Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Thu Oct 15 08:18:08 UTC 2009
Be _very_ careful, genisoimage is full of bugs and creates defective filesystems.
Do not use it, genisoimage is unmaintained and does not even support files > 4 GB!
Other well known bugs in genisoimage create defective directory entries for "."
and "..". This is because genisoimage is based on a 5 year old version of
mkisofs with additional bugs added that never have been in the original software.
Mkisofs has no known bugs and is well maintained.
I see no reason why mkisofs should be the cause for your problem...
Well you did not describe the problem in a way that could allow to analyse the
background. Possible reasons for your problem could be read errors on the
medium, check using:
whether the medium is fully readable.
Another possible reason could be a problem in the filesystem driver of the
kernel. If a file gives a read error, there should be a kernel message related
to the problem.
If you are able to extract the file using "isoinfo" using the ISO-9660 name of
the file (be careful not to use the defective "isoinfo" that comes with
"cdrkit"), the problem is definitely not in mkisofs.
BTW: do you use a recent or an outdated mkisofs?
The latest version of mkisofs is 2.01.01a66 and FreeBSD by default
unfortunately distributes extremely outdated versions.....
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