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1# $Id: ChangeLog 542 2006-05-13 18:48:41Z bcornec $
52.0.7 (2006-03-10)
6- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
7  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
8- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
9- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
10  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
11  (Andree Leidenfrost)
12- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
13  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
14- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
15  (Andree Leidenfrost)
16- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
17- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
19- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
20- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
21- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
22- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
23  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
24- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
26- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
28v2.06 (2005-12-23)
29- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
30- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
31- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
32- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
33- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
34- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
35- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
36- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
37- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
38  (Andree Leidenfrost)
39- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
40- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
41- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
42  (Andree Leidenfrost)
43- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
44- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
45  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
46- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
47  (Bruno Cornec)
48- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
49- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
50- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
51- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
52- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
53  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
54- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
55  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
56- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
57- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
58- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
59  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
61v2.05 (2005-11-19)
62- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
63- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
64- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
65- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
68- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
69  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
70  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
71  (Bruno Cornec)
72- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
73- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
74- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
75  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
78- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
79  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
83- better SLES8 support
84- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
88- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
89  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
90  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
91- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
92  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
93- better software RAID support
94- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
95- better star, ACL support
96- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
100- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
101- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
102  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
103- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
104- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
108- first 2.0 release
109- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
110- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
111- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
112- added xmondo pixmap installation
113- fixed -m and -Vc flags
114- fixed NTFS support!
115- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
116- added -devel package
117- made xmondo a second package
118- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
119- Clean up, added spanish translation
120- Set prefix to be /usr
121- added/fixed Requires
122- remove CVS directories prior to building
123- added 2.6 kernel support
124- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
125- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
126- added support for boot/root multi floppies
127- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
128- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
129  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
130- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
131  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
132- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
133- fixed lots of bugs
134- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
135  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
136- added grub-install.patched
137- removed embleer & other binaries
138- added '-b' to specify block size
139- added '-R' for star support
143- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
144- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
145- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
146  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
147- better magicdev support
148- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
149- DVD support added
150- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
151- fixed multi-tape support
152- re-implemented -D and -J
153- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
154  affected tape+floppy users
155- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
156  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
157- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
158- fixed some stray assert()'s
159- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
160- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
161- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
162- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
163  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
164- improved tape device detection code
165- better GRUB support
166- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
167- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
168- better logging
169- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
170- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
171- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
172- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
173- tweaked GUI - better feedback
177- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
178- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
179- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
180- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
181- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
182- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
183- ISO tweaks
184- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
185  funny German filenames from being handled properly
186- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
187- added rudimentary support for SME
188- added better label support
189- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
190- fixed spec file
191- reject -E /
192- added partimagehack to the mix
196- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
197- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
198- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
199- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
200- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
201  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
202- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
203- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
204- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
205  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
206- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
207  to find their boot loader and type
208- improved which_boot_loader()
209- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
210  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
211- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
212  then offer user chance to choose another media source
213- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
214  mountlist to fill your drives
215- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
216- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
217- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
218  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
219- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
220- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
221- cleaned up segfault-handling
222- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
223- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
224- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
225- fixed interactive/textonly support
226- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
227- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
228- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
229- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
233- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
234- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
235- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
236- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
237- removed duplicate entry from makefile
238- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
239- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
240- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
241- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
242- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
243- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
244  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
245- tweaked restore scripts tgz
246- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
247- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
248  payload to CD at backup-time
249- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
250- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
251- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
252- made code more legible
253- fixed post-nuke support
254- fixed nfs support
255- fixed iso support
256- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
257  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
258- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
259- updated documentation
260- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
264- log newt, slang, ncurses info
265- updated man page
266- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
267- fixed serious NFS restore bug
268- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
269- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
270- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
271- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
272- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
273- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
274- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
275  instead of -I <paths> to backup
276- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
277  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
278- better location for manpage
279- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
280  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
281- sort -u fstab after modifying it
282- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
283- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
284- updated manpage
285- added -e support
288- new devel branch opened
292- fixed bug in multithreading
293- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
294- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
295- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
296- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
297  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
298- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
299- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
300- re-enabled extra tape checksums
301- disabled spurious warnings
302- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
303- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
304  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
305- added Makefile
306- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
307- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
308- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
309- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
310- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
314- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
315- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
316- lots of CD-related fixes
317- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
318- better handling of 'kill'
319- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
320- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
321- fixed
322- updated documentation
323- fixed .spec file
324- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
325- commented code
326- updated man page
327- added -v / --version flag
328- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
329- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
330- fixed BurnProof-related bug
331- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
332- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
333- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
334- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
335- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
336- included various patches from KP
337- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
338- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
339- fixed multi-tape bug
340- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
341- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
342- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
343  command-line parameters or not
344- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
345  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
346- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
347  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
348- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
354- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
355- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
356- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
357- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
358- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
359- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
360- lots of multitape-related fixes
361- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
362- if isodir does not exist then abort
363- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
364- exclude /root/images/mindi
365- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
366- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
367- restructured the source files
368- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
369  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
370- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
371- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
372- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
373- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
374- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
375- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
376- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
377  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
378- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
379  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
380  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
381- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
382- incorporate post-nuke tarball
383- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
384  in the event of end-of-tape
385- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
386  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
387- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
388  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
389  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
390- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
391- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
392- differential mode fixed; supported again
393- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
394- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
395- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
396- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
397- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
398  for kernel path+filename
399- misc clean-ups (Troff)
400- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
401- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
402- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
403- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
404- added lockfile
405- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
406- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
407- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
408- fixed bug in new '-s' code
409- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
410- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
411- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
412- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
413  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
414- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
415- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
416- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
417- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
418  not apparent from its filename' bug
419- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
420- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
421- fixed bug in --mbr
426v1.43-7 (STABLE)
427- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
428- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
429- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
430- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
431  various error checks; use with caution
432- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
433- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
434- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
435- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
436- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
437- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
438- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
439  live filesystem
440- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
441- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
442- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
443- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
444- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
449v1.42-3 (STABLE)
450- minor cosmetic enhancements
451- improved homedir-locating code
456v1.42-1 (STABLE)
457- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
458  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
459  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
460- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
461- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
462- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
463- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
464- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
465  ext2 or ext3 partitions
466- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
467- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
468- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
469- numerous cosmetic enhancements
470- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
475v1.41-1 (STABLE)
476- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
481v1.40-7 (STABLE)
482- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
483- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
484  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
485- abort if ramdisk not available
486- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
487- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
488- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
493v1.40-6 (STABLE)
494- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
495- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
496- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
497- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
498- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
499- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
500- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
505v1.40-5 (STABLE)
506- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
507- updated manpage
508- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
509- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
510- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
511- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
512  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
513- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
514- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
515- run post-nuke script if it exists
516- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
521v1.40-3 (STABLE)
522- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
523- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
524- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
525- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
526- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
527- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
528- exclude .journal files properly
529- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
534v1.40-2 (STABLE)
535- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
536- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
537- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
538- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
539- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
540- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
541- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
546v1.40-1 (STABLE)
547- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
548- cosmetic bugfixes
549- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
550- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
551- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
552  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
553- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
554- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
555- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
556- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
561v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
562- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
563- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
564- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
565- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
570v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
571- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
572- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
573- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
574  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
575- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
576- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
577- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
578  of 1.36 and earlier
579- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
580  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
581- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
582- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
583- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
588v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
589- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
590- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
591- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
592- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
593  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
594  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
595- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
596- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
597- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
598- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
599- better autodetection of CD writer
600- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
601- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
602- added --skip-floppies switch
603- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
608v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
609- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
610- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
611- include .spec file in tarball
612- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
613- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
614- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
615- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
616- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
617- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
618- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
619- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
620- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
621- files <16MB aren't chopped
622- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
623- (rudimentary) selective formatting
624- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
629v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
630- NFS backup+restore support
631- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
632- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
633- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
634- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
635- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
636- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
637  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
638  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
639- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
640- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
641- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
642  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
656v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
657- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
658- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
659- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
660- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
661- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
662- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
663- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
664  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
669v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
670- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
671- improved --verify switch's code
672- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
673- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
674- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
675- updated the FAQ
676- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
677- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
678- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
679- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
680- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
681- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
682- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
687v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
688- misc bugfixes
693v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
694- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
695- improved tape verification code
696- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
701v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
702- updated FAQ
703- experimental GRUB support
704- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
705- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
706- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
707- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
712v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
713- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
714- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
715- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
719v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
720- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
721- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
722- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
723- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
724- put quotes around chmod's parameter
725- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
726  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
727- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
728- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
729- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
730- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
731- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
732  or added since the last complete backup
737v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
738- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
739- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
740- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
741  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
742- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
743- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
748v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
749- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
750- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
751- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
752- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
753  boot-time
754- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
755  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
756- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
757- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
758  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
759- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
760- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
761- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
762- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
763- cleaned up compare + restore logging
764- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
769v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
770- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
771- exclude each device's lost+found directory
772- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
773- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
774  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
775  (cos there weren't any *g*)
776- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
777- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
778- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
779- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
780- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
781- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
782  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
783- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
784- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
785- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
786  there to mondo-tools.c
787- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
788  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
789- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
790- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
791- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
792  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
793- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
794- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
795- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
796- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
797  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
798  just end up looking very silly :)
803v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
804- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
805  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
806  the changes
807- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
808  to see if Mondo was installed properly
809- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
810- optimal set size is now 24MB
811- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
812- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
813- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
814  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
815- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
816  to configure the MBR
817- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
818- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
819- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
820- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
821  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
827- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
828- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
829- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
830- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
831- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
832  - missing else{}
833  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
834    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
835- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
836  with busybox's umount command
837- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
838  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
839- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
840- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
841  says s/he has modified the mountlist
842- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
843  picks up on the fact & reports it
844- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
845  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
846- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
847- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
853- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
854- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
860- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
861- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
862  mount, before it returns an error
863- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
864- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
865- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
866- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
867- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
868  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
869  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
870- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
871- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
872- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
873- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
874- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
875- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
876  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
882- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
883- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
884  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
885  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
886- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
887  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
888- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
889- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
890- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
891  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
892- has been tested successfully with the following distros
893  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
894  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
895- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
896  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
897- LVM support is stabilizing
898- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
899  mount/unmount the swap partitions
900- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
901- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
902  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
903- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
904- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
905  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
906- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
907  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
913- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
914  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
915- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
916- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
917- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
918  indicating time spent & remaining)
919- experimental LVM support
920- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
921- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
922- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
923- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
924- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
925- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
926  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
927- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
928  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
934- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
935- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
936  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
937- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
938- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
939- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
940- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
941  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
942- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
943- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
944  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
945- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
946  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
947- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
948- updated the FAQ
949- added code to verify ISO images
950- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
951  older versions of cdrecord
952- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
953  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
954- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
955- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
956- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
957- ported mondo-tarme to C
958  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
959  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
960  - shows '% done' when burning CD
961- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
962- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
963- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
964- up to 19 CD's may be created now
965- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
966- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
967- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
973- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
974- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
975- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
976- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
977  generate erroneous error messages
978- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
979  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
980  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
981- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
982  moved/changed, etc.
983- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
984- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
985  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
986- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
987- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
988  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
989- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
990  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
991  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
992  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
993- changed FIFO size to 20MB
994- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
995  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
996- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
997- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
998- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
999- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
1000  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
1001- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
1002  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
1003  mondo-restore
1004- better post-run clean-up
1005- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1006- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1007  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1008- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1009- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1015- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1016- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1017- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1018- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1019- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1020  been amended accordingly
1021- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1022- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1023- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1024- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1025- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1026- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1027  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1028  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1029  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1030- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1031- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1032  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1033- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1034  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1035- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1036- updated the FAQ
1042- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1043- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1044- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1045- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1046  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1047- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1048- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1049- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1050  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1051- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1052- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1053- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1054- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1055- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1056- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1057  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1058- updated the FAQ
1059- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1065- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1066- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1067- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1068  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1074- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1075- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1076- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1082- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1083- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1084  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1085- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1086- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1087- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1088  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1089  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1090    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1091  - mondo-restore.c works well
1092  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1093    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1094- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1095- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1096- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1097  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1098- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1104- now software-RAID compatible
1105- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1106- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1107- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1108  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1109  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1110- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1116- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1117- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1118- fixed
1124- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1125- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1126- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1127- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1133- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1134- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1135- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1136- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1137    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1138    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1139        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1140          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1141    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1142- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1143  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1144- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1145- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1146- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1147  last N days (N specified by user)
1153- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1154- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1155  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1156- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1157- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1158  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1159  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1160- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1161- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1162- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1163- RPM and SRPM published
1164- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1165- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1170- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1171  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1172- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1173  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1174- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1175  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1176- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1177- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1178- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1179- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1180- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1181- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1182- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1183- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1184- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1185- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1186- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1187  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1188- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1189  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1195- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1196- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1197- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1198- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1199- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1200- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1206- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1212- INSTALL script renamed to
1213- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1214- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1215- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1220- based on v0.976
1221- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1222- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1223- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1228- technical changes
1229  - 12MB ramdisk
1230  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1231  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1232  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1233  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1234  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1235  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1236    the requisite modules already
1237- extra facilities
1238  - ReiserFS support
1239  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1240    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1241- bugfixes
1242  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1243  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1244  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1245  - dummy burn mode is working again
1246  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1247    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1248  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1252v0.975 published
1253- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1254- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1255- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1256- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1257- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1258- removed devdump from overhead-list
1259- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1260- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1261- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1262- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1263- ramdisk is now 14MB
1267v0.972 published
1268- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1269  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1270- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1274v0.971 published
1275- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1276- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1277  sharing much better than before
1281v0.970 published
1282- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1283- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1284- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1285- auto-archive:-
1286    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1287    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1288      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1289    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1290    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1291    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1292    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1293      at backup-time and restore-time
1294    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1295- selective restore is finally fixed
1296- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1300v0.965 released
1301- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1302- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1303- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1304- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1308v0.964 released
1309- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1310- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1311- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1312- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1313- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1314- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1318v0.963 released
1319- ISO images are no longer padded
1320- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1321  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1322- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1323- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1324  want IDE optimization when restoring
1325- lots of work done on auto-archive
1326- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1327- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1328- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1329- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1330  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1331- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1332  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1333- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1334  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1338v0.962 released
1339- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1340- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1341- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1342- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1343- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1344- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1345- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1346- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1347- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1348- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1349- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1350- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1354v0.961 released
1355- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1356- default compression level is 4
1357- default verify level is 2
1358- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1359- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1360- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1361- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1365v0.960 released
1366- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1367- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1368- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1369  without being shouted at ;)
1370- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1371- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1372- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1373  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1374- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1375- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1376  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1379...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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