ps3-utils not installed with xubuntu

Bug #127941 reported by mombof on 2007-07-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

when installing xubuntu on the PS3 with the alternate install-cd, the package ps3-utils does not get installed by default, it must be installed after installation has finished.

Eric (spamme1) wrote :

I experienced the same problem. Xubuntu Fiesty PowerPC+PS3.

Is the PS3 just the PowerPC arch? If so, I wouldn't mind adding ps3-utils to the PowerPC build.

Eric (spamme1) wrote :

In Hardy it is I believe. Only issue here I would presume is that the PS3 basically requires ps3-utils for proper operation, but it doesn't make sense to install it by default on all PowerPC machines. Preferably the installer would install it if it detected the hardware.

Are you able to install it afterwards? It is already included on the live cd. Or do you require it to be pre-installed?

Eric (spamme1) wrote :

When there was a seperate Cell arch target for Xubuntu it was possible to install it post-install, I have not tested yet with the latest Hardy beta (the kernel driver problems with recent versions of the PS3's hypervisor have caused issues with my testbed). It would be preferable to have it install automatically, as ps3-utils contains the utilities needed to set output format, thus allowing the PS3 to correctly output to DVI connected displays and HDTVs. Without it the machine is essentially not ready for use out of box post-install.

I'd like to fix this for intrepid if possible, do we simply need to add ps3-utils to the seed? (since its a PowerPC specific package, it shouldn't affect i386/amd64 CDs).

Changed in xubuntu-meta:
assignee: nobody → sonicmctails
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.10
status: Confirmed → In Progress

ps3-utils is already seeded and is shipped on the cd. However, I suppose we could add it to the desktop seeds for the PPC arch although I have no idea what ps3-utils does exactly so we'd have to look at what sort of consequences having it installed by default would have.

Setting back to Confirmed and unassigning Michael since this bug seems stalled.

Changed in xubuntu-meta:
assignee: sonicmctails → nobody
milestone: ubuntu-8.10 → none
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

I'm marking this invalid as Xubuntu is no longer shipping powerpc images. Please report any other issues you may find. If you'd like Xubuntu to start proving these images again, we need testers. You can contact us in #xubuntu-devel on freenode IRC.

Changed in xubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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