Introduction to dvd+rw-tools

The dvd+rw-tools package contains several utilities to master the DVD media, both +RW/+R and -R[W]. The principle tool is growisofs which provides a way to both lay down and grow an ISO9660 file system on (as well as to burn an arbitrary pre-mastered image to) all supported DVD media. This is useful for creating a new DVD or adding to an existing image on a partially burned DVD.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

dvd+rw-tools Dependencies


Though not required during the build, you must have installed a package which provides the xorrisofs command, such as libisoburn-1.3.8, or the growisofs command will not function properly, rendering the entire package useless.

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/dvd+rw-tools

Installation of dvd+rw-tools

Install dvd+rw-tools by running the following commands:

sed -i '/stdlib/a #include <limits.h>' transport.hxx &&
sed -i 's#mkisofs"#xorrisofs"#' growisofs.c &&
sed -i 's#mkisofs#xorrisofs#;s#MKISOFS#XORRISOFS#' growisofs.1 &&

make all rpl8 btcflash

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make prefix=/usr install &&
install -v -m644 -D index.html \

Command Explanations

sed -i '/stdlib/a #include <limits.h>' ...: This sed includes limits.h, one of the kernel headers. This is needed due to a change in the 2.6.23 kernel headers.

sed -i 's#mkisofs"#xorrisofs"#' growisofs.c: This sed changes the code to use xorrisofs from xorriso. The default was for it to use mkisofs from Cdrtools.

sed -i 's#mkisofs#xorrisofs#;s#MKISOFS#XORRISOFS#' growisofs.1: This sed fixes the man page to account for the above change.

make all rpl8 btcflash: This command uses additional targets so that all the utilities are built.


Installed Programs: btcflash, dvd+rw-booktype, dvd+rw-format, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd-ram-control, growisofs, and rpl8
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/dvd+rw-tools-7.1

Short Descriptions


is a combined mkisofs frontend/DVD recording program.

Last updated on 2014-08-25 07:57:00 -0700