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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

dvd+rw-tools Dependencies


Cdrtools-3.02a09 (runtime)

Installation of dvd+rw-tools

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

sed -i '/stat.h/a #include <sys/sysmacros.h>' growisofs.c &&
sed -i '/stdlib/a #include <limits.h>' transport.hxx &&
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.

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