| Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 13:51:03 +0000 (GMT)
| From: Malcolm Tyrrell <malcoh0l at yahoo.ie>
| I'm fed up using iso9660 for writing to write-once media,
| primarily because of file-naming and path depth restriction.
| My home directory contains some very deep directories, which
| means I can't directly back them up to DVD.
this sounds like yer not using the RockRidge extensions?!
specify either the `-r' or `-R' option to mkisofs(1) to enable.
I have never had a problem — and I have very deep directories
and extremely unusual filenames — with RockRidge (I use `-R').
RockRidge has existed almost as long as Tahoe (the original
name for ISO-9660) has existed. IIRC, the Unix community was
refusing to ratify the 9660 standard since Tahoe has the sort
of problems you cite. so RockRidge was proposed/included as
essentially an “add-on”, mostly for Unix (including Linux).
since RockRidge _is_ (a form of) ISO-9660, RockRidge CDs/DVDs
can be read without problem on Windross &tc that prefer Tahoe
or whatever. (however, creating a RockRidge on a Tahoe-biased
system can be a problem.)
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