xcdroast cannot locate cdda2wav

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Jul 30 12:37:40 UTC 2013

On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:29:47 -0400, Jerry wrote:
> The "xcdroast" application use to work, but lately it has started to
> throw an error message. First, it would not let me start it unless I was
> "root". I had long ago done the reacquired preliminary start-up as root.

If you set device permissions properly, you should not have
to do this (potentially dangerous) elevation of privileges.

> Now, when I attempt to start it as root, it emits this error message:
> ~ # xcdroast
> ** (xcdroast:96970): WARNING **: Invalid cdda2wav version -unknown- found.
>         Expecting at least version 2.01
>         Start xcdroast with the -n option to override (not recommended!)
> ~ # cd /usr/ports/sysutils/xcdroast
> I have tried deleting the port and rebuilding it, but the same problem
> exists.

That's a logical consequence, as cdda2wav is not part of this
port, even though cdrtools is both defined as a build time and
a runtime dependency...

> I have not been able to locate "cdda2wav" on the system or in a
> port.

The cdda2wav program is part of the "cdrtools" port.
Try updating that one.

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