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Issue downloading appropriate DLLs for CDRTools
- From: "Dr. Torsten Kühn" <tekuehn at web dot de>
- To: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf at cygwin dot com>, "Corinna Vinschen" <corinna at cygwin dot com>, "Cygwin Mailing List" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:43:42 +0100 (GMT)
- Subject: Issue downloading appropriate DLLs for CDRTools
- Reply-to: "Dr. Torsten Kühn" <tekuehn at web dot de>
Dear Corinna, Dear Christopher, Dear Cygwin mailing list!
A couple of days ago, I had serious problems finding the appropriate
DLLs for a recent Win32-port of Jörg Schillings famous CDRTools.
The port done by Thomas Plank available at
is based on Cygwin.
I intended to use CDRTools/ CDRecord as my only Cygwin-application
(perhaps more one day), thus no current need install the entire Cygwin
distribution. Alas, Thomas' package lacks a comprehensive set of DLLs
required to run CDRecord standalone (the port has obviously been
developed within a Cygwin environment, so the author could not track
which DLLs exactly are required to run his binaries).
A 5-hour-lasting-Odyssey revealed that, apart from CYGWIN1.DLL v1.7.9,
libraries from the following packages are necessary to run CDRTools:
I mention the full URLs to indicate the difficulties I had in finding the
while the "Search Packages"-function ( http://cygwin.com/packages/ ) is
great as it indicates the package name for a requested DLL, the search
hits lack links (URLs) to appropriate locations on http://cygwin.com/ !
Only a few (and sometimes wrong) packages in handmade directory listings
of ftp.cygwin.com and ftp.cygwinports.com were found (is there a true
"ls-lR.gz" directory listing of more than 59 bytes, which would greatly
facilitate further search for packages?).
Apparently, the current download system relies on http://cygwin.com/setup.exe
(562 KB, as of 2011/11/04). Alas, this tool cannot be used with my
systems, as the dial-in host only runs LX-executables, and the Win32-
computer intended to run CDRTools cannot access the internet via Squid
neither, due to an unsupported onboard ethernet chip.
Anyway, I finally succeeded, Cdrecord runs nice my WinNT4SP6a system
(already burned first DVDs) - so it was probably worth it to stay up one
night searching 200 kb of Cygwin packages (easier pathways welcome:).
Thus, great thanks for your development!
(The issue with inconsistent libraries in Thomas Plank's distribution has
been adressed to the author - unfortunately, his server bounces my mail).
All the best & regards
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