deleted. 'removepkg -warn' lists all of the files that will be removed but, as I do not know which of them are shared by other packages, the -warn option never has been of much use for me.

Nevertheless, in this case, I can see all the files that would be removed belong only to cdrdao.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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For me, i would grab the source and the slackbuild from ../slackware/source in the old repository and build it myself on the newer system
 
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The thing is that cdrdao is not in slackbuilds at present. Never mind: I have just compiled 1.2.3 and it works fine. The only drawback is that the driver does not like the drive. This I remedy using the option --driver generic-mmc-raw.

I've seen that cdrecord can use cue-sheets. It would be intersting to know if what cdrdao does can be done with it. That is, work with TOC files.
 
Old 04-24-2012, 05:45 AM   #8
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umm.. i didn't mean slackbuilds.org.
what i meant was the official slackbuilds from ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-xx.xx/source/ap/cdrdao
from there you can grab the source and the script that was used to build the official package

i've checked from the latest one to slackware-10.0 with cdrdao as old as 1.1.9 and probably you can find even the more older ones as well
 
  


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