bin/160979: 9.0 burncd error caused by change to cd0 from acd0

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Sep 27 01:28:57 UTC 2011

On 09/26/2011 17:59, Fbsd8 wrote:

> Your solution is very un-professional.

Good thing we're all volunteers. :)

> What your solution purposes to do
> is do nothing. I think your judgment is flawed and a larger group of
> your peers need to review your judgment in this case.

Ok, done. Eitan is right.

> burncd has been part of the system utilities included in the basic
> release since release 4.0 and cdrecord is a port. The professional
> solution is to remove burncd from the 9.0 system release and add the
> cdrecord command to the basic release as the replacement for burncd.
> Then add release notes entry of the change.

I think you misunderstand the situation. So here are a few hopefully
helpful facts:

1. The fact that something is in the base, or in the ports, has
absolutely no bearing on whether one piece of software is fundamentally
more useful or valuable than another.

2. burncd has only ever worked with a subset of the legacy ATA hardware.

3. ATA-CAM is on by default in FreeBSD 9 (which means that rather than
acd0 as an ATA device you'll have cd0 as a SCSI device).

4. However, ATA-CAM is not mandatory, which means that leaving burncd in
the base for those that want to continue using the legacy ATA interface
is a perfectly reasonable course of action.

5. For those that wish to use the default ATA-CAM interface the cdrecord
port provides a mature, full-featured solution. Even if it were possible
to import it into the base, doing so would be a step in the wrong

> You do not knowingly leave a non-working utility in the system, period,

That makes sense, however see above.

> or not provide a included replacement for a popular utility as this one.

The alternative already exists. The fact that it's not in the base has
no relevance.

I hope this clears up your confusion. If you have any further questions
please direct them to freebsd-questions at only.



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