Introduction to SimpleBurn

SimpleBurn is a minimalistic application for burning and extracting CDs and DVDs.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.

Package Information

SimpleBurn Dependencies


libcddb-1.3.2 and CMake-3.6.1 and GTK+-2.24.30



libcdio-0.93 (to identify and play CDs), FLAC-1.3.1, mpg123-1.23.6, vorbis-tools-1.4.0, LAME-3.99.5, MPlayer-SVN-r37794, mpg321, normalize, cdrtools, and cdrkit

User Notes:

Installation of SimpleBurn

Install SimpleBurn by running the following commands:

sed -i -e 's|DESTINATION doc|DESTINATION share/doc|' CMakeLists.txt &&

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

All optical devices are not accessible for any user except root and members of the cdrom group. Add any users that might use the optical devices to that group:

usermod -a -G cdrom <username>

Command Explanations

sed ...: Ensure the documentation is installed in /usr/share/doc.

-DBURNING=LIBBURNIA: This switch changes the burning suite from the default cdrtools.


Installed Programs: simpleburn,, simpleburn-gauges, and
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/simpleburn-1.8.1 and /usr/share/simpleburn

Short Descriptions


is the graphical program.


is a program used to display a gauge.

is a script that detects a cdrom and optional outputs details about the media.

is a suport script for other simpleburn scripts

is a script for command line based cdrom operations

Last updated on 2016-07-11 13:14:45 -0500