Debian Bug report logs - #503482
RFP: ps3-kboot -- First stage bootloader for the PS3

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: sean finney <seanius@debian.org>

Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 13:42:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#503482; Package wnpp. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 13:42:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to sean finney <seanius@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>. (Sun, 26 Oct 2008 13:42:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: sean finney <seanius@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: ps3-kboot -- First stage bootloader for the PS3
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 14:39:40 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: sean finney <seanius@debian.org>

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* Package name    : ps3-kboot
  Version         : depends on choice of upstream (see below)
  Upstream Author : (see below)
* URL             : (see below)
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: mixed (shell, c, etc)
  Description     : First stage bootloader for the PS3

The ps3-kboot package provides a first-stage bootloader which can
be used to boot a Sony Playstation 3 into Debian GNU/Linux.  This
package will provide a copy of the bootloader file which can be used by 
various installers and live-cd distributions, as well as support for 
updating the bootloader image using utilities from the ps3-utils package.


a note about "upstream":

ps3-kboot is a customized version of kboot, which comes from 
http://kboot.sourceforge.net/, and can be found at
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/geoff/cell/.  in ubuntu
this has already been packaged, but it's not yet clear whether
this is derived directly from the former or latter.

there are also very clear QA problems with all three versions (the two
"upstreams" and the ubuntu package) which as it stands now prevent the
software from being acceptable in debian.  this is IMHO, but it did
also get a public "eww" from an ftp-master when i mentioned it on IRC.

i go a little more into detail about this (problems, plans, etc) here:

	http://www.seanius.net/blog/2008/10/ps3-kboot-for-debian/


	sean

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

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Bug#503482; Package wnpp. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:19:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, sean finney <seanius@debian.org>. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:19:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 503482@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 503482@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: ps3-kboot: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 19:06:40 +0000
retitle 503482 RFP: ps3-kboot -- First stage bootloader for the PS3
noowner 503482
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of ps3-kboot back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 18 months.

If you are still interested in adopting ps3-kboot, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 503482 ITP: ps3-kboot -- First stage bootloader for the PS3
 owner 503482 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <503482@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: ps3-kboot -- First stage bootloader for the PS3' from 'ITP: ps3-kboot -- First stage bootloader for the PS3' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:31:57 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by sean finney <seanius@debian.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:31:58 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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