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Bug#503482: ITP: ps3-kboot -- First stage bootloader for the PS3

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: sean finney <seanius@debian.org>

Hash: SHA1

* 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:



- -- 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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