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Bug#641465: ITP: kboot-utils -- Helper tools to generate a kboot.conf file

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Antonio Ospite <ospite@studenti.unina.it>

Dear Maintainer,

* Package name    : kboot-utils
  Version         : 0.1
  Upstream Author : Antonio Ospite <ospite@studenti.unina.it>
* 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 [1].

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.

   Antonio Ospite

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=619236

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