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  • ChangeLogs? updated for upcoming 2.2.4
  • Attempt to fix #177 by removing first headers and repodata directory before regenerating them.
  • Fix a problem in directory link handling in mindi (seen on gentoo 64) with the precious help of Francesco Talamona
  • Gentoo ebuild are now unmasked on my side
  • usb-storage instead of usb_storage as a module name for Virtual CD support seems better
  • Document support for Proliant Virtual Media with mindi
  • Mandriva packages go first to contrib/testing not backport
  • Size of DVD is 4482 (or more surely 4480 to avoid problems). Fixed everywhere.
  • Fix a bug in Mandriva official package creation

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1# $Id: ChangeLog 1529 2007-07-06 12:28:03Z bruno $
52.2.4 (2007-07-06)
6- Size of DVD is 4482 (or more surely 4480 to avoid problems - used everywhere) (Bruno Cornec)
7- New Hardware migration guide with P2V (Eric Montaut/Gallig/Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
8- Fix a memory allocation bug where strings were freed to early (Nick Hajek)
9- yum support added to ftp server (Mark Nienberg/Bruno Cornec)
10- Also computes number of media for NFS backups (Patrick Albert/Bruno Cornec)
11- Improve message around ISO directory (Patrick Albert/Bryan Gartner)
12- Improved Ubuntu support (Fix #159) (Bruno Cornec)
13- Improved VMWare ESX supoprt (Amaury Tanquerel/Bruno Cornec)
14- Fix a bug (hang #136) when no floppy available (Bruno Cornec)
15- Adds OCFS support in -N (Bruno Cornec)
16- Reduce log file verbosity in sort phase (Bruno Cornec)
17- Fix a spelling error (James Cameron/Bruno Cornec)
18- mondo rpm pkg depends on buffer and cdrecord (Vincen Danen/Bruno Cornec)
19- Adds -p option support to mondorestore (Fix #114) (Bruno Cornec)
20- Adds support for Boot loader in partitions (Fix #117) (Bruno Cornec)
21- Fix a bug where Unallocated space was considered as an error (Bruno Cornec)
22- MINDI_CACHE set to /var/cache/mindi new location of mindi images instead of /root/images/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
23- Fix bug #158 (cummings)
24- Do not use mindi-boot.2880.img (which may not exist) anymore in mondorestore (Bruno Cornec)
25- get_architecture now returns correctly the built arch used (Bruno Cornec)
26- Fix a bug in mondoarchive for UUID support of /boot (Bruno Cornec)
27- Fix a bug for mountlist creation (UUID wasn't printed)
28- Build process now creates yum and urpmi repositories for the respective rpm based distros (Bruno Cornec)
302.2.3 (2007-04-26)
31- Fix a critical bug where bzip2 files where not considered during restore (Dale Tronrud/Scott Cummings)
332.2.2 (2007-04-16)
34- Log files are now consistent: mondoarchive.log for mondoarchive (containing also mindi.log) and mondorestore.log for mondorestore (copied from /tmp (ram) to /var/log (disk) at the end of the restore) (Bruno Cornec)
35- Script label-partitions-as-necessary now works correctly for LABEL and UUID (Bruno Cornec)
36- Remove useless script compare-me (Bruno Cornec)
37- Some FreeBSD fixes (Bruno Cornec)
38- Fix a bug where losetup is called with only one parameter (#140) (Bruno Cornec)
39- Fix a core dumped when a Big file doesn't exist an can't be created (Nic Watson/Bruno Cornec)
40- support UUID in mondorestore (Fix #103) (Bruno Cornec)
41- Fix a bug in size computation for cciss and similar devices needing a p before their partition name (Bruno Cornec)
42- Fix 2 references to grep -x (Fix for #96) (Bruno Cornec)
43- Add build support for Mandriva 2007.1, RHEL 5 and Debian 4.0 (Bruno Cornec)
44- Handle no compression + verify correctly (Scott Cummings)
45- various HOWTO fixes (Mike Kinney)
46- Fix temporarily a bug when a biggiefile > 32MB was compressed below the size of a slice (16MB) (Michel Loiseleur/Bruno Cornec)
47- Better module loading in insmod_crucial_modules (Andree Leidenfrost)
48- Improve Gentoo packaging (Linos)
49- Small typo fix for mondorestore man page (petes-bugs)
50- Small memory management improvements (Michel Loiseleur/Bruno Cornec)
51- Store NFS config only once (Bruno Cornec)
52- Fix a flaw in libmondo-mountlist.c (there since rev [1] !!) (Bruno Cornec)
53- Increased MAX_STR_LEN to 384 to make it divisible without remainder by eight for 64 bits platforms (Andree Leidenfrost)
54- Fix a bug where no bzip2 format file would be found when supporting gzip (Andy Wright)
55- CentOS fixes (Andy Wright)
572.2.1 (2006-12-23)
58- Fix a memory allocation bug in gen_aux_list (Klaus Ade Johnstad/Andree Leidenfrost)
59- fedora core 6 and suse 10.2 support added in build process (Bruno Cornec)
60- Fix a bug where grub.conf was a symlink (Bruno Cornec)
61- mondo now supports gzip compression format (-G option) (#113) (Bruno Cornec)
62- ACL and XATTR are now NOT backed up anymore by default. Should increase mondoarchive speed. To handle them as before, please use the -z option. Fix Bug #63 (Bruno Cornec)
63- Fix a bug in libmondo-fifo.c where potentially no buffer content could let mondo runni ng forever in case of an exception (Bruno Cornec)
64- Fix a bug where ps (busybox) and ps (system) do not give PID in the same column (Bruno Cornec)
65- TAG is now per package (Bruno Cornec)
66- Add CentOS build support (Andy Wright/Bruno Cornec)
67- Fix bug #89 (env var were queried too early, and not ncessarily in PXE mode) (Bruno Cornec)
68- fix #66 (setfacl not existing => no error) (Bruno Cornec)
69- Removal of grep -w|-x during restore as not supported by busybox fixes bug #101 (Alfred Chua/Bruno Cornec)
70- Fix a bug with DVD+RW format, when mondo asks for retry without success indifinitely (Mariano Aliaga)
71- Fix Bug #90 mondoarchive fails when using space in the prefix (Bruno Cornec)
72- Fix Bug #87 LABEL= swap does not come online after mondorestore (Bruno Cornec)
73- Source directory for mondo is now src (compatibility with trunk) (Bruno Cornec)
752.2.0 (2006-10-04)
76- start-nfs now exports variables taken from PXE command line to mondo to override parameters during archiving - Fix bug #21 (Bruno Cornec)
77- Fix for bug #71 mondo now works correctly on x86_64 (Brendan Bouffler/Bruno Cornec)
78- Fix for bug #4 (B. Baumer)
79- Fix PXE documentation (Brendan Bouffler)
80- Attempt to fix bug #25 - bonding support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
81- Write start and finish time to log - Fix bug #33 (Bruno Cornec)
82- New mr_stresc function to escape commands submitted to system and fixes [[debianBTS(379966)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
83- New files mr_string.c and mr_string.h (v3.0 new organization) (Andree Leidenfrost)
84- Fix for [[debianBTS(320152)]] display problem in newt (Andree Leidenfrost)
85- Check for grub.conf being a symbolic link (Andree Leidenfrost)
86- AFS support (Andree Leidenfrost/Bruno Cornec)
87- Better post-nuke handling (first steps) (Andree Leidenfrost)
88- Icon for use in menus (Andree Leidenfrost)
89- Fix for bug #14 -E switch error (Bruno Cornec)
90- Fix for bug #6 mondorestore will ask for prefix during selectve restore (Bruno Cornec)
91- Fix for bug #21 prefix taken from PXE server first (Bruno Cornec)
92- Fix for bug #24 ps options (Bruno Cornec)
942.0.9 (2006-08-04)
95- Preliminary build process working for Debian and Gentoo (Bruno Cornec)
96- New NFS/PXE support. start-nfs is now a fixed script. Allow more possibilities at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
97- Fix some compiler warnings for 64bits mode (Andree Leidenfrost)
98- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM'/RAID sync (Andree Leidenfrost)
99- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
100- Exclude ClearCase mvfs type of filesystem from mondo backup ( Cornec)
101- Improved .spec Requires (Fedora/SuSE feedbacks) (Bruno Cornec)
102- Indication for users of IDE burners and 2.6 kernels (Christopher Moriarity/Bruno Cornec)
103- remove df -P during restore as busybox doesn't support it (Bruno Cornec)
104- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
105- This version should work a bit better with files having special char bug #7421 - but more to come (Bruno Cornec)
106- Fix [[debianBTS(369321)]] by increasing MAX_TAPECATALOG_ENTRIES to 8192 and bkpinfo->optimal_set_size to 16MB (Andree Leidenfrost)
107- Fix problem with BurnProof+DVD (Andree Leidenfrost)
108- Fix bug #7820: mondo should now support files > 2GB ( Cornec)
109- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
110- Optimize grep usage - fixes [[debianBTS(222052)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
111- Avoid false alerts about growisofs not running under sudo (Andree Leidenfrost)
112- Increase PPCFG_RAMDISK_SIZE to 350 MB (Thomas Börkel/Bruno Cornec)
113- Removed useless mondo-makefilelist (Andree Leidenfrost)
114- Fix a segmentation fault in parse_mdstat() (Andree Leidenfrost)
115- Fix gcc 4.1.2 warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
1172.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
118- Fix a bug in -I and -E handling !!  (Paolo Bernardoni <>/Bruno Cornec)
119- Fix permissions for autorun (Bruno Cornec)
120- Fox delivery problems for tar files with too restrictive umask (Bruno Cornec)
121- Fix parsing of DHCP information in start-nfs script (Andree Leidenfrost)
1232.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
124- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
1262.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
127- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
128- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
129- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
130- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
131- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the man pages and howto in minimal useful formats (Bruno Cornec)
132- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
133- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
134- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
135- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when assembling name for image file to verify (Andree Leidenfrost)
136- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks (still a problem for filenames with ') (Bruno Cornec)
137- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries) (Bruno Cornec)
1392.0.7 (2006-03-10)
140- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
141- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
142- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.  (Andree Leidenfrost)
143- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
144- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package. (Andree Leidenfrost)
145- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
146- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
147- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
148- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
149- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
150- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
151- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
152- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also [[debianBTS(352323)]].) (Andree Leidenfrost)
153- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
154- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
156v2.06 (2005-12-23)
157- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
158- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
159- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
160- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
161- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
162- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
163- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
164- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
165- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images (Andree Leidenfrost)
166- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
167- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
168- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser (Andree Leidenfrost)
169- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
170- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
171- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
172- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
173- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
174- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
175- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
176- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0, mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
177- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
178- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
179- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
180- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
182v2.05 (2005-11-19)
183- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
184- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
185- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
186- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
188v2.04_berlios (2005-10-30)
189- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe) (Bruno Cornec)
190- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
191- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
192- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
194v2.04 (2005-05-03)
195- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
197v2.03 (2004-09-29)
198- better SLES8 support
199- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
201v2.02 (2004-07-21)
202- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
203- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
204- better software RAID support
205- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
206- better star, ACL support
207- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
209v2.01 (2004-06-21)
210- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
211- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
212- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
213- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
215v2.00 (2004-06-18)
216- first 2.0 release
217- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
218- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
219- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
220- added xmondo pixmap installation
221- fixed -m and -Vc flags
222- fixed NTFS support!
223- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
224- added -devel package
225- made xmondo a second package
226- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
227- Clean up, added spanish translation
228- Set prefix to be /usr
229- added/fixed Requires
230- remove CVS directories prior to building
231- added 2.6 kernel support
232- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
233- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
234- added support for boot/root multi floppies
235- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
236- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
237- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy), use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
238- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
239- fixed lots of bugs
240- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
241- added grub-install.patched
242- removed embleer & other binaries
243- added '-b' to specify block size
244- added '-R' for star support
246v1.75 (2004-03-29)
247- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
248- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
249- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
250- better magicdev support
251- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
252- DVD support added
253- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
254- fixed multi-tape support
255- re-implemented -D and -J
256- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which affected tape+floppy users
257- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
258- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
259- fixed some stray assert()'s
260- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
261- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
262- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
263- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
264- improved tape device detection code
265- better GRUB support
266- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
267- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
268- better logging
269- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
270- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
271- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
272- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
273- tweaked GUI - better feedback
2751.74 (2003-09-24)
276- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
277- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
278- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
279- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
280- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
281- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
282- ISO tweaks
283- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped funny German filenames from being handled properly
284- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
285- added rudimentary support for SME
286- added better label support
287- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
288- fixed spec file
289- reject -E /
290- added partimagehack to the mix
2921.73 (2003-05-04)
293- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
294- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
295- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
296- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
297- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
298- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
299- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
300- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
301- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability to find their boot loader and type
302- improved which_boot_loader()
303- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
304- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time then offer user chance to choose another media source
305- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing mountlist to fill your drives
306- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
307- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
308- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
309- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
310- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
311- cleaned up segfault-handling
312- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
313- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
314- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
315- fixed interactive/textonly support
316- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
317- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
318- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
319- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
321v1.72 (2003-04-23)
322- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
323- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
324- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
325- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
326- removed duplicate entry from makefile
327- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
328- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
329- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
330- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
331- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
332- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
333- tweaked restore scripts tgz
334- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
335- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar payload to CD at backup-time
336- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
337- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
338- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
339- made code more legible
340- fixed post-nuke support
341- fixed nfs support
342- fixed iso support
343- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally, in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
344- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
345- updated documentation
346- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
348v1.71 (2003-04-04)
349- log newt, slang, ncurses info
350- updated man page
351- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
352- fixed serious NFS restore bug
353- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
354- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
355- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
356- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
357- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
358- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
359- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog instead of -I <paths> to backup
360- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
361- better location for manpage
362- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help users w/ broken tape driver firmware
363- sort -u fstab after modifying it
364- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
365- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
366- updated manpage
367- added -e support
369v1.70 (2003-04-04)
370- new devel branch opened
372v1.52 (2002-12-08)
373- fixed bug in multithreading
374- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
375- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
376- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
377- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
378- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
379- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
380- re-enabled extra tape checksums
381- disabled spurious warnings
382- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
383- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
384- added Makefile
385- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
386- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
387- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
388- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
389- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
391v1.51 (2002-11-17)
392- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
393- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
394- lots of CD-related fixes
395- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
396- better handling of 'kill'
397- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
398- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
399- fixed
400- updated documentation
401- fixed .spec file
402- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
403- commented code
404- updated man page
405- added -v / --version flag
406- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
407- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
408- fixed BurnProof-related bug
409- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
410- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
411- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
412- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
413- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
414- included various patches from KP
415- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
416- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
417- fixed multi-tape bug
418- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
419- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
420- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with command-line parameters or not
421- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
422- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly; use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
423- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
425v1.50 (2002-09-08)
426- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
427- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
428- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
429- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
430- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
431- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
432- lots of multitape-related fixes
433- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
434- if isodir does not exist then abort
435- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
436- exclude /root/images/mindi
437- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
438- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
439- restructured the source files
440- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
441- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
442- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
443- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
444- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
445- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
446- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
447- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking, whether Interactive or Nuke mode
448- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.) was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
449- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
450- incorporate post-nuke tarball
451- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently in the event of end-of-tape
452- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
453- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
454- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
455- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
456- differential mode fixed; supported again
457- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
458- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
459- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
460- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
461- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask for kernel path+filename
462- misc clean-ups (Troff)
463- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
464- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
465- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
466- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
467- added lockfile
468- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
469- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
470- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
471- fixed bug in new '-s' code
472- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
473- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
474- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
475- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
476- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
477- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
478- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
479- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is not apparent from its filename' bug
480- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
481- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
482- fixed bug in --mbr
484v1.43-7 (2002-06-04)
485- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
486- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
487- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
488- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without various error checks; use with caution
489- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
490- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
491- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
492- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
493- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
494- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
495- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to live filesystem
496- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
497- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
498- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
499- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
500- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
502v1.42-3 (2002-04-12)
503- minor cosmetic enhancements
504- improved homedir-locating code
506v1.42-1 (2002-04-07)
507- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes; NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
508- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
509- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
510- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
511- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
512- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label ext2 or ext3 partitions
513- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
514- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
515- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
516- numerous cosmetic enhancements
517- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
519v1.41-1 (2002-03-21)
520- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
522v1.40-7 (2002-03-10)
523- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
524- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using, tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
525- abort if ramdisk not available
526- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
527- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
528- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
530v1.40-6 (2002-03-03)
531- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
532- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
533- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
534- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
535- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
536- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
537- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
539v1.40-5 (2002-02-24)
540- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
541- updated manpage
542- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
543- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
544- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
545- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p' before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
546- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
547- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
548- run post-nuke script if it exists
549- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
551v1.40-3 (2002-02-17)
552- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
553- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
554- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
555- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
556- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
557- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
558- exclude .journal files properly
559- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
561v1.40-2 (2002-02-11)
562- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
563- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
564- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
565- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
566- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
567- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
568- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
570v1.40-1 (2002-02-10)
571- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
572- cosmetic bugfixes
573- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
574- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
575- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
576- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
577- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
578- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
579- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
581v1.38-2 (2002-02-07)
582- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
583- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
584- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
585- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
587v1.38-1 (2002-02-06)
588- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
589- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
590- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
591- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
592- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
593- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches of 1.36 and earlier
594- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
595- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
596- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
597- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
599v1.37-1 (2002-01-25)
600- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
601- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
602- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
603- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
604- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
605- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
606- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
607- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
608- better autodetection of CD writer
609- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
610- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
611- added --skip-floppies switch
612- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
614v1.36-1 (2002-01-20)
615- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
616- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
617- include .spec file in tarball
618- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
619- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
620- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
621- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
622- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
623- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
624- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
625- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
626- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
627- files <16MB aren't chopped
628- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
629- (rudimentary) selective formatting
630- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
632v1.35-1 (2002-01-10)
633- NFS backup+restore support
634- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
635- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
636- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
637- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
638- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
639- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
640- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
641- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
642- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
643- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
644- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
645- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
646- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
647- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
648- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
649- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
650- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
651- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
653v1.34-1 (2001-12-25)
654- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
655- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
656- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
657- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
658- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
659- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
660- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(), as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
662v1.33-8 (2001-12-19)
663- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
664- improved --verify switch's code
665- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
666- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
667- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
668- updated the FAQ
669- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
670- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
671- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
672- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
673- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
674- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
675- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
677v1.33-6 (2001-12-15)
678- misc bugfixes
680v1.33-5 (2001-12-14)
681- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
682- improved tape verification code
683- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
685v1.33-4 (2001-12-13)
686- updated FAQ
687- experimental GRUB support
688- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
689- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
690- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
691- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
693v1.33-3 (2001-12-12)
694- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
695- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
696- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
698v1.33-1 (2001-12-12)
699- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
700- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
701- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
702- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
703- put quotes around chmod's parameter
704- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
705- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
706- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
707- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
708- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
709- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed or added since the last complete backup
711v1.32-2 (2001-12-09)
712- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
713- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
714- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
715- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
716- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
718v1.32 (2001-12-09)
719- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
720- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
721- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
722- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at boot-time
723- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
724- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
725- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
726- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
727- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
728- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
729- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
730- cleaned up compare + restore logging
731- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
733v1.31 (2001-12-04)
734- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
735- exclude each device's lost+found directory
736- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
737- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files (cos there weren't any *g*)
738- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
739- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
740- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
741- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
742- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
743- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
744- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
745- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
746- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from there to mondo-tools.c
747- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
748- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
749- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
750- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell the user their archives are good despite the differneces
751- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
752- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
753- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
754- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll just end up looking very silly :)
756v1.30 (2001-11-28)
757- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect the changes
758- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check to see if Mondo was installed properly
759- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
760- optimal set size is now 24MB
761- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
762- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
763- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will now exclude each of these journal files automatically
764- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk, to configure the MBR
765- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
766- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
767- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
768- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
770v1.19 (2001-11-14)
771- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
772- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
773- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
774- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
775- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:- - missing else{} - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read retval+=res (Tony Kim)
776- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible with busybox's umount command
777- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the CD/ISO fails the verification phase
778- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
779- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user says s/he has modified the mountlist
780- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo picks up on the fact & reports it
781- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data, just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
782- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
783- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
785v1.18 (2001-10-28)
786- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
787- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
789v1.17 (2001-10-20)
790- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
791- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did mount, before it returns an error
792- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
793- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
794- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
795- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
796- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
797- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
798- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
799- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
800- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
801- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
802- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
804v1.16 (2001-10-10)
805- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
806- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
807- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
808- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
809- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
810- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M), not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
811- has been tested successfully with the following distros - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
812- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>' switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
813- LVM support is stabilizing
814- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to mount/unmount the swap partitions
815- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
816- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
817- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
818- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1; bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
819- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then politely direct them to Mindi :-)
821v1.15 (2001-09-28)
822- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
823- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
824- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
825- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures indicating time spent & remaining)
826- experimental LVM support
827- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
828- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
829- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
830- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
831- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
832- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
833- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
835v1.14 (2001-09-18)
836- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
837- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
838- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
839- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
840- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
841- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
842- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
843- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
844- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
845- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
846- updated the FAQ
847- added code to verify ISO images
848- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with older versions of cdrecord
849- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
850- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
851- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
852- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
853- ported mondo-tarme to C - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself - shows '% done' when burning CD
854- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
855- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
856- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
857- up to 19 CD's may be created now
858- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
859- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
860- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
862v1.13 (2001-09-01)
863- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
864- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
865- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
866- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would generate erroneous error messages
867- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles() subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
868- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly moved/changed, etc.
869- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
870- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
871- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
872- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
873- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz, which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
874- changed FIFO size to 20MB
875- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
876- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
877- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
878- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
879- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
880- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within mondo-restore
881- better post-run clean-up
882- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
883- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
884- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
885- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
887v1.12 (2001-08-18)
888- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
889- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
890- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
891- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
892- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have been amended accordingly
893- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
894- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
895- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
896- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
897- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
898- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
899- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
900- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
901- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
902- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
903- updated the FAQ
905v1.10 (2001-08-12)
906- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
907- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
908- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
909- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
910- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
911- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
912- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
913- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
914- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
915- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
916- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
917- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
918- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
919- updated the FAQ
920- working on Cuckoo Mode...
922v1.09 (2001-08-02)
923- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
924- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
925- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
927v1.08 (2001-07-28)
928- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
929- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
930- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
932v1.07 (2001-07-22)
933- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
934- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making a new entry in /etc/fstab
935- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
936- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
937- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping, creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring - mondo-restore.c works well - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
938- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
939- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
940- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
941- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
943v1.06 (2001-07-19)
944- now software-RAID compatible
945- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
946- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
947- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work, even if the mountlist has some gaps
948- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
950v1.05 (2001-07-16)
951- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
952- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
953- fixed
955v1.04 (2001-07-15)
956- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
957- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
958- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
959- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
961v1.03 (2001-07-14)
962- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
963- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
964- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
965- added 'mondo-restore.c'
966    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
967    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo) just in case the new C program doesn't work
968    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
969- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
970- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
971- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
972- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the last N days (N specified by user)
974v1.02 (2001-07-07)
975- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
976- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
977- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
978- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
979- default set size (native) is now 12MB
980- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
981- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
982- RPM and SRPM published
983- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
984- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
986v1.00 (2001-07-04)
987- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
988- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
989- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
990- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
991- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
992- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
993- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
994- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
995- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
996- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
997- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
998- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
999- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1000- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1001- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about 8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1003v0.99 (2001-03-15)
1004- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1005- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1006- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1007- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1008- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1009- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1011v0.981 (2001-03-06)
1012- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1014v0.98 (2001-02-28)
1015- INSTALL script renamed to
1016- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1017- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1018- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1020v0.977 (2001-02-26)
1021- based on v0.976
1022- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1023- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1024- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1026v0.976 (2000-09-01)
1027- technical changes - 12MB ramdisk - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries) - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got) - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with the requisite modules already
1028- extra facilities - ReiserFS support - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1029- bugfixes - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup) - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly - dummy burn mode is working again - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1031v0.975 (2000-07-03)
1032- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1033- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1034- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1035- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1036- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1037- removed devdump from overhead-list
1038- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1039- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1040- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1041- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1042- ramdisk is now 14MB
1044v0.972 (2000-06-16)
1045- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more friendly towards mult-disk sets
1046- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1048v0.971 (2000-06-14)
1049- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1050- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn sharing much better than before
1052v0.970 (2000-06-10)
1053- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1054- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1055- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1056- auto-archive:- - offers Low, Medium or High compression - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on existing hard drive (if possible) instead - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them) - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled at backup-time and restore-time - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1057- selective restore is finally fixed
1058- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1060v0.965 (2000-06-03)
1061- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1062- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1063- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1064- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1066v0.964 (2000-06-02)
1067- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1068- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1069- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1070- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1071- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1072- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1074v0.963 (2000-05-31)
1075- ISO images are no longer padded
1076- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed at restore-time before CD is accessed
1077- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1078- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't want IDE optimization when restoring
1079- lots of work done on auto-archive
1080- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1081- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1082- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1083- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device; this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1084- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1085- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1087v0.962 (2000-05-25)
1088- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1089- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1090- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1091- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1092- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1093- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1094- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1095- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1096- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1097- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1098- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1099- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1101v0.961 (2000-05-23)
1102- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1103- default compression level is 4
1104- default verify level is 2
1105- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1106- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1107- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1108- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1110v0.960 (2000-05-22)
1111- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1112- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1113- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help without being shouted at ;)
1114- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1115- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1116- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1117- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1118- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
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