Subject: cdpack -pipe enhancement
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Date: 07/31/2002 14:42:08
I was thinking of adding some sort of -pipe option to pkgtools/cdpack.
The idea is that rather than writing the ISO 9660 images to disk you could
pipe them to cdrecord and thus directly write them to CD. Since a
complete set of binary packages is now in the 4-6 CD size, this could be a
big help to a disk space challenged system.
So my question is any suggestions for how this should look?
one thought is
cdpack [the usual cdpack options ] -pipe "cdrecord dev=/dev/rcd0d speed=4"
That way you can specify a whole pile of options to cdrecord as a quoted
the other thought I had is to make it more like
cdpack [the usual cdpack options] -cddirect -dev=/dev/rcd0d -speed=4
this is nice because now cdpack can know which device is the cd burner so
it can eject cd's as they are burned.