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1MONDO CHANGES                                                       2005-11-05
2
3v2.05 (Bruno Cornec <bcornec@users.berlios.de)
4- -p options works better for NFS cases
5- ia64 is now working for rhel3
6- delivery process to BerliOS improved
7
8v2.04_berlios (Bruno Cornec <bcornec@users.berlios.de)
9- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
10  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
11  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
12- Mandrake 2005 support
13- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
14- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
15  (this is an unattended mode)
16
17
18v2.04
19- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
20  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
21
22   
23v2.03
24- better SLES8 support
25- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
26
27
28v2.02
29- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
30  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
31  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
32- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
33  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
34- better software RAID support
35- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
36- better star, ACL support
37- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
38
39
40v2.01
41- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
42- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
43  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
44- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
45- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
46
47
48v2.00
49- first 2.0 release
50- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
51- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
52- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
53- added xmondo pixmap installation
54- fixed -m and -Vc flags
55- fixed NTFS support!
56- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
57- added -devel package
58- made xmondo a second package
59- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
60- Clean up, added spanish translation
61- Set prefix to be /usr
62- added/fixed Requires
63- remove CVS directories prior to building
64- added 2.6 kernel support
65- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
66- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
67- added support for boot/root multi floppies
68- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
69- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
70  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
71- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
72  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
73- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
74- fixed lots of bugs
75- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
76  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
77- added grub-install.patched
78- removed embleer & other binaries
79- added '-b' to specify block size
80- added '-R' for star support
81
82
83v1.75
84- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
85- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
86- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
87  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
88- better magicdev support
89- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
90- DVD support added
91- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
92- fixed multi-tape support
93- re-implemented -D and -J
94- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
95  affected tape+floppy users
96- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
97  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
98- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
99- fixed some stray assert()'s
100- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
101- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
102- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
103- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
104  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
105- improved tape device detection code
106- better GRUB support
107- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
108- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
109- better logging
110- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
111- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
112- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
113- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
114- tweaked GUI - better feedback
115
116   
1171.74
118- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
119- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
120- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
121- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
122- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
123- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
124- ISO tweaks
125- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
126  funny German filenames from being handled properly
127- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
128- added rudimentary support for SME
129- added better label support
130- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
131- fixed spec file
132- reject -E /
133- added partimagehack to the mix
134   
135   
1361.73
137- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
138- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
139- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
140- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
141- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
142  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
143- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
144- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
145- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
146  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
147- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
148  to find their boot loader and type
149- improved which_boot_loader()
150- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
151  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
152- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
153  then offer user chance to choose another media source
154- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
155  mountlist to fill your drives
156- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
157- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
158- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
159  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
160- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
161- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
162- cleaned up segfault-handling
163- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
164- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
165- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
166- fixed interactive/textonly support
167- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
168- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
169- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
170- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
171   
172
173v1.72
174- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
175- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
176- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
177- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
178- removed duplicate entry from makefile
179- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
180- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
181- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
182- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
183- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
184- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
185  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
186- tweaked restore scripts tgz
187- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
188- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
189  payload to CD at backup-time
190- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
191- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
192- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
193- made code more legible
194- fixed post-nuke support
195- fixed nfs support
196- fixed iso support
197- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
198  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
199- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
200- updated documentation
201- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
202
203
204v1.71
205- log newt, slang, ncurses info
206- updated man page
207- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
208- fixed serious NFS restore bug
209- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
210- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
211- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
212- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
213- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
214- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
215- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
216  instead of -I <paths> to backup
217- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
218  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
219- better location for manpage
220- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
221  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
222- sort -u fstab after modifying it
223- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
224- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
225- updated manpage
226- added -e support
227
228v1.70
229- new devel branch opened
230
231
232v1.52
233- fixed bug in multithreading
234- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
235- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
236- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
237- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
238  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
239- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
240- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
241- re-enabled extra tape checksums
242- disabled spurious warnings
243- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
244- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
245  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
246- added Makefile
247- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
248- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
249- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
250- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
251- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
252
253
254v1.51
255- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
256- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
257- lots of CD-related fixes
258- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
259- better handling of 'kill'
260- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
261- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
262- fixed install.sh
263- updated documentation
264- fixed .spec file
265- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
266- commented code
267- updated man page
268- added -v / --version flag
269- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
270- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
271- fixed BurnProof-related bug
272- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
273- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
274- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
275- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
276- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
277- included various patches from KP
278- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
279- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
280- fixed multi-tape bug
281- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
282- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
283- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
284  command-line parameters or not
285- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
286  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
287- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
288  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
289- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
290
291
29209/08/2002
293""""""""""
294v1.50
295- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
296- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
297- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
298- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
299- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
300- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
301- lots of multitape-related fixes
302- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
303- if isodir does not exist then abort
304- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
305- exclude /root/images/mindi
306- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
307- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
308- restructured the source files
309- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
310  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
311- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
312- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
313- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
314- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
315- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
316- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
317- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
318  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
319- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
320  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
321  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
322- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
323- incorporate post-nuke tarball
324- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
325  in the event of end-of-tape
326- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
327  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
328- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
329  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
330  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
331- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
332- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
333- differential mode fixed; supported again
334- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
335- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
336- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
337- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
338- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
339  for kernel path+filename
340- misc clean-ups (Troff)
341- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
342- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
343- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
344- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
345- added lockfile
346- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
347- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
348- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
349- fixed bug in new '-s' code
350- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
351- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
352- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
353- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
354  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
355- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
356- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
357- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
358- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
359  not apparent from its filename' bug
360- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
361- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
362- fixed bug in --mbr
363
364
36506-04-2002
366""""""""""
367v1.43-7 (STABLE)
368- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
369- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
370- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
371- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
372  various error checks; use with caution
373- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
374- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
375- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
376- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
377- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
378- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
379- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
380  live filesystem
381- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
382- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
383- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
384- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
385- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
386
387
38804-12-2002
389""""""""""
390v1.42-3 (STABLE)
391- minor cosmetic enhancements
392- improved homedir-locating code
393
394
39504-07-2002
396""""""""""
397v1.42-1 (STABLE)
398- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
399  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
400  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
401- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
402- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
403- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
404- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
405- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
406  ext2 or ext3 partitions
407- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
408- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
409- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
410- numerous cosmetic enhancements
411- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
412   
413
41403-21-2002
415""""""""""
416v1.41-1 (STABLE)
417- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
418
419
42003-10-2002
421""""""""""
422v1.40-7 (STABLE)
423- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
424- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
425  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
426- abort if ramdisk not available
427- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
428- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
429- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
430
431
43203-03-2002
433""""""""""
434v1.40-6 (STABLE)
435- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
436- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
437- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
438- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
439- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
440- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
441- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
442
443
44402-24-2002
445""""""""""
446v1.40-5 (STABLE)
447- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
448- updated manpage
449- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
450- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
451- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
452- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
453  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
454- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
455- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
456- run post-nuke script if it exists
457- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
458   
459
46002-17-2002
461""""""""""
462v1.40-3 (STABLE)
463- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
464- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
465- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
466- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
467- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
468- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
469- exclude .journal files properly
470- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
471
472
47302-11-2002
474""""""""""
475v1.40-2 (STABLE)
476- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
477- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
478- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
479- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
480- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
481- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
482- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
483
484
48502-10-2002
486""""""""""
487v1.40-1 (STABLE)
488- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
489- cosmetic bugfixes
490- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
491- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
492- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
493  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
494- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
495- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
496- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
497- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
498
499   
50002-07-2002
501""""""""""
502v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
503- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
504- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
505- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
506- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
507
508
50902-06-2002
510""""""""""
511v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
512- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
513- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
514- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
515  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
516- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
517- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
518- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
519  of 1.36 and earlier
520- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
521  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
522- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
523- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
524- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
525
526
52701-25-2002
528""""""""""
529v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
530- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
531- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
532- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
533- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
534  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
535  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
536- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
537- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
538- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
539- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
540- better autodetection of CD writer
541- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
542- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
543- added --skip-floppies switch
544- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
545
546
54701-20-2002
548""""""""""
549v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
550- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
551- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
552- include .spec file in tarball
553- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
554- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
555- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
556- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
557- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
558- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
559- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
560- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
561- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
562- files <16MB aren't chopped
563- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
564- (rudimentary) selective formatting
565- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
566
567
56801-10-2002
569""""""""""
570v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
571- NFS backup+restore support
572- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
573- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
574- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
575- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
576- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
577- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
578  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
579  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
580- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
581- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
582- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
583  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
584- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
585- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
586- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
587- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
588- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
589- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
590- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
591- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
592- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
593
594
59512-25-2001
596""""""""""
597v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
598- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
599- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
600- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
601- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
602- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
603- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
604- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
605  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
606
607
60812-19-2001
609""""""""""
610v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
611- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
612- improved --verify switch's code
613- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
614- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
615- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
616- updated the FAQ
617- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
618- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
619- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
620- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
621- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
622- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
623- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
624
625
62612-15-2001
627""""""""""
628v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
629- misc bugfixes
630
631
63212-14-2001
633""""""""""
634v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
635- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
636- improved tape verification code
637- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
638
639
64012-13-2001
641""""""""""
642v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
643- updated FAQ
644- experimental GRUB support
645- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
646- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
647- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
648- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
649
650
65112-12-2001
652""""""""""
653v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
654- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
655- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
656- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
657
65812-12-2001
659""""""""""
660v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
661- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
662- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
663- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
664- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
665- put quotes around chmod's parameter
666- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
667  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
668- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
669- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
670- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
671- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
672- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
673  or added since the last complete backup
674
675
67612-09-2001
677""""""""""
678v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
679- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
680- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
681- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
682  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
683- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
684- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
685
686
68712-09-2001
688""""""""""
689v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
690- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
691- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
692- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
693- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
694  boot-time
695- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
696  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
697- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
698- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
699  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
700- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
701- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
702- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
703- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
704- cleaned up compare + restore logging
705- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
706
707
70812-04-2001
709""""""""""
710v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
711- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
712- exclude each device's lost+found directory
713- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
714- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
715  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
716  (cos there weren't any *g*)
717- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
718- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
719- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
720- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
721- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
722- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
723  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
724- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
725- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
726- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
727  there to mondo-tools.c
728- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
729  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
730- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
731- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
732- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
733  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
734- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
735- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
736- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
737- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
738  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
739  just end up looking very silly :)
740
741
74211-28-2001
743""""""""""
744v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
745- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
746  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
747  the changes
748- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
749  to see if Mondo was installed properly
750- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
751- optimal set size is now 24MB
752- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
753- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
754- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
755  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
756- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
757  to configure the MBR
758- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
759- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
760- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
761- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
762  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
763
764
76511-14-2001
766""""""""""
767v1.19
768- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
769- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
770- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
771- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
772- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
773  - missing else{}
774  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
775    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
776- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
777  with busybox's umount command
778- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
779  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
780- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
781- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
782  says s/he has modified the mountlist
783- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
784  picks up on the fact & reports it
785- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
786  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
787- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
788- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
789
790
79110-28-2001
792""""""""""
793v1.18
794- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
795- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
796
797
79810-20-2001
799""""""""""
800v1.17
801- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
802- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
803  mount, before it returns an error
804- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
805- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
806- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
807- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
808- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
809  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
810  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
811- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
812- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
813- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
814- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
815- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
816- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
817  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
818
819
82010-10-2001
821""""""""""
822v1.16
823- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
824- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
825  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
826  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
827- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
828  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
829- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
830- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
831- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
832  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
833- has been tested successfully with the following distros
834  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
835  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
836- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
837  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
838- LVM support is stabilizing
839- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
840  mount/unmount the swap partitions
841- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
842- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
843  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
844- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
845- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
846  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
847- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
848  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
849
850
85109-28-2001
852""""""""""
853v1.15
854- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
855  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
856- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
857- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
858- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
859  indicating time spent & remaining)
860- experimental LVM support
861- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
862- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
863- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
864- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
865- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
866- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
867  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
868- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
869  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
870
871
87209-18-2001
873""""""""""
874v1.14
875- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
876- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
877  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
878- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
879- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
880- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
881- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
882  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
883- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
884- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
885  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
886- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
887  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
888- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
889- updated the FAQ
890- added code to verify ISO images
891- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
892  older versions of cdrecord
893- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
894  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
895- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
896- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
897- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
898- ported mondo-tarme to C
899  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
900  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
901  - shows '% done' when burning CD
902- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
903- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
904- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
905- up to 19 CD's may be created now
906- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
907- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
908- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
909
910
91109-01-2001
912""""""""""
913v1.13
914- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
915- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
916- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
917- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
918  generate erroneous error messages
919- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
920  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
921  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
922- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
923  moved/changed, etc.
924- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
925- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
926  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
927- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
928- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
929  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
930- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
931  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
932  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
933  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
934- changed FIFO size to 20MB
935- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
936  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
937- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
938- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
939- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
940- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
941  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
942- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
943  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
944  mondo-restore
945- better post-run clean-up
946- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
947- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
948  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
949- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
950- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
951
952
95308-18-2001
954""""""""""
955v1.12
956- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
957- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
958- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
959- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
960- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
961  been amended accordingly
962- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
963- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
964- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
965- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
966- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
967- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
968  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
969  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
970  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
971- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
972- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
973  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
974- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
975  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
976- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
977- updated the FAQ
978
979
98008-12-2001
981""""""""""
982v1.10
983- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
984- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
985- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
986- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
987  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
988- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
989- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
990- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
991  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
992- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
993- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
994- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
995- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
996- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
997- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
998  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
999- updated the FAQ
1000- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1001
1002
100308-02-2001
1004""""""""""
1005v1.09
1006- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1007- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1008- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1009  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1010
1011
101207-28-2001
1013""""""""""
1014v1.08
1015- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1016- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1017- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1018
1019
102007-22-2001
1021""""""""""
1022v1.07
1023- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1024- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1025  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1026- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1027- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1028- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1029  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1030  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1031    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1032  - mondo-restore.c works well
1033  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1034    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1035- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1036- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1037- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1038  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1039- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1040
1041
104207-19-2001
1043""""""""""
1044v1.06
1045- now software-RAID compatible
1046- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1047- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1048- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1049  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1050  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1051- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1052
1053
105407-16-2001
1055""""""""""
1056v1.05
1057- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1058- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1059- fixed install.sh
1060
1061
106207-15-2001
1063""""""""""
1064v1.04
1065- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1066- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1067- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1068- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1069
1070
107107-14-2001
1072""""""""""
1073v1.03
1074- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1075- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1076- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1077- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1078    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1079    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1080        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1081          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1082    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1083- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1084  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1085- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1086- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1087- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1088  last N days (N specified by user)
1089
1090
109107-07-2001
1092""""""""""
1093v1.02
1094- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1095- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1096  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1097- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1098- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1099  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1100  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1101- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1102- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1103- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1104- RPM and SRPM published
1105- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1106- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1107
110807-04-2001
1109""""""""""
1110v1.00
1111- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1112  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1113- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1114  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1115- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1116  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1117- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1118- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1119- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1120- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1121- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1122- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1123- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1124- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1125- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1126- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1127- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1128  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1129- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1130  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1131
1132
113303-15-2001
1134""""""""""
1135v0.99
1136- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1137- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1138- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1139- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1140- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1141- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1142
1143
114403-06-2001
1145""""""""""
1146v0.981
1147- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1148
1149
115002-26-2001
1151""""""""""
1152v0.98
1153- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1154- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1155- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1156- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1157
115802-28-2001
1159""""""""""
1160v0.977
1161- based on v0.976
1162- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1163- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1164- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1165
116609-01-2000
1167""""""""""
1168v0.976
1169- technical changes
1170  - 12MB ramdisk
1171  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1172  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1173  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1174  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1175  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1176  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1177    the requisite modules already
1178- extra facilities
1179  - ReiserFS support
1180  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1181    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1182- bugfixes
1183  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1184  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1185  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1186  - dummy burn mode is working again
1187  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1188    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1189  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1190
119107-03-2000
1192""""""""""
1193v0.975 published
1194- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1195- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1196- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1197- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1198- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1199- removed devdump from overhead-list
1200- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1201- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1202- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1203- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1204- ramdisk is now 14MB
1205
120606-16-2000
1207""""""""""
1208v0.972 published
1209- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1210  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1211- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1212
121306-14-2000
1214""""""""""
1215v0.971 published
1216- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1217- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1218  sharing much better than before
1219
122006-10-2000
1221""""""""""
1222v0.970 published
1223- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1224- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1225- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1226- auto-archive:-
1227    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1228    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1229      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1230    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1231    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1232    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1233    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1234      at backup-time and restore-time
1235    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1236- selective restore is finally fixed
1237- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1238
123906-03-2000
1240""""""""""
1241v0.965 released
1242- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1243- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1244- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1245- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1246
124706-02-2000
1248""""""""""
1249v0.964 released
1250- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1251- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1252- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1253- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1254- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1255- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1256
125705-31-2000
1258""""""""""
1259v0.963 released
1260- ISO images are no longer padded
1261- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1262  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1263- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1264- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1265  want IDE optimization when restoring
1266- lots of work done on auto-archive
1267- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1268- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1269- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1270- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1271  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1272- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1273  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1274- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1275  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1276
127705-25-2000
1278""""""""""
1279v0.962 released
1280- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1281- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1282- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1283- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1284- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1285- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1286- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1287- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1288- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1289- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1290- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1291- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1292
129305-23-2000
1294""""""""""
1295v0.961 released
1296- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1297- default compression level is 4
1298- default verify level is 2
1299- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1300- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1301- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1302- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1303
130405-22-2000
1305""""""""""
1306v0.960 released
1307- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1308- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1309- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1310  without being shouted at ;)
1311- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1312- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1313- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1314  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1315- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1316- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1317  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1318
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1320...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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