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xfburn 0.5.5 upgrade and disk sizes supported

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:20 pm
by velky_pivo
I have xfburn 0.5.2 installed on lm17.2-64bit mate, and xfburn 0.5.4 on lm18.3-32bit mate
xfburn 0.5.4 shows that largest BD disc supported is 46.5gb

Latest version of xfburn as of 3-2018 is 0.5.5

1 - Can anyone check for me what the largest size BD disc supported is in xfburn 0.5.5 please ?

The software manager does not offer upgrades to ver. 0.5.5. in either lm17 or lm18

2 - Is it safe to use sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y xfburn ?
or do i have to uninstall 0.5.4 first (or 0.5.2) with apt-get remove, then get 0.5.5 package and install with apt-get install, and would that be safe to do ?

thanks for any suggestions.

Re: xfburn 0.5.5 upgrade and disk sizes supported

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:15 am
by scdbackup
Hi,

to my knowledge, the sizes are only for display towards the user.
For example it does not display the size of the inserted medium but
rather the size of the smallest known medium which can take the
size of the current data composition.

There should be a fallback size "2TB" which is reported with compositions
larger than "46.5GB BD".
See line 47 ff. in
https://github.com/xfce-mirror/xfburn/b ... sc-usage.c

The underlying libburn should be able to deal with all multi-layer
BD media, if the drive can handle them.

So, if you can afford a daring experiment with 3-layer or 4-layer BD-R
media, just try what happens.
(Else i could offer the command line tool xorriso for burning.)

Have a nice day :)

Thomas

Re: xfburn 0.5.5 upgrade and disk sizes supported

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:32 am
by scdbackup
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Re: xfburn 0.5.5 upgrade and disk sizes supported

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:00 am
by Pjotr
In Mint 19.x, Xfburn is at version 0.5.5 by default. Don't remove the older version before installing the new one! That's a bad habit.

Try whether it's possible to simply install it by double-clicking this .deb package from the Ubuntu Bionic repo's:

64-bit:
http://launchpadlibrarian.net/349580044 ... _amd64.deb

32-bit:
http://launchpadlibrarian.net/349579925 ... 1_i386.deb

Re: xfburn 0.5.5 upgrade and disk sizes supported

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:13 pm
by velky_pivo
tried to go from 0.5.4 to 0.5.5 on LM18 32-bit using the deb package suggested by Pjotr and received :

" Dependency is not satisfiable: libburn4 (>=1.4.8) "

Checking the installed version in software manager shows installed libburn4 version of 1.4.2.pl01-1

Re: xfburn 0.5.5 upgrade and disk sizes supported

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:44 pm
by scdbackup
Hi,

current upstream version is 1.5.0. Present in Debian "testing" and Ubuntu
"Disco Dingo". 1.4.8 is in Ubuntu "Cuttlefish" and "Beaver".
Production from upstream source should be painless, but will of course
not go well with your installed 1.4.2.pl01.

You will probably get asked for the same version of libisofs. Same package
situation in Debian and Ubuntu.

Have a nice day :)

Thomas

Re: xfburn 0.5.5 upgrade and disk sizes supported

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:13 pm
by scdbackup
Hi,

being a very conservative Debian user i have to ask Mint experts:

How stupid is the idea to download
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... 1_i386.deb
and to then do

Code: Select all

sudo dpkg -i libburn4_1.5.0-1_i386.deb
On the 64bit machine that would be "amd64" instead of "i386":
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... _amd64.deb

libisofs 1.5.0 would be in
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... 1_i386.deb
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... _amd64.deb

Have a nice day :)

Thomas