Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Scott W. Gifford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CGIBurn is a Web-based front end for burning CDs. Out of the box, it knows how to copy from one data CD to another, from a directory of files onto a CD, from a CD into a directory of files, and some other, less useful options (See SETUP below for the less useful options).
It is written in Perl for use under Unix. See the section on Requirements for more details about exactly what is required.
CGIBurn is written by Scott Gifford. Please report any questions, problems, complaints, or praise to me at the email address above.
CGIBurn is a front-end to other CD burning and copying programs, such as cdrecord, mkisofs, and standard UNIX utilities awk, ps, and rm. As such, it requires that copies of these programs be available and working before you can even think about using it. The following programs and versions were used for testing this release:
|mkisofs||1.13 (from the cdrecord 1.9 package)|
|rm||GNU 4.0p (from fileutils)|
|ps||procps 2.0.6 (Linux version)|
|CGI perl module||2.74|
|For the suid helper (which gives burning processes high priority)|
|Safe setuid scripts (or a working suidperl)|
|GNU tar (gtar)||1.13.17|
rm, awk, ps, and eject should come with your system. CGIBurn uses options specific to GNU tar, and expects it to be available as "gtar".
cdrecord can be downloaded from:
The CGI module can be installed by typing
perl -MCPAN -e 'CPAN::Shell->install(CGI)'at the shell, with any recent version of Perl.
Additionally, CGIBurn requires some version of Perl 5.0 or newer (tested with 5.005_03) on some version of Unix that supports the programs (tested on Linux kernel 2.2.14, on a RedHat 6.2 system).
For job control to work, your version of ps must support the '-o' option, which asks it to print user-specified information about the processes.
Other than that, though, it shouldn't be too sensitive to kernels or distributions, as long as the Perl works and the above programs work. It might not even require Unix, if you can find versions of cdrecord and mkisofs that support other operating systems.
CGIBurn is written as a series of CGI scripts that run backend libraries and driver programs. In order to run the CGI scripts, you'll need a Web server that supports CGI scripts written in Perl. This distribution was tested with Apache 1.3.12.
cgiburn is copyrighted by Scott Gifford and is licensed through
the GNU General Public License. Read the COPYING
file for the complete license.