cdparanoia and /dev/cd0

Russell L. Carter rcarter at
Fri Jul 24 19:20:15 UTC 2015

On 07/24/15 05:44, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On 07/23/15 19:56, Russell L. Carter wrote:


>> Now to understand the whys on cd-paranoia vs. cdparanoia.

> Maybe not related, though usually in this area you do:
> camcontrol devlist


> And then pass the device coordinates to cdrdao at least.

So far, here is what I think I know:

Port audio/abcde requires either audio/cdparanoia or
sysutils/libcdio-paranoia (for cd-paranoia based on libcdio).  If
there is a method for substituting cdrdao instead of cdparanoia I
failed to find it via google-fu.

Further, cd-paranoia doesn't support encoding to a single file, so one
ends up needing just cdparanoia for creating single file flacs with
embedded cue-sheets of audio cds, using abcde.

Once the /dev/xpt0 and /dev/pass[0-9] permission issues are sorted in
/etc/devfs.conf, with the help of camcontrol devlist and the mail list
post I referenced in my previous message in this thread, ripping even
problematical cds succeeds with very satisfactory results (even if it
takes quite some time).  I intend to use these archive flac rips as
sources for more transportable formats.

Hopefully documenting this here will spare future noobs some of the


> --HPS

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