Bug 201786 - mkisofs cannot handle large files
mkisofs cannot handle large files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cdrtools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2006-08-08 16:23 EDT by John Smith
Modified: 2008-05-06 12:12 EDT (History)
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Description John Smith 2006-08-08 16:23:02 EDT
Using mkisofs- on an up to date FC5.

When asked to create an iso image, mkisofs skips all files
(in the master tree) which are larger than 2GB.

Apparently this bug is fixed upstream in the latest version.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2006-08-09 05:06:45 EDT
iso9660 cannot handle files > 2 GB
you have to create a udf file system
Comment 2 John Smith 2006-08-09 11:13:21 EDT
Sorry, I meant udf instead of iso.  When asked to create an udf image, mkisofs
skips all files which are larger than 2GB.

I use the following commandline:
mkisofs -J -R -udf bigfile >/dev/null

It says that it ignores bigfile.

The message at the following URL suggests that this is fixed upstream:
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2006-12-05 13:52:16 EST
Curious why this "bug" has not yet been fixed even in FC6 updates.
Seems like the bug has been known for 4 months now...

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2006-12-06 06:10:26 EST
$ mkisofs -J -R -udf FC-6-i386-DVD.iso  >/dev/null
Total translation table size: 0
Total rockridge attributes bytes: 258
Total directory bytes: 0
Path table size(bytes): 10
Max brk space used 0
1721711 extents written (3362 MB)
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:28:37 EDT
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:12:36 EDT
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