Package Details: dvdisaster 0.79.9-2

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Package Base: dvdisaster
Description: Provides a margin of safety against data loss on newly created ISO, CD, DVD, and BDR media caused by aging or scratches
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Provides: dvdisaster
Submitter: arojas
Maintainer: flan_suse
Last Packager: flan_suse
Votes: 6
Popularity: 1.42
First Submitted: 2019-03-15 07:51
Last Updated: 2021-07-15 02:19

Latest Comments

fitu996 commented on 2021-07-15 13:53

Sorry, I didn't notice your message until you update this package. Feel free to adopt this package.

alerque commented on 2021-07-14 10:36

Since the maintainer @fitu996 hasn't logged in in a year but had previously left a comment asking for co-maintainers I made the decision to short circuit the usual 2 week wait time on orphan requests and just added @flan_suse directly as a co-maintainer. I hope this is agreeable.

flan_suse commented on 2021-07-03 23:45

If @fitu996 wants me to adopt the package, I can. If I only need to worry about one package on the AUR, it's not a big deal.

dvdisaster happens to be a unique software with an under-appreciated (yet highly important) use-case.

I value archiving and preserving data into future generations, and tools like dvdisaster and M-Disc media are crucial in this regard. I've been archiving a lot of irreplaceable data and memories, so this type of software is very important to keep alive and updated.

flan_suse commented on 2021-07-03 18:51

I made an updated version of the PKGBUILD to reflect the new upstream website, the new version (0.79.9), and included a few comments for future package maintainers. It builds correctly, installs correctly, and I was able to use dvdisaster 0.79.9 to create augmented ECC (RS03) on some new archival discs!

Here is the PKGBUILD I updated. Hopefully it can be used. I don't mind adopting this package, but I've been fairly busy in my own life.


flan_suse commented on 2021-07-03 01:07

New project site, new developers, and latest version is 0.79.9.

makeworld commented on 2020-07-20 15:43

I couldn't build the package:

/usr/bin/ld: /home/makeworld/.cache/yay/dvdisaster/src/dvdisaster-0.79.5/welcome-window.o:(.bss+0x18): multiple definition of `rawbuffer_forward'; /home/makeworld/.cache/yay/dvdisaster/src/dvdisaster-0.79.5/bitmap.o:(.bss+0x18): first defined here
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [GNUmakefile:146: dvdisaster] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
error making: %!s(func() string=0x55de1ebd8830)

Full error log:

fitu996 commented on 2019-03-25 07:12

For pre-built version by archlinux when it still in community repo, you can find here:

Direct link:

fitu996 commented on 2019-03-25 06:59

If you cannot find the upstream homepage, you can visit:

If you cannot find the latest sources, visit here:

An alternative for downloading sources provided by debian: (Thanks to @piojo)

piojo commented on 2019-03-24 04:45 is down. I found a mirror of the sources here:

They need to be renamed, but the checksums match.

fitu996 commented on 2019-03-18 04:19

I adopt it because I use it. But not very often. I will update it when I need to use it and it stopped working. If it stops working, please notify me. Or if you can keep an eye on this package and update it in time, tell me and feel free to adopt/co-maintain it.