cdrkit is completely dead and buggy for ages... people should either go back to cdrtools or, if they don't like its license, try alternatives like libburn
# Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> (05 Jun 2017)
# (on behalf of Treecleaner project)
# Abandoned upstream and downstream. Buggy to the point of producing
# corrupted media. Use the original app-cdr/cdrtools or one of the many
# other alternatives (app-cdr/dvd+rw-tools, dev-libs/libburn...).
# Removal in 30 days. Bugs #254312, #591778.
Not that I can do anything about it now, but I've been working
on other opensource stuff and keep wanting to work on this
package, in fact this bug for some time now.
The docs for libburn are very bad English.
And there is a work around. Use a speed of a multiple of 4,
e.g. 1, 4, 8, 16, etc.
I'm asking if perhaps you could mask the package (instead of
removing it), with a message like this:
This package is masked because of a known bug in the speed
setting produce corupted media. You must set the speed
explicity to some multiple of 4 (4, 8, 16) or to a speed
Gentoo recommends using app-cdr/cdrtools,
app-cdr/dvd+rw-tools, dev-libs/libburn instead.
No. We're not keeping totally redundant stuff (compared to cdrecord) when it's completely unmaintained.
And with unresolved an known bugs for years (even when it was supposedly maintained)
Author: Michał Górny <email@example.com>
AuthorDate: Wed Jul 5 12:17:52 2017
Commit: Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CommitDate: Wed Jul 5 12:35:12 2017
app-cdr/cdrkit: Remove last-rited pkg, #591778
I don't know if this matters, but app-cdr/cdrkit is still referenced by multiple packages:
app-cdr/brasero/brasero-3.12.2-r1.ebuild: $(use_enable !libburn cdrkit) \
app-cdr/burn-cd/burn-cd-1.8.1.ebuild:DESCRIPTION="Smart console frontend for the cdrkit/cdrtools & dvd+rw-tools"
app-cdr/cdrtools/cdrtools-3.02_alpha07-r1.ebuild: # These symlinks are for compat with cdrkit.
app-cdr/cdrtools/cdrtools-3.02_alpha09-r1.ebuild: # These symlinks are for compat with cdrkit.
app-cdr/cdrtools/cdrtools-3.02_alpha09-r2.ebuild: # These symlinks are for compat with cdrkit.
app-cdr/cdrtools/cdrtools-3.02_alpha09.ebuild: # These symlinks are for compat with cdrkit.
virtual/cdrtools/cdrtools-0.ebuild:DESCRIPTION="Virtual for command-line recorders cdrtools and cdrkit"
virtual/cdrtools/cdrtools-0.ebuild:RDEPEND="|| ( app-cdr/cdrtools app-cdr/cdrkit )"