Bug#641465: ITP: kboot-utils -- Helper tools to generate a kboot.conf file
Owner: Antonio Ospite <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : kboot-utils
Version : 0.1
Upstream Author : Antonio Ospite <email@example.com>
* URL : http://git.ao2.it/kboot-utils.git/
* License : GPLv3
Programming Lang: Posix shell
Description : Helper tools to generate a kboot.conf file
Helper tools to automatically generate a kboot.conf from entries in /boot
The kboot.conf file can be read by the petitboot bootloader which is used
for instance on the Sony Playstation 3 in OtherOS mode in order to list
kernels to boot.
on PS3 there is the need to have a kboot.conf inside the rootfs so that
the petitboot bootloader knows which kernels can be booted and list them.
kboot-utils automatically creates this file by looking at kernels in
This functionality is especially needed at install time, the
debian-installer works on PS3 but in order to boot the machine the first
time, some manual intervention is still needed, look at #619236 .
I am the upstream author and the packager, please take a look at the
debian/ dir in the upstream source for the packaging stuff, and to the
script itself if you like.
I am looking at a better way to handle debian packages directly from
git, but for the time being, for such a simple package, having the
debian/ dir in the upstream code didn't look too horrible.
I built the package with "dpkg-buildpackage -b -us -uc -tc" and verified
it is lintian-clean (except the ITP related warnings which I'll fix
soon) and even piuparts-clean.
I am no DD, so I guess a sponsor would be needed when the package is in
shape and ready to be uploaded.