Bug 439661 - Calculates wrong file size
Summary: Calculates wrong file size
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bchunk
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Conrad Meyer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1288778 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-30 02:04 UTC by Amadeus
Modified: 2015-12-06 23:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-08-12 18:56:28 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Debian's patch that fixes the file size calculation (679 bytes, patch)
2008-03-30 02:04 UTC, Amadeus
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Description Amadeus 2008-03-30 02:04:10 UTC
When saving wave files, it calculates the wrong file size resulting it corrupt
wave files.

The attached patch fixes this.

It is taken from Debian's bchunk (1.2.0-4)

From Debian's ChangeLog:

+  * Piotr Kaczuba <pepe.cx> provided a simpler patch, hence replaced
+    01-track-size.dpatch with the new one.
+ -- Daniel Baumann <daniel>  Fri,  8 Sep 2006 20:18:00 +0200

Comment 1 Amadeus 2008-03-30 02:04:10 UTC
Created attachment 299605 [details]
Debian's patch that fixes the file size calculation

Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2008-03-30 15:39:48 UTC
I look for someone to take over the bchunk package.
Are you interested?

Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2008-04-03 19:22:44 UTC
There is some serious miscommunication here.
Bug was found and reported on 24th July, 2004 (Debian) with
a revised patch two years later. Still, in over three years in
total, no fix has been released by upstream for this problem or
the several other issues that seem to exist. Package seems to be
dead upstream.

I'm officially orphaning this tiny package.

Comment 4 Alan Olsen 2008-04-04 16:16:56 UTC
I am adopting this package.  I will test the patch this weekend.

Comment 5 Amadeus 2008-04-04 17:27:52 UTC
You can test it by

bchunk -w test.bin test.cue songname

bchunk will then start extracting the tracks to wave. At the end of the process
bchunk will tell you that the file ended too early.

When you listen to wave files you can hear a small "tick" on track 1, and the
last song ends too early.

With the patch all this is fixed.

Comment 6 Amadeus 2008-04-23 22:05:30 UTC
If SHNtool[0] could be added to the repository, bchunk could be removed without
anyone missing it. (If anyone would miss it?)

shntool is much superior to bchunk, and it is active maintained.

Here is an example of shntool converting a cue/bin to flac.

FLAC="$(echo *flac)"
CUE="$(echo *cue)"
shntool split -f "$CUE" -o "flac flac --best -o %f -" -a track "$FLAC"

An argument for removing bchunk regardlessly could be os it support for ripping
Play Station discs, which could be legally questioned.

Ps. Eventhough I opened the bug, I have switched to shntool, and will never look
back again at bchunk.

[0] http://etree.org/shnutils/shntool/

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:25:40 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 8 Amadeus 2008-10-11 20:06:10 UTC
Given the very low interest in this buggy software, how about that it is removed, rather than shipping a program that doesn't work?

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:55:49 UTC
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Comment 10 Michael Schwendt 2009-06-10 05:57:37 UTC
*ping* Alan?

Comment 11 Michael Schwendt 2009-07-14 10:41:29 UTC
Request to remove "bchunk" from F-12 devel:

Packager is not reachable (last mail sent on Sat, 4 Jul 2009 11:52:07 +0200 to personal address and Fedora Project alias).

Comment 12 Conrad Meyer 2009-08-12 18:56:28 UTC
Debian patch applied in devel, and tagged/built successfully:


I will update, tag, and build in release branches now.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2009-08-12 19:44:04 UTC
bchunk-1.2.0-9.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2009-08-12 19:44:09 UTC
bchunk-1.2.0-9.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 15 Conrad Meyer 2009-08-12 19:46:18 UTC
Updates submitted! If I don't get negative feedback in 2 weeks or so, they are going to stable.

Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2009-08-31 23:37:42 UTC
bchunk-1.2.0-9.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 17 Fedora Update System 2009-08-31 23:42:12 UTC
bchunk-1.2.0-9.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 18 Conrad Meyer 2015-12-06 20:12:03 UTC
*** Bug 1288778 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 19 Xhan 2015-12-06 23:08:04 UTC
Problem still persist with bchunk-1.2.0-17 (Fedora 23).

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