Subject: Re: cdpack -pipe enhancement
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/31/2002 21:36:09
On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 02:42:08PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> 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.
cdrecord can do it too (it's -eject if I remember properly).
I prefer the first form, in case we have some other cd-burning tool.
Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>