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52.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
6- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
7  (Bruno Cornec)
92.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
10- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
11- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
12  (Bruno Cornec)
13- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
14- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
15- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the
16  man pages and howto in minimal useful formats
17  (Bruno Cornec)
18- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
19- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
20- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
21- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when
22  assembling name for image file to verify
23  (Andree Leidenfrost)
24- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks
25  (still a problem for filenames with ')
26  (Bruno Cornec)
27- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries)
28  (Bruno Cornec)
302.0.7 (2006-03-10)
31- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
32  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
33- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
35  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
36  (Andree Leidenfrost)
37- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
38  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
39- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
40  (Andree Leidenfrost)
41- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
42- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
43- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
44- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
45- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
46- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
47- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
48  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
49- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
50- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
51- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
53v2.06 (2005-12-23)
54- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
56- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
57- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
58- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
59- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
60- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
61- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
62- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
63  (Andree Leidenfrost)
64- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
65- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
66- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
67  (Andree Leidenfrost)
68- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
69- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
70  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
71- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
72  (Bruno Cornec)
73- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
74- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
75- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
76- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
77- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
78  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
79- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
80  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
81- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
82- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
83- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
84  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
86v2.05 (2005-11-19)
87- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
88- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
89- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
90- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
93- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
94  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
95  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
96  (Bruno Cornec)
97- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
98- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
99- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
100  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
103- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
104  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
108- better SLES8 support
109- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
113- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
114  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
115  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
116- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
117  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
118- better software RAID support
119- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
120- better star, ACL support
121- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
125- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
126- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
127  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
128- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
129- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
133- first 2.0 release
134- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
135- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
136- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
137- added xmondo pixmap installation
138- fixed -m and -Vc flags
139- fixed NTFS support!
140- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
141- added -devel package
142- made xmondo a second package
143- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
144- Clean up, added spanish translation
145- Set prefix to be /usr
146- added/fixed Requires
147- remove CVS directories prior to building
148- added 2.6 kernel support
149- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
150- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
151- added support for boot/root multi floppies
152- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
153- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
154  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
155- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
156  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
157- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
158- fixed lots of bugs
159- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
160  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
161- added grub-install.patched
162- removed embleer & other binaries
163- added '-b' to specify block size
164- added '-R' for star support
168- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
169- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
170- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
171  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
172- better magicdev support
173- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
174- DVD support added
175- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
176- fixed multi-tape support
177- re-implemented -D and -J
178- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
179  affected tape+floppy users
180- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
181  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
182- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
183- fixed some stray assert()'s
184- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
185- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
186- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
187- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
188  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
189- improved tape device detection code
190- better GRUB support
191- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
192- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
193- better logging
194- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
195- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
196- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
197- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
198- tweaked GUI - better feedback
202- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
203- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
204- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
205- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
206- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
207- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
208- ISO tweaks
209- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
210  funny German filenames from being handled properly
211- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
212- added rudimentary support for SME
213- added better label support
214- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
215- fixed spec file
216- reject -E /
217- added partimagehack to the mix
221- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
222- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
223- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
224- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
225- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
226  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
227- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
228- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
229- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
230  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
231- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
232  to find their boot loader and type
233- improved which_boot_loader()
234- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
235  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
236- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
237  then offer user chance to choose another media source
238- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
239  mountlist to fill your drives
240- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
241- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
242- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
243  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
244- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
245- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
246- cleaned up segfault-handling
247- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
248- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
249- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
250- fixed interactive/textonly support
251- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
252- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
253- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
254- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
258- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
259- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
260- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
261- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
262- removed duplicate entry from makefile
263- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
264- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
265- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
266- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
267- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
268- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
269  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
270- tweaked restore scripts tgz
271- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
272- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
273  payload to CD at backup-time
274- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
275- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
276- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
277- made code more legible
278- fixed post-nuke support
279- fixed nfs support
280- fixed iso support
281- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
282  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
283- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
284- updated documentation
285- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
289- log newt, slang, ncurses info
290- updated man page
291- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
292- fixed serious NFS restore bug
293- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
294- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
295- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
296- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
297- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
298- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
299- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
300  instead of -I <paths> to backup
301- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
302  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
303- better location for manpage
304- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
305  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
306- sort -u fstab after modifying it
307- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
308- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
309- updated manpage
310- added -e support
313- new devel branch opened
317- fixed bug in multithreading
318- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
319- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
320- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
321- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
322  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
323- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
324- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
325- re-enabled extra tape checksums
326- disabled spurious warnings
327- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
328- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
329  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
330- added Makefile
331- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
332- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
333- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
334- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
335- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
339- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
340- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
341- lots of CD-related fixes
342- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
343- better handling of 'kill'
344- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
345- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
346- fixed
347- updated documentation
348- fixed .spec file
349- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
350- commented code
351- updated man page
352- added -v / --version flag
353- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
354- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
355- fixed BurnProof-related bug
356- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
357- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
358- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
359- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
360- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
361- included various patches from KP
362- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
363- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
364- fixed multi-tape bug
365- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
366- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
367- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
368  command-line parameters or not
369- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
370  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
371- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
372  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
373- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
379- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
380- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
381- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
382- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
383- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
384- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
385- lots of multitape-related fixes
386- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
387- if isodir does not exist then abort
388- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
389- exclude /root/images/mindi
390- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
391- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
392- restructured the source files
393- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
394  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
395- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
396- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
397- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
398- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
399- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
400- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
401- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
402  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
403- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
404  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
405  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
406- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
407- incorporate post-nuke tarball
408- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
409  in the event of end-of-tape
410- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
411  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
412- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
413  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
414  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
415- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
416- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
417- differential mode fixed; supported again
418- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
419- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
420- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
421- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
422- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
423  for kernel path+filename
424- misc clean-ups (Troff)
425- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
426- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
427- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
428- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
429- added lockfile
430- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
431- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
432- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
433- fixed bug in new '-s' code
434- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
435- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
436- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
437- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
438  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
439- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
440- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
441- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
442- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
443  not apparent from its filename' bug
444- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
445- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
446- fixed bug in --mbr
451v1.43-7 (STABLE)
452- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
453- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
454- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
455- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
456  various error checks; use with caution
457- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
458- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
459- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
460- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
461- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
462- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
463- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
464  live filesystem
465- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
466- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
467- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
468- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
469- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
474v1.42-3 (STABLE)
475- minor cosmetic enhancements
476- improved homedir-locating code
481v1.42-1 (STABLE)
482- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
483  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
484  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
485- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
486- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
487- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
488- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
489- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
490  ext2 or ext3 partitions
491- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
492- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
493- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
494- numerous cosmetic enhancements
495- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
500v1.41-1 (STABLE)
501- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
506v1.40-7 (STABLE)
507- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
508- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
509  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
510- abort if ramdisk not available
511- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
512- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
513- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
518v1.40-6 (STABLE)
519- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
520- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
521- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
522- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
523- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
524- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
525- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
530v1.40-5 (STABLE)
531- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
532- updated manpage
533- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
534- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
535- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
536- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
537  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
538- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
539- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
540- run post-nuke script if it exists
541- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
546v1.40-3 (STABLE)
547- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
548- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
549- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
550- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
551- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
552- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
553- exclude .journal files properly
554- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
559v1.40-2 (STABLE)
560- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
561- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
562- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
563- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
564- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
565- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
566- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
571v1.40-1 (STABLE)
572- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
573- cosmetic bugfixes
574- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
575- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
576- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
577  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
578- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
579- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
580- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
581- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
586v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
587- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
588- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
589- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
590- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
595v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
596- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
597- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
598- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
599  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
600- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
601- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
602- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
603  of 1.36 and earlier
604- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
605  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
606- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
607- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
608- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
613v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
614- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
615- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
616- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
617- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
618  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
619  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
620- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
621- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
622- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
623- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
624- better autodetection of CD writer
625- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
626- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
627- added --skip-floppies switch
628- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
633v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
634- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
635- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
636- include .spec file in tarball
637- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
638- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
639- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
640- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
641- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
642- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
643- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
644- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
645- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
646- files <16MB aren't chopped
647- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
648- (rudimentary) selective formatting
649- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
654v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
655- NFS backup+restore support
656- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
657- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
658- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
659- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
660- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
661- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
662  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
663  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
664- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
665- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
666- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
667  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
668- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
669- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
670- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
671- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
672- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
673- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
674- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
675- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
676- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
681v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
682- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
683- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
684- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
685- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
686- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
687- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
688- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
689  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
694v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
695- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
696- improved --verify switch's code
697- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
698- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
699- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
700- updated the FAQ
701- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
702- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
703- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
704- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
705- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
706- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
707- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
712v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
713- misc bugfixes
718v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
719- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
720- improved tape verification code
721- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
726v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
727- updated FAQ
728- experimental GRUB support
729- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
730- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
731- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
732- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
737v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
738- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
739- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
740- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
744v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
745- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
746- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
747- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
748- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
749- put quotes around chmod's parameter
750- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
751  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
752- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
753- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
754- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
755- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
756- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
757  or added since the last complete backup
762v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
763- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
764- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
765- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
766  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
767- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
768- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
773v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
774- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
775- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
776- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
777- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
778  boot-time
779- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
780  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
781- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
782- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
783  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
784- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
785- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
786- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
787- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
788- cleaned up compare + restore logging
789- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
794v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
795- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
796- exclude each device's lost+found directory
797- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
798- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
799  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
800  (cos there weren't any *g*)
801- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
802- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
803- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
804- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
805- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
806- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
807  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
808- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
809- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
810- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
811  there to mondo-tools.c
812- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
813  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
814- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
815- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
816- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
817  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
818- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
819- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
820- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
821- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
822  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
823  just end up looking very silly :)
828v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
829- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
830  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
831  the changes
832- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
833  to see if Mondo was installed properly
834- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
835- optimal set size is now 24MB
836- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
837- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
838- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
839  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
840- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
841  to configure the MBR
842- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
843- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
844- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
845- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
846  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
852- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
853- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
854- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
855- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
856- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
857  - missing else{}
858  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
859    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
860- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
861  with busybox's umount command
862- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
863  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
864- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
865- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
866  says s/he has modified the mountlist
867- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
868  picks up on the fact & reports it
869- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
870  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
871- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
872- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
878- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
879- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
885- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
886- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
887  mount, before it returns an error
888- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
889- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
890- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
891- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
892- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
893  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
894  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
895- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
896- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
897- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
898- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
899- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
900- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
901  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
907- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
908- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
909  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
910  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
911- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
912  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
913- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
914- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
915- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
916  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
917- has been tested successfully with the following distros
918  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
919  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
920- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
921  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
922- LVM support is stabilizing
923- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
924  mount/unmount the swap partitions
925- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
926- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
927  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
928- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
929- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
930  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
931- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
932  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
938- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
939  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
940- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
941- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
942- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
943  indicating time spent & remaining)
944- experimental LVM support
945- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
946- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
947- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
948- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
949- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
950- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
951  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
952- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
953  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
959- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
960- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
961  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
962- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
963- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
964- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
965- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
966  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
967- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
968- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
969  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
970- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
971  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
972- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
973- updated the FAQ
974- added code to verify ISO images
975- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
976  older versions of cdrecord
977- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
978  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
979- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
980- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
981- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
982- ported mondo-tarme to C
983  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
984  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
985  - shows '% done' when burning CD
986- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
987- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
988- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
989- up to 19 CD's may be created now
990- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
991- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
992- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
998- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
999- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
1000- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
1001- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
1002  generate erroneous error messages
1003- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
1004  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
1005  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
1006- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
1007  moved/changed, etc.
1008- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
1009- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
1010  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
1011- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
1012- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
1013  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
1014- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
1015  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
1016  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
1017  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
1018- changed FIFO size to 20MB
1019- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
1020  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
1021- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
1022- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
1023- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
1024- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
1025  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
1026- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
1027  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
1028  mondo-restore
1029- better post-run clean-up
1030- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1031- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1032  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1033- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1034- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1040- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1041- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1042- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1043- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1044- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1045  been amended accordingly
1046- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1047- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1048- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1049- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1050- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1051- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1052  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1053  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1054  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1055- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1056- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1057  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1058- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1059  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1060- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1061- updated the FAQ
1067- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1068- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1069- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1070- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1071  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1072- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1073- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1074- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1075  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1076- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1077- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1078- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1079- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1080- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1081- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1082  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1083- updated the FAQ
1084- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1090- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1091- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1092- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1093  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1099- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1100- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1101- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1107- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1108- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1109  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1110- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1111- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1112- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1113  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1114  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1115    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1116  - mondo-restore.c works well
1117  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1118    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1119- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1120- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1121- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1122  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1123- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1129- now software-RAID compatible
1130- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1131- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1132- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1133  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1134  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1135- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1141- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1142- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1143- fixed
1149- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1150- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1151- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1152- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1158- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1159- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1160- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1161- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1162    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1163    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1164        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1165          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1166    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1167- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1168  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1169- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1170- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1171- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1172  last N days (N specified by user)
1178- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1179- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1180  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1181- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1182- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1183  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1184  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1185- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1186- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1187- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1188- RPM and SRPM published
1189- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1190- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1195- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1196  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1197- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1198  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1199- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1200  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1201- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1202- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1203- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1204- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1205- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1206- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1207- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1208- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1209- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1210- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1211- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1212  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1213- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1214  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1220- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1221- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1222- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1223- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1224- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1225- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1231- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1237- INSTALL script renamed to
1238- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1239- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1240- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1245- based on v0.976
1246- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1247- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1248- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1253- technical changes
1254  - 12MB ramdisk
1255  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1256  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1257  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1258  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1259  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1260  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1261    the requisite modules already
1262- extra facilities
1263  - ReiserFS support
1264  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1265    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1266- bugfixes
1267  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1268  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1269  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1270  - dummy burn mode is working again
1271  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1272    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1273  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1277v0.975 published
1278- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1279- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1280- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1281- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1282- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1283- removed devdump from overhead-list
1284- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1285- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1286- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1287- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1288- ramdisk is now 14MB
1292v0.972 published
1293- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1294  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1295- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1299v0.971 published
1300- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1301- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1302  sharing much better than before
1306v0.970 published
1307- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1308- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1309- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1310- auto-archive:-
1311    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1312    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1313      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1314    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1315    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1316    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1317    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1318      at backup-time and restore-time
1319    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1320- selective restore is finally fixed
1321- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1325v0.965 released
1326- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1327- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1328- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1329- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1333v0.964 released
1334- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1335- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1336- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1337- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1338- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1339- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1343v0.963 released
1344- ISO images are no longer padded
1345- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1346  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1347- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1348- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1349  want IDE optimization when restoring
1350- lots of work done on auto-archive
1351- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1352- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1353- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1354- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1355  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1356- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1357  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1358- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1359  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1363v0.962 released
1364- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1365- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1366- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1367- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1368- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1369- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1370- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1371- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1372- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1373- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1374- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1375- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1379v0.961 released
1380- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1381- default compression level is 4
1382- default verify level is 2
1383- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1384- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1385- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1386- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1390v0.960 released
1391- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1392- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1393- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1394  without being shouted at ;)
1395- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1396- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1397- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1398  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1399- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1400- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1401  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1404...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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