Introduction to libisoburn

libisoburn is a frontend for libraries libburn and libisofs which enables creation and expansion of ISO-9660 filesystems on all CD/DVD/BD media supported by libburn. This includes media like DVD+RW, which do not support multi-session management on media level and even plain disk files or block devices.



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Package Information

libisoburn Dependencies


libburn-1.5.4 and libisofs-1.5.4


Doxygen-1.9.4 (to generate HTML documentation), Tk-8.6.12 (for xorriso-tcltk), and libjte

User Notes:

Installation of libisoburn

Install libisoburn by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr              \
            --disable-static           \
            --enable-pkg-check-modules &&

If you have installed Doxygen and wish to generate the HTML documentation, issue the following command:

doxygen doc/doxygen.conf

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you have built the HTML documentation, install it by running the following commands as the root user:

install -v -dm755 /usr/share/doc/libisoburn-1.5.4 &&
install -v -m644 doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/libisoburn-1.5.4

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-pkg-check-modules: Enable pkg-config check for libburn and libisofs.


Installed Programs: osirrox, xorrecord, xorriso, xorriso-dd-target, xorrisofs, and xorriso-tcltk
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libisoburn and /usr/share/doc/libisoburn-1.5.4

Short Descriptions


is a symbolic link to xorriso that copies files from ISO image to a disk filesystem


is a symbolic link to xorriso that provides a cdrecord type user interface


is a program to create, load, manipulate, read, and write ISO 9660 filesystem images with Rock Ridge extensions


is a program to check a USB or memory card device to see whether it is suitable for image copying


is a symbolic link to xorriso that that provides a mkisofs type user interface


is a frontend that operates xorriso in dialog mode

contains the libisoburn API functions