Please upgrade ps3pf-utils to 2.3 version

Bug #194964 reported by Jussi Saarinen on 2008-02-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu PS3 Port
ps3pf-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ps3pf-utils

New version available upstream. See the most recent tag here:

  * git://

Exported sources available here:


As part of this update we should put our debian packaging scripts into the LP Bazaar super-mirror to ease collaboration.

Dan Munckton (munckfish) on 2008-05-27
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ps3-port:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ps3pf-utils:
status: New → Confirmed

Here is what I think on this (Dan please correct if I'm wrong)...
- We now have an up-to-date ps3-utils package from Debian (automatically sync'ed)
- We are currently keeping our outdated ps3pf-utils

The goal is to replace ps3pf-utils with ps3-utils. To achieve this, we need to:
- update ps3-utils to mark it as "Replace"ing ps3pf-utils (debian/control file)
- update ps3-kboot to make it depend on ps3-utils rather than ps3pf-utils

I will try to cook some debdiffs to do that, but I must warn that I am almost completely new with regards to deb packaging :).

Arnaud Jeansen (ajeans) wrote :

ps3-utils is already marked as Conflicting and Replacing ps3pf-utils, so I will directly with a simple change on ps3-kboot...

ps3-utils is currently in universe, so we need to get it moved to main to replace ps3-pf-utils. Please see for more info. I can help you with this if you would like.


Luke, thanks for your help...

I will have a look at the main inclusion report information necessary.

Unfortunately before I can move on to that, I have to manage to compile ps3-kboot on my "karmic" PS3. I made a very simple change to the Build Depends section in debian/control (ps3pf-utils to ps3-utils), but compile fails in the middle.
 I will attach the failed log here for reference.

I fear a FTBFS patch is needed to rebuild ps3-kboot on a karmic toolchain. I will try to do what I can on this, but C compilation failures are not my cup of tea :(


Arnaud Jeansen (ajeans) wrote :

I applied a very simple patch to make the call to open() in gcc's collect2.c to go beyond the failure above.

Arnaud Jeansen (ajeans) wrote :

And this now fails with the attached log. There were more information in stderr, I will try to redo a debuild with stderr rerouted to a file.

At first glance, this one looks more complicated...

Arnaud Jeansen (ajeans) wrote :
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Here is the additional information I mentioned in my previous comment, it is a buffer overflow :( :

arnaud@arnaud-ps3:~/Documents/ps3-kboot/ps3-kboot-1.6$ sudo debuild -i -us -uc -b 1>/home/arnaud/share/stdout.log 2>/home/arnaud/share/stderr.log

*** buffer overflow detected ***: powerpc-linux-uclibc-ar terminated
======= Backtrace: =========
======= Memory map: ========
00100000-00103000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0 [vdso]
0fe26000-0fe29000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 188868 /lib/
0fe29000-0fe38000 ---p 00003000 fd:01 188868 /lib/
0fe38000-0fe39000 r--p 00002000 fd:01 188868 /lib/
0fe39000-0fe3a000 rw-p 00003000 fd:01 188868 /lib/
0fe4a000-0ffae000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 188864 /lib/
0ffae000-0ffbd000 ---p 00164000 fd:01 188864 /lib/
0ffbd000-0ffc1000 r--p 00163000 fd:01 188864 /lib/
0ffc1000-0ffc2000 rw-p 00167000 fd:01 188864 /lib/
0ffc2000-0ffc5000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
0ffd5000-0ffdf000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 227309 /usr/lib/libfakeroot/
0ffdf000-0ffee000 ---p 0000a000 fd:01 227309 /usr/lib/libfakeroot/
0ffee000-0ffef000 r--p 00009000 fd:01 227309 /usr/lib/libfakeroot/
0ffef000-0fff0000 rw-p 0000a000 fd:01 227309 /usr/lib/libfakeroot/
10000000-10081000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 597271 /home/arnaud/Documents/ps3-kboot/ps3-kboot-1.6/kboot-11/build/bin/powerpc-linux-uclibc-ar
10090000-10091000 r--p 00080000 fd:01 597271 /home/arnaud/Documents/ps3-kboot/ps3-kboot-1.6/kboot-11/build/bin/powerpc-linux-uclibc-ar
10091000-10092000 rw-p 00081000 fd:01 597271 /home/arnaud/Documents/ps3-kboot/ps3-kboot-1.6/kboot-11/build/bin/powerpc-linux-uclibc-ar
10092000-1039e000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 [heap]
40000000-4001f000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 188860 /lib/
4001f000-40022000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
40022000-40023000 r--p 00000000 fd:01 585523 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MESSAGES/SYS_LC_MESSAGES
40023000-4002a000 r--s 00000000 fd:01 559775 /usr/...


Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

the best option would be to find where in ps3-kboot-1.6/kboot-11/build/bin/powerpc-linux-uclibc-ar it is crashing. As a work-around, add -U_FORTIFY_SOURCE to the CFLAGS of the build. See:

Artur Rona (ari-tczew) on 2009-08-20
tags: removed: playstation ps3 update
summary: - Update ps3pf-utils to version 2.2.0
+ Please upgrade ps3pf-utils to 2.3 version
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