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Old 08-29-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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cd burning anyone?


I was just wandering if there was any competent reason why the Slackware developers decided that K3b was'nt good enough to include the software on there distro?


It's a royal pain in the ass to get it compiled and working, and it takes days on end to try and wade through all of the many dependencies that are not present on Slackware that K3b needs to run.

Now since I know Im going to get ten threads telling me all about how other Slackware users have gotten it in just fine with no problems, lets just skip that part shall we?

Can anyone tell me what the Slackware community uses to back their files up to cd? Burn their music and video to cd, etc, etc?
 
Old 08-29-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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Re: cd burning anyone?

Quote:
Originally posted by matthewa
I was just wandering if there was any competent reason why the Slackware developers decided that K3b was'nt good enough to include the software on there distro?


It's a royal pain in the ass to get it compiled and working, and it takes days on end to try and wade through all of the many dependencies that are not present on Slackware that K3b needs to run.

Now since I know Im going to get ten threads telling me all about how other Slackware users have gotten it in just fine with no problems, lets just skip that part shall we?

Can anyone tell me what the Slackware community uses to back their files up to cd? Burn their music and video to cd, etc, etc?
K3b is included in slackware. it's in the /extra directory of the second CD. You just need to install it manually:
Code:
installpkg <package name>
You may download the package from here:
ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/linux/slackwar...1-noarch-2.tgz

Last edited by perfect_circle; 08-29-2005 at 10:10 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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Ah... and something else....
in this link: http://slackware.it/en/pb/
you can search for the packages included in the official releases.
But even if a program is not included in the official slackware release, if you don't feel like compiling it by yourself, search at:
http://www.linuxpackages.net/
You'll find a lot of precompiled packed programs ready to be installed for slackware.

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Old 08-29-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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sorry, duplicated post
 
Old 08-29-2005, 10:54 AM   #5
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Any other good cd burning software with GUI frontend?

I tried XCDRoast, but I cannot get my DVD writer to burn DVD for me. (2.4.x/2.6.x do give same error for me)
 
Old 08-29-2005, 12:25 PM   #6
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Installpkg? Holy crap!

I have been sitting here for nearly a week trying to compile k3b from scratch! I downloaded a k3b .tgz package and boom! its in in a few seconds, Jesus I wish I would have just asked long ago



thanks guys!
 
Old 08-29-2005, 01:42 PM   #7
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Re: cd burning anyone?

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Can anyone tell me what the Slackware community uses to back their files up to cd? Burn their music and video to cd, etc, etc?
cdrecord has never given me any problems
 
Old 08-29-2005, 01:45 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by matthewa
Installpkg? Holy crap!

I have been sitting here for nearly a week trying to compile k3b from scratch! I downloaded a k3b .tgz package and boom! its in in a few seconds, Jesus I wish I would have just asked long ago



thanks guys!
rofl...you learn something new everyday
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:03 PM   #9
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I use Graveman for burning DVD/CD personally, since I don't have KDE or GNOME on my machine, and don't want to have all of their libraries installed just to run a single program.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 12:09 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by MS3FGX
I use Graveman for burning DVD/CD personally, since I don't have KDE or GNOME on my machine, and don't want to have all of their libraries installed just to run a single program.
I'll drink to that
Graveman!

Last edited by scuzzman; 08-30-2005 at 12:10 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 01:10 PM   #11
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Just out of curiosity , what errors do you guys get when trying to compile K3B, because I can compile the latest source from k3b.org K3b 0.12.3 sources for KDE3.2+ just fine, on my Slackware10.0 box.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 02:29 AM   #12
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Just a lot of missing libs and packages. Then when I go and get those and go to put them in one of two scenarios takes place:

1) the new package has a ton of dependencies. Then I go get the package that the new package wants to try and get the other package in and it ends with dependencies and Im stuck for days trying to resolve dependencies!


or


2) I put the packages in that k3b is missing and it wont find it and tells me that I still need to add the package. Then im stuck for days trying to add the lib.pc to pkgconfig and all that good crap!


either way I never get it installed! Iv'e found this problem a lot when trying to compile things from scratch in 10.1.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 08:02 AM   #13
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No need for wacky GUI frontends which hide the work and steal your resources.
Code:
How to copy a disc from CD-RW to DVD-+RW
cdrecord -v /dev/hdc speed=16 -isosize /dev/hdb

To burn an image of a CD to the hd
bash-2.05b# dd if=/dev/hdc of=namethecd.iso

To make a CD from the iso image
bash-2.05b# cdrecord -v -eject driveropts=burnfree dev=/dev/hdc /path/to/file.iso

To burn an iso to DVD
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hd*=image.iso
/usr/bin/growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdb=slackware-10.1-DVD.iso
Feel the power of *nix, unavailable through GUIs...we learned
that lesson from using Windoze.
 
  


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