Please add dvd+rw-tools dependency (growisofs)

Bug #420434 reported by Savvas Radevic on 2009-08-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
brasero (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: brasero

Follow-up bug from

The brasero package currently depends on wodim.
It should also depend on dvd+rw-tools package, which contains the growisofs utility for proper DVD burning.

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: packaging
tags: added: bitesize
Matt Wheeler (funkyhat) wrote :

Swapped dependencies for wodim and dvd+rw-tools
Tested the resulting package and all seems to be well!

Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :

As far as I am aware, dvd+rw-tools cannot deal with CD writing. Does brasero not require wodim for CD writing?

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

Luke is probably right:
In this case, the debian package has to include both as dependencies, right?

"Thanks for the report. I think I nailed down the bug. It was in wodim plugin
that couldn't handle reporting the size of burnt data properly when it was over

Now if you have growisofs, you shouldn't be using wodim in the first place
(which is why I didn't see the bug for so long). I tried to fix that;
please when 2.26.3 is installed on your computer make a test and see if you
still have wodim burning DVDs. If so, let me know so I can fix that."

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

Matt, can you provide another patch that has both wodim and dvd+rw-tools? :)

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

For clarification, Luke *is* right :)

The changelog reads:

commit 383b92e77755a2337720d6656e6cdefc872025d6

    Add checks for disc flags
    Sometimes when things fails (with wodim) it can happen that the disc is flagged as APPENDABLE UNFORMATTED: don't allow it

commit 00af68e556bc8d2dfbab093e629f60ce9aaef66d

    Don't set DAO for DVDs
    DAO doesn't help for anything and leads to have wodim chosen instead of growisofs which we don't want
    Also remove a debug statement

description: updated
summary: - Replace wodim dependency with dvd+rw-tools
+ Please add dvd+rw-tools dependency (growisofs)
Matt Wheeler (funkyhat) wrote :

New patch attached.
I tested burning with my original, but didn't think to remove wodim before testing it! Sorry about that.

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

Attaching a test-build of the above patch in pbuilder (if anyone thinks it's necessary)

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Taking for sponsoring. Committed to bzr.

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package brasero - 2.27.92-0ubuntu2

brasero (2.27.92-0ubuntu2) karmic; urgency=low

  * Adding depends on dvd+rw-tools (LP: #420434)

 -- Matt Wheeler <email address hidden> Wed, 09 Sep 2009 09:14:29 +0200

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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