29 November 2011

Cdrtools mingw binary

This is 32-bit cdrtools binary package, probably best known in Windows world for its mkisofs, the most widely used free ISO mastering software. Although its popularity in Linux world a bit declining due to license issue in version 3, that doesn't seems affect most of Windows users anyway : )

Note that I only tried mkisofs since its cdrecord a bit weirdo to my liking it maybe working too, I would burn the ISO using alcohol or Windows' built-in burning. The binary is statically linked a.k.a standalone executables so you can pick only what you need. And don't given up to its --help, it does takes time to understand all those command options : ) just be patient.

Binary complete package (including docs and patch)
download

If you want the Unix way of cdrtools go to http://www.student.tugraz.at/thomas.plank
If you want the Windows way look no further than http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.net

Brief instructions to build from sources

Extract using WinRAR (or anything that understand symlinks) or just use tar command line

apply patch

To compile type:
make all
*just ignore the spurious moans and warnings during compile, if you know what I mean :))

13 comments:

  1. Please Update to cdrtools 3.01a08

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  2. Tried it with cdrtfe, however the mkisofs -print-size command does not work which is needed by cdrtfe.

    Error message:
    mkisofs: No such file or directory. Unable to open /dev/null

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    1. cdrtfe use posix emulated version (its mkisofs need cygwin dll). Things like /dev/null or /cygdrive is not used or non-existent in native version. Please read "--help" or the readme file (in the full package download)

      in short, you need to override the full command sent by cdrtfe.

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  3. Thanks a lot for wonderfull build, i use mkisofs generally. a23 crashes if file have invalid date (e.g. year=1658), but i understand what it possible cdrtools bug. А что можно было по-русски? :)

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    1. Yeah, thats the day before UNIX born (1-1-1970). I think cdrtools should reset the date or something instead crashes

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  4. cdrtools-3.01a24 available

    cdrtools: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtools

    smake: http://sourceforge.net/projects/s-make

    schilytools: http://sourceforge.net/projects/schilytools

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  5. always get the message "mkisofs.exe: Warning: Cannot write inode/link information with -no-cache-inodes.". I don't use options -no-cache-inodes or -cache-inodes. In cygwin version of mkisofs (cdrtools-3.01a24-win32-bin.zip - http://www.student.tugraz.at/thomas.plank/) this message don't appear.
    Can you fix this ?

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  6. Hello TumaGonx Zakkum, I used mkisofs.exe (from schily-cdrtools-3.01a24.7z) and always get the message "mkisofs.exe: Warning: Cannot write inode/link information with -no-cache-inodes.". I don't use options -no-cache-inodes or -cache-inodes. In cygwin version of mkisofs (cdrtools-3.01a24-win32-bin.zip - http://www.student.tugraz.at/thomas.plank/) this message don't appear.
    Can you fix this ?
    P.S. Sorry for double post.

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    1. I think this because difference in cygwin and win32
      in cygwin ino_t might be unsigned long long / __ino64_t (8 bytes), in windows (mingw32) ino_t is always unsigned short (2 bytes)

      A less than 8 bytes will trigger -no-cache-inodes inherently. I could suppress the msg but thats not a fix.

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  7. cdrtools-3.01a25 available

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