source: MondoRescue/branches/stable/mindi-busybox/docs/busybox_footer.pod @ 1770

Last change on this file since 1770 was 1770, checked in by Bruno Cornec, 12 years ago
  • Better output for mindi-busybox revision
  • Remove dummy file created on NFS - report from Arnaud Tiger <arnaud.tiger_at_hp.com>
  • strace useful for debug
  • fix new versions for pb (2.0.0 for mindi and 1.7.2 for mindi-busybox)
  • fix build process for mindi-busybox + options used in that version (dd for label-partitions-as-necessary)
  • fix typo in label-partitions-as-necessary which doesn't seem to work
  • Update to busybox 1.7.2
  • perl is now required at restore time to support uuid swap partitions (and will be used for many other thigs

in the future for sure)

  • next mindi version will be 2.0.0 due to all the changes made in it (udev may break working distros)
  • small optimization in mindi on keyboard handling (one single find instead of multiple)
  • better interaction for USB device when launching mindi manually
  • attempt to automatically guess block disk size for ramdisk
  • fix typos in bkphw
  • Fix the remaining problem with UUID support for swap partitions
  • Updates mondoarchive man page for USB support
  • Adds preliminary Hardware support to mindi (Proliant SSSTK)
  • Tries to add udev support also for rhel4
  • Fix UUID support which was still broken.
  • Be conservative in test for the start-nfs script
  • Update config file for mindi-busybox for 1.7.2 migration
  • Try to run around a busybox bug (1.2.2 pb on inexistant links)
  • Add build content for mindi-busybox in pb
  • Remove distributions content for mindi-busybox
  • Fix a warning on inexistant raidtab
  • Solve problem on tmpfs in restore init (Problem of inexistant symlink and busybox)
  • Create MONDO_CACHE and use it everywhere + creation at start
  • Really never try to eject a USB device
  • Fix a issue with &> usage (replaced with 1> and 2>)
  • Adds magic file to depllist in order to have file working + ldd which helps for debugging issues
  • tty modes correct to avoid sh error messages
  • Use ext3 normally and not ext2 instead
  • USB device should be corrected after reading (take 1st part)
  • Adds a mount_USB_here function derived from mount_CDROM_here
  • usb detection place before /dev detection in device name at restore time
  • Fix when restoring from USB: media is asked in interactive mode
  • Adds USB support for mondorestore
  • mount_cdrom => mount_media
  • elilo.efi is now searched throughout /boot/efi and not in a fixed place as there is no standard
  • untar-and-softlink => untar (+ interface change)
  • suppress useless softlinks creation/removal in boot process
  • avoids udevd messages on groups
  • Increase # of disks to 99 as in mindi at restore time (should be a conf file parameter)
  • skip existing big file creation
  • seems to work correctly for USB mindi boot
  • Adds group and tty link to udev conf
  • Always load usb-torage (even 2.6) to initiate USB bus discovery
  • Better printing of messages
  • Attempt to fix a bug in supporting OpenSusE 10.3 kernel for initramfs (mindi may now use multiple regex for kernel initrd detection)
  • Links were not correctly done as non relative for modules in mindi
  • exclusion of modules denied now works
  • Also create modules in their ordinary place, so that classical modprobe works + copy modules.dep
  • Fix bugs for DENY_MODS handling
  • Add device /dev/console for udev
  • ide-generic should now really be excluded
  • Fix a bug in major number for tty
  • If udev then adds modprobe/insmod to rootfs
  • tty0 is also cretaed with udev
  • ide-generic put rather in DENY_MODS
  • udevd remove from deplist s handled in mindi directly
  • better default for mindi when using --usb
  • Handles dynamically linked busybox (in case we want to use it soon ;-)
  • Adds fixed devices to create for udev
  • ide-generic should not be part of the initrd when using libata v2
  • support a dynamically linked udev (case on Ubuntu 7.10 and Mandriva 2008.0 so should be quite generic) This will give incitation to move to dyn. linked binaries in the initrd which will help for other tasks (ia6 4)
  • Improvement in udev support (do not use cl options not available in busybox)
  • Udev in mindi
    • auto creation of the right links at boot time with udev-links.conf(from Mandriva 2008.0)
    • rework startup of udev as current makes kernel crash (from Mandriva 2008.0)
    • add support for 64 bits udev
  • Try to render MyInsmod? silent at boot time
  • Adds udev support (mandatory for newest distributions to avoid remapping of devices in a different way as on the original system)
  • We also need vaft format support for USB boot
  • Adds libusual support (Ubuntu 7.10 needs it for USB)
  • Improve Ubuntu/Debian? keyboard detection and support
  • pbinit adapted to new pb (0.8.10). Filtering of docs done in it
  • Suppress some mondo warnings and errors on USB again
  • Tries to fix lack of files in deb mindi package
  • Verify should now work for USB devices
  • More log/mesages improvement for USB support
  • - Supress g_erase_tmpdir_and_scratchdir
  • Improve some log messages for USB support
  • Try to improve install in mindi to avoid issues with isolinux.cfg not installed vene if in the pkg :-(
  • Improve mindi-busybox build
  • In conformity with pb 0.8.9
  • Add support for Ubuntu 7.10 in build process
  • Add USB Key button to Menu UI (CD streamer removed)
  • Attempt to fix error messages on tmp/scratch files at the end by removing those dir at the latest possible.
  • Fix a bug linked to the size of the -E param which could be used (Arnaud Tiger/René? Ribaud).
  • Integrate ~/.pbrc content into mondorescue.pb (required project-builder >= 0.8.7)
  • Put mondorescue in conformity with new pb filtering rules
  • Add USB support at restore time (no test done yet). New start-usb script PB varibale added where useful
  • Unmounting USB device before removal of temporary scratchdir
  • Stil refining USB copy back to mondo (one command was not executed)
  • No need to have the image subdor in the csratchdir when USB.
  • umount the USB partition before attempting to use it
  • Remove useless copy from mindi to mondo at end of USB handling

(risky merge, we are raising the limits of 2 diverging branches. The status of stable is not completely sure as such. Will need lots of tests, but it's not yet done :-()
(merge -r1692:1769 $SVN_M/branches/2.2.5)

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1=back
2
3=head1 LIBC NSS
4
5GNU Libc (glibc) uses the Name Service Switch (NSS) to configure the behavior
6of the C library for the local environment, and to configure how it reads
7system data, such as passwords and group information.  This is implemented
8using an /etc/nsswitch.conf configuration file, and using one or more of the
9/lib/libnss_* libraries.  BusyBox tries to avoid using any libc calls that make
10use of NSS.  Some applets however, such as login and su, will use libc functions
11that require NSS.
12
13If you enable CONFIG_USE_BB_PWD_GRP, BusyBox will use internal functions to
14directly access the /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /etc/shadow files without
15using NSS.  This may allow you to run your system without the need for
16installing any of the NSS configuration files and libraries.
17
18When used with glibc, the BusyBox 'networking' applets will similarly require
19that you install at least some of the glibc NSS stuff (in particular,
20/etc/nsswitch.conf, /lib/libnss_dns*, /lib/libnss_files*, and /lib/libresolv*).
21
22Shameless Plug: As an alternative, one could use a C library such as uClibc.  In
23addition to making your system significantly smaller, uClibc does not require the
24use of any NSS support files or libraries.
25
26=head1 MAINTAINER
27
28Denis Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>
29
30=head1 AUTHORS
31
32The following people have contributed code to BusyBox whether they know it or
33not.  If you have written code included in BusyBox, you should probably be
34listed here so you can obtain your bit of eternal glory.  If you should be
35listed here, or the description of what you have done needs more detail, or is
36incorect, please send in an update.
37
38
39=for html <br>
40
41Emanuele Aina <emanuele.aina@tiscali.it>
42    run-parts
43
44=for html <br>
45
46Erik Andersen <andersen@codepoet.org>
47
48    Tons of new stuff, major rewrite of most of the
49    core apps, tons of new apps as noted in header files.
50    Lots of tedious effort writing these boring docs that
51    nobody is going to actually read.
52
53=for html <br>
54
55Laurence Anderson <l.d.anderson@warwick.ac.uk>
56
57    rpm2cpio, unzip, get_header_cpio, read_gz interface, rpm
58
59=for html <br>
60
61Jeff Angielski <jeff@theptrgroup.com>
62
63    ftpput, ftpget
64
65=for html <br>
66
67Edward Betts <edward@debian.org>
68
69    expr, hostid, logname, whoami
70
71=for html <br>
72
73John Beppu <beppu@codepoet.org>
74
75    du, nslookup, sort
76
77=for html <br>
78
79Brian Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>
80
81    tiny-ls(ls)
82
83=for html <br>
84
85Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
86
87    fbset, ping, hostname
88
89=for html <br>
90
91Dave Cinege <dcinege@psychosis.com>
92
93    more(v2), makedevs, dutmp, modularization, auto links file,
94    various fixes, Linux Router Project maintenance
95
96=for html <br>
97
98Jordan Crouse <jordan@cosmicpenguin.net>
99
100    ipcalc
101
102=for html <br>
103
104Magnus Damm <damm@opensource.se>
105
106    tftp client insmod powerpc support
107
108=for html <br>
109
110Larry Doolittle <ldoolitt@recycle.lbl.gov>
111
112    pristine source directory compilation, lots of patches and fixes.
113
114=for html <br>
115
116Glenn Engel <glenne@engel.org>
117
118    httpd
119
120=for html <br>
121
122Gennady Feldman <gfeldman@gena01.com>
123
124    Sysklogd (single threaded syslogd, IPC Circular buffer support,
125    logread), various fixes.
126
127=for html <br>
128
129Karl M. Hegbloom <karlheg@debian.org>
130
131    cp_mv.c, the test suite, various fixes to utility.c, &c.
132
133=for html <br>
134
135Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
136
137    mktemp.c
138
139=for html <br>
140
141Matt Kraai <kraai@alumni.cmu.edu>
142
143    documentation, bugfixes, test suite
144
145=for html <br>
146
147Stephan Linz <linz@li-pro.net>
148
149    ipcalc, Red Hat equivalence
150
151=for html <br>
152
153John Lombardo <john@deltanet.com>
154
155    tr
156
157=for html <br>
158
159Glenn McGrath <bug1@iinet.net.au>
160
161    Common unarchving code and unarchiving applets, ifupdown, ftpgetput,
162    nameif, sed, patch, fold, install, uudecode.
163    Various bugfixes, review and apply numerous patches.
164
165=for html <br>
166
167Manuel Novoa III <mjn3@codepoet.org>
168
169    cat, head, mkfifo, mknod, rmdir, sleep, tee, tty, uniq, usleep, wc, yes,
170    mesg, vconfig, make_directory, parse_mode, dirname, mode_string,
171    get_last_path_component, simplify_path, and a number trivial libbb routines
172
173    also bug fixes, partial rewrites, and size optimizations in
174    ash, basename, cal, cmp, cp, df, du, echo, env, ln, logname, md5sum, mkdir,
175    mv, realpath, rm, sort, tail, touch, uname, watch, arith, human_readable,
176    interface, dutmp, ifconfig, route
177
178=for html <br>
179
180Vladimir Oleynik <dzo@simtreas.ru>
181
182    cmdedit; xargs(current), httpd(current);
183    ports: ash, crond, fdisk, inetd, stty, traceroute, top;
184    locale, various fixes
185    and irreconcilable critic of everything not perfect.
186
187=for html <br>
188
189Bruce Perens <bruce@pixar.com>
190
191    Original author of BusyBox in 1995, 1996. Some of his code can
192    still be found hiding here and there...
193
194=for html <br>
195
196Tim Riker <Tim@Rikers.org>
197
198    bug fixes, member of fan club
199
200=for html <br>
201
202Kent Robotti <robotti@metconnect.com>
203
204    reset, tons and tons of bug reports and patches.
205
206=for html <br>
207
208Chip Rosenthal <chip@unicom.com>, <crosenth@covad.com>
209
210    wget - Contributed by permission of Covad Communications
211
212=for html <br>
213
214Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>
215
216    Lots of bugs fixes and patches.
217
218=for html <br>
219
220Gyepi Sam <gyepi@praxis-sw.com>
221
222    Remote logging feature for syslogd
223
224=for html <br>
225
226Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>
227
228    mkswap, fsck.minix, mkfs.minix
229
230=for html <br>
231
232Mark Whitley <markw@codepoet.org>
233
234    grep, sed, cut, xargs(previous),
235    style-guide, new-applet-HOWTO, bug fixes, etc.
236
237=for html <br>
238
239Charles P. Wright <cpwright@villagenet.com>
240
241    gzip, mini-netcat(nc)
242
243=for html <br>
244
245Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es>
246
247    tarcat (since removed), loadkmap, various fixes, Debian maintenance
248
249=for html <br>
250
251Tito Ragusa <farmatito@tiscali.it>
252
253    devfsd and size optimizations in strings, openvt and deallocvt.
254
255=cut
256
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