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 mkisofs is not necessary
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   01-08-03 19:52

I found out today that the mkisofs step is only necessary if you want to mount the CD contents as a file system.

Here's what I accidentally did today:

cdrecord -eject speed=12 dev=0,5,0 ~dan/fp2003.06_fbsd_fppho_fs_pho_phpads_.tgz

Note that I supplied a compressed tarball to cdrecord, not an ISO as I usually do.

I mentioned this (in a Linux channel on IRC), and was promptly told:

that's ok, you can access it with tar ...

So I can! Witness:

# tar tzf /dev/cd0a
freshports_phorum.2003.06.26.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.06.27.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.06.28.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.06.29.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.06.30.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.01.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.02.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.03.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.04.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.05.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.06.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.07.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.08.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.09.sql
freshports_phorum.2003.07.10.sql
^C

Woo hoo! I'll just keep that CD and mark it accordingly.

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 Re: mkisofs is not necessary   new
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