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Is there a HOWTO or equivalent for the app "burn"?

Postby zwerg » 2010-04-04 14:08

Task: burn data CDs, multisession, from the CLI (Lenny). Imagine running a search for the term "burn"! Six zillion responses...burn really should be called something else. Does anybody know of a resource that will help me configure /etc/burn.conf, and get running? TIA
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Re: Is there a HOWTO or equivalent for the app "burn"?

Postby refracta » 2010-04-04 14:31

Imagine running a search for the term "burn"! Six zillion responses...burn really should be called something else.

apt-cache search --names-only burn

Does anybody know of a resource that will help me configure /etc/burn.conf, and get running? TIA

man burn
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Re: Is there a HOWTO or equivalent for the app "burn"?

Postby zwerg » 2010-04-05 02:27

Well. Let me try again.

I have the app "burn" installed, but I can't make it work. Before installing it, I used aptitude to look at its description. Having installed it, I looked at the two README files it put in /usr/share/doc, and of course I read the man page. Then I posted asking for a quick way to get to help on the configuration. Maybe someone who uses Lenny also uses "burn"?
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Re: Is there a HOWTO or equivalent for the app "burn"?

Postby refracta » 2010-04-05 02:57

I use wodim myself but tried burn and had no problem configuring it.

If you read the man page then I assume you have already used the burn-configure utility as instructed? The man page seems to be about as thorough as any howto could be in regard to a command line tool.

Beyond that, to receive any sort of meaningful help you will probably need to post any relevant configuration files, actual error messages, hardware info, and so forth.
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Re: Is there a HOWTO or equivalent for the app "burn"?

Postby zwerg » 2010-04-05 03:54

No, I did not use the utility mentioned on the man page, because I misinterpreted
"Configuration files for burn are: ~/.burnrc or /etc/burn.conf. You can edit them to change values. If you don't have these files you can: 1) use burn-configure utility"
to mean that if I had /etc/burn.conf, I would not have to use the utility.

So I tried the utility, and it produced a burn.conf file that differed from what I had already looked at and tinkered with a bit in one insignificant respect only: the mount point (which was different because I changed it to what I hope was correct). But I used the new burn.conf file anyway.

My original results with the old, default /etc/burn.conf produced this result:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/burn", line 292, in <module>
class ISO:
File "/usr/bin/burn", line 299, in ISO
mount_dir = config.get('ISO','mount_dir')
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/ConfigParser.py", line 520, in get
raise NoOptionError(option, section)
ConfigParser.NoOptionError: No option 'mount_dir' in section: 'ISO'


Then when I tried the NEW /etc/burn.conf, I got this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/burn", line 1189, in <module>
main()
File "/usr/bin/burn", line 896, in main
cdrom.line_create()
File "/usr/bin/burn", line 478, in line_create
self.cdrecord_args.append("speed=%(speed)s" % vars(self))


It's time to move on. I'll have a look at wodim. Thanks!

Two edits to get it right....
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