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52.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
6- Fix a bug in -I and -E handling !!
7  (Paolo Bernardoni <>/Bruno Cornec)
8- Fix permissions for autorun
9  (Bruno Cornec)
10- Fox delivery problems for tar files with too restrictive umask
11  (Bruno Cornec)
12- Fix parsing of DHCP information in start-nfs script
13  (Andree Leidenfrost)
152.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
16- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
17  (Bruno Cornec)
192.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
20- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
21- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
22  (Bruno Cornec)
23- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
24- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the
26  man pages and howto in minimal useful formats
27  (Bruno Cornec)
28- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
29- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
30- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
31- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when
32  assembling name for image file to verify
33  (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks
35  (still a problem for filenames with ')
36  (Bruno Cornec)
37- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries)
38  (Bruno Cornec)
402.0.7 (2006-03-10)
41- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
42  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
43- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
44- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
45  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
46  (Andree Leidenfrost)
47- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
48  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
49- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
50  (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
52- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
53- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
54- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
55- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
56- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
57- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
58  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
59- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
60- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
61- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
63v2.06 (2005-12-23)
64- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
65- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
66- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
67- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
68- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
69- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
70- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
71- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
72- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
73  (Andree Leidenfrost)
74- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
75- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
76- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
77  (Andree Leidenfrost)
78- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
79- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
80  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
81- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
82  (Bruno Cornec)
83- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
84- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
85- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
86- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
87- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
88  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
89- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
90  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
91- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
92- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
93- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
94  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
96v2.05 (2005-11-19)
97- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
98- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
99- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
100- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
102v2.04_berlios (2005-10-30)
103- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
104  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
105  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
106  (Bruno Cornec)
107- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
108- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
109- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
110  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
112v2.04 (2005-05-03)
113- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
114  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
116v2.03 (2004-09-29)
117- better SLES8 support
118- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
120v2.02 (2004-07-21)
121- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
122  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
123  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
124- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
125  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
126- better software RAID support
127- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
128- better star, ACL support
129- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
131v2.01 (2004-06-21)
132- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
133- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
134  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
135- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
136- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
138v2.00 (2004-06-18)
139- first 2.0 release
140- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
141- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
142- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
143- added xmondo pixmap installation
144- fixed -m and -Vc flags
145- fixed NTFS support!
146- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
147- added -devel package
148- made xmondo a second package
149- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
150- Clean up, added spanish translation
151- Set prefix to be /usr
152- added/fixed Requires
153- remove CVS directories prior to building
154- added 2.6 kernel support
155- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
156- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
157- added support for boot/root multi floppies
158- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
159- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
160  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
161- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
162  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
163- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
164- fixed lots of bugs
165- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
166  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
167- added grub-install.patched
168- removed embleer & other binaries
169- added '-b' to specify block size
170- added '-R' for star support
172v1.75 (2004-03-29)
173- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
174- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
175- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
176  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
177- better magicdev support
178- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
179- DVD support added
180- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
181- fixed multi-tape support
182- re-implemented -D and -J
183- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
184  affected tape+floppy users
185- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
186  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
187- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
188- fixed some stray assert()'s
189- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
190- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
191- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
192- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
193  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
194- improved tape device detection code
195- better GRUB support
196- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
197- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
198- better logging
199- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
200- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
201- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
202- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
203- tweaked GUI - better feedback
2051.74 (2003-09-24)
206- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
207- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
208- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
209- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
210- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
211- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
212- ISO tweaks
213- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
214  funny German filenames from being handled properly
215- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
216- added rudimentary support for SME
217- added better label support
218- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
219- fixed spec file
220- reject -E /
221- added partimagehack to the mix
2231.73 (2003-05-04)
224- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
225- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
226- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
227- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
228- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
229  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
230- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
231- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
232- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
233  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
234- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
235  to find their boot loader and type
236- improved which_boot_loader()
237- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
238  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
239- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
240  then offer user chance to choose another media source
241- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
242  mountlist to fill your drives
243- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
244- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
245- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
246  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
247- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
248- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
249- cleaned up segfault-handling
250- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
251- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
252- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
253- fixed interactive/textonly support
254- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
255- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
256- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
257- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
259v1.72 (2003-04-23)
260- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
261- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
262- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
263- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
264- removed duplicate entry from makefile
265- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
266- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
267- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
268- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
269- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
270- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
271  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
272- tweaked restore scripts tgz
273- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
274- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
275  payload to CD at backup-time
276- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
277- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
278- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
279- made code more legible
280- fixed post-nuke support
281- fixed nfs support
282- fixed iso support
283- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
284  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
285- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
286- updated documentation
287- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
289v1.71 (2003-04-04)
290- log newt, slang, ncurses info
291- updated man page
292- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
293- fixed serious NFS restore bug
294- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
295- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
296- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
297- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
298- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
299- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
300- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
301  instead of -I <paths> to backup
302- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
303  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
304- better location for manpage
305- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
306  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
307- sort -u fstab after modifying it
308- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
309- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
310- updated manpage
311- added -e support
313v1.70 (2003-04-04)
314- new devel branch opened
316v1.52 (2002-12-08)
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
337v1.51 (2002-11-17)
338- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
339- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
340- lots of CD-related fixes
341- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
342- better handling of 'kill'
343- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
344- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
345- fixed
346- updated documentation
347- fixed .spec file
348- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
349- commented code
350- updated man page
351- added -v / --version flag
352- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
353- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
354- fixed BurnProof-related bug
355- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
356- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
357- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
358- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
359- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
360- included various patches from KP
361- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
362- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
363- fixed multi-tape bug
364- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
365- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
366- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
367  command-line parameters or not
368- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
369  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
370- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
371  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
372- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
374v1.50 (2002-09-08)
375- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
376- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
377- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
378- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
379- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
380- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
381- lots of multitape-related fixes
382- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
383- if isodir does not exist then abort
384- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
385- exclude /root/images/mindi
386- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
387- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
388- restructured the source files
389- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
390  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
391- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
392- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
393- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
394- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
395- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
396- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
397- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
398  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
399- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
400  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
401  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
402- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
403- incorporate post-nuke tarball
404- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
405  in the event of end-of-tape
406- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
407  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
408- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
409  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
410  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
411- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
412- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
413- differential mode fixed; supported again
414- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
415- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
416- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
417- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
418- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
419  for kernel path+filename
420- misc clean-ups (Troff)
421- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
422- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
423- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
424- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
425- added lockfile
426- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
427- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
428- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
429- fixed bug in new '-s' code
430- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
431- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
432- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
433- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
434  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
435- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
436- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
437- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
438- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
439  not apparent from its filename' bug
440- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
441- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
442- fixed bug in --mbr
444v1.43-7 (2002-06-04)
445- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
446- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
447- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
448- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
449  various error checks; use with caution
450- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
451- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
452- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
453- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
454- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
455- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
456- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
457  live filesystem
458- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
459- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
460- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
461- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
462- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
464v1.42-3 (2002-04-12)
465- minor cosmetic enhancements
466- improved homedir-locating code
468v1.42-1 (2002-04-07)
469- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
470  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
471  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
472- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
473- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
474- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
475- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
476- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
477  ext2 or ext3 partitions
478- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
479- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
480- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
481- numerous cosmetic enhancements
482- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
484v1.41-1 (2002-03-21)
485- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
487v1.40-7 (2002-03-10)
488- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
489- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
490  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
491- abort if ramdisk not available
492- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
493- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
494- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
496v1.40-6 (2002-03-03)
497- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
498- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
499- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
500- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
501- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
502- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
503- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
505v1.40-5 (2002-02-24)
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
518v1.40-3 (2002-02-17)
519- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
520- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
521- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
522- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
523- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
524- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
525- exclude .journal files properly
526- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
528v1.40-2 (2002-02-11)
529- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
530- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
531- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
532- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
533- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
534- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
535- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
537v1.40-1 (2002-02-10)
538- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
539- cosmetic bugfixes
540- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
541- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
542- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
543  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
544- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
545- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
546- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
547- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
549v1.38-2 (2002-02-07)
550- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
551- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
552- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
553- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
555v1.38-1 (2002-02-06)
556- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
557- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
558- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
559  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
560- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
561- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
562- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
563  of 1.36 and earlier
564- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
565  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
566- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
567- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
568- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
570v1.37-1 (2002-01-25)
571- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
572- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
573- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
574- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
575  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
576  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
577- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
578- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
579- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
580- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
581- better autodetection of CD writer
582- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
583- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
584- added --skip-floppies switch
585- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
587v1.36-1 (2002-01-20)
588- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
589- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
590- include .spec file in tarball
591- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
592- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
593- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
594- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
595- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
596- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
597- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
598- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
599- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
600- files <16MB aren't chopped
601- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
602- (rudimentary) selective formatting
603- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
605v1.35-1 (2002-01-10)
606- NFS backup+restore support
607- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
608- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
609- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
610- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
611- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
612- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
613  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
614  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
615- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
616- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
617- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
618  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
619- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
620- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
621- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
622- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
623- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
624- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
625- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
626- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
627- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
629v1.34-1 (2001-12-25)
630- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
631- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
632- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
633- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
634- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
635- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
636- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
637  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
639v1.33-8 (2001-12-19)
640- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
641- improved --verify switch's code
642- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
643- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
644- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
645- updated the FAQ
646- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
647- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
648- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
649- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
650- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
651- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
652- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
654v1.33-6 (2001-12-15)
655- misc bugfixes
657v1.33-5 (2001-12-14)
658- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
659- improved tape verification code
660- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
662v1.33-4 (2001-12-13)
663- updated FAQ
664- experimental GRUB support
665- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
666- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
667- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
668- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
670v1.33-3 (2001-12-12)
671- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
672- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
673- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
675v1.33-1 (2001-12-12)
676- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
677- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
678- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
679- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
680- put quotes around chmod's parameter
681- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
682  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
683- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
684- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
685- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
686- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
687- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
688  or added since the last complete backup
690v1.32-2 (2001-12-09)
691- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
692- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
693- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
694  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
695- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
696- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
698v1.32 (2001-12-09)
699- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
700- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
701- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
702- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
703  boot-time
704- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
705  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
706- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
707- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
708  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
709- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
710- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
711- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
712- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
713- cleaned up compare + restore logging
714- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
716v1.31 (2001-12-04)
717- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
718- exclude each device's lost+found directory
719- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
720- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
721  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
722  (cos there weren't any *g*)
723- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
724- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
725- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
726- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
727- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
728- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
729  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
730- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
731- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
732- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
733  there to mondo-tools.c
734- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
735  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
736- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
737- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
738- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
739  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
740- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
741- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
742- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
743- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
744  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
745  just end up looking very silly :)
747v1.30 (2001-11-28)
748- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
749  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
750  the changes
751- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
752  to see if Mondo was installed properly
753- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
754- optimal set size is now 24MB
755- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
756- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
757- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
758  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
759- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
760  to configure the MBR
761- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
762- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
763- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
764- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
765  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
767v1.19 (2001-11-14)
768- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
769- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
770- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
771- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
772- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
773  - missing else{}
774  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
775    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
776- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
777  with busybox's umount command
778- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
779  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
780- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
781- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
782  says s/he has modified the mountlist
783- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
784  picks up on the fact & reports it
785- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
786  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
787- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
788- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
790v1.18 (2001-10-28)
791- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
792- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
794v1.17 (2001-10-20)
795- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
796- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
797  mount, before it returns an error
798- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
799- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
800- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
801- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
802- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
803  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
804  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
805- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
806- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
807- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
808- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
809- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
810- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
811  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
813v1.16 (2001-10-10)
814- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
815- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
816  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
817  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
818- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
819  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
820- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
821- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
822- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
823  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
824- has been tested successfully with the following distros
825  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
826  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
827- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
828  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
829- LVM support is stabilizing
830- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
831  mount/unmount the swap partitions
832- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
833- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
834  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
835- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
836- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
837  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
838- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
839  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
841v1.15 (2001-09-28)
842- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
843  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
844- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
845- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
846- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
847  indicating time spent & remaining)
848- experimental LVM support
849- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
850- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
851- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
852- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
853- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
854- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
855  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
856- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
857  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
859v1.14 (2001-09-18)
860- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
861- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
862  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
863- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
864- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
865- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
866- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
867  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
868- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
869- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
870  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
871- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
872  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
873- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
874- updated the FAQ
875- added code to verify ISO images
876- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
877  older versions of cdrecord
878- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
879  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
880- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
881- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
882- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
883- ported mondo-tarme to C
884  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
885  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
886  - shows '% done' when burning CD
887- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
888- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
889- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
890- up to 19 CD's may be created now
891- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
892- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
893- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
895v1.13 (2001-09-01)
896- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
897- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
898- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
899- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
900  generate erroneous error messages
901- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
902  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
903  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
904- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
905  moved/changed, etc.
906- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
907- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
908  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
909- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
910- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
911  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
912- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
913  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
914  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
915  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
916- changed FIFO size to 20MB
917- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
918  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
919- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
920- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
921- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
922- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
923  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
924- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
925  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
926  mondo-restore
927- better post-run clean-up
928- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
929- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
930  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
931- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
932- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
934v1.12 (2001-08-18)
935- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
936- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
937- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
938- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
939- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
940  been amended accordingly
941- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
942- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
943- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
944- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
945- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
946- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
947  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
948  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
949  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
950- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
951- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
952  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
953- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
954  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
955- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
956- updated the FAQ
958v1.10 (2001-08-12)
959- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
960- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
961- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
962- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
963  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
964- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
965- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
966- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
967  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
968- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
969- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
970- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
971- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
972- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
973- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
974  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
975- updated the FAQ
976- working on Cuckoo Mode...
978v1.09 (2001-08-02)
979- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
980- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
981- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
982  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
984v1.08 (2001-07-28)
985- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
986- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
987- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
989v1.07 (2001-07-22)
990- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
991- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
992  a new entry in /etc/fstab
993- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
994- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
995- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
996  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
997  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
998    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
999  - mondo-restore.c works well
1000  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1001    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1002- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1003- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1004- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1005  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1006- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1008v1.06 (2001-07-19)
1009- now software-RAID compatible
1010- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1011- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1012- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1013  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1014  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1015- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1017v1.05 (2001-07-16)
1018- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1019- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1020- fixed
1022v1.04 (2001-07-15)
1023- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1024- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1025- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1026- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1028v1.03 (2001-07-14)
1029- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1030- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1031- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1032- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1033    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1034    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1035        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1036          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1037    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1038- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1039  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1040- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1041- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1042- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1043  last N days (N specified by user)
1045v1.02 (2001-07-07)
1046- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1047- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1048  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1049- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1050- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1051  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1052  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1053- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1054- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1055- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1056- RPM and SRPM published
1057- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1058- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1060v1.00 (2001-07-04)
1061- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1062  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1063- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1064  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1065- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1066  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1067- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1068- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1069- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1070- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1071- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1072- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1073- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1074- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1075- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1076- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1077- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1078  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1079- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1080  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1082v0.99 (2001-03-15)
1083- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1084- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1085- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1086- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1087- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1088- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1090v0.981 (2001-03-06)
1091- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1093v0.98 (2001-02-28)
1094- INSTALL script renamed to
1095- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1096- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1097- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1099v0.977 (2001-02-26)
1100- based on v0.976
1101- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1102- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1103- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1105v0.976 (2000-09-01)
1106- technical changes
1107  - 12MB ramdisk
1108  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1109  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1110  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1111  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1112  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1113  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1114    the requisite modules already
1115- extra facilities
1116  - ReiserFS support
1117  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1118    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1119- bugfixes
1120  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1121  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1122  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1123  - dummy burn mode is working again
1124  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1125    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1126  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1128v0.975 (2000-07-03)
1129- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1130- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1131- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1132- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1133- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1134- removed devdump from overhead-list
1135- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1136- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1137- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1138- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1139- ramdisk is now 14MB
1141v0.972 (2000-06-16)
1142- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1143  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1144- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1146v0.971 (2000-06-14)
1147- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1148- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1149  sharing much better than before
1151v0.970 (2000-06-10)
1152- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1153- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1154- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1155- auto-archive:-
1156    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1157    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1158      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1159    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1160    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1161    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1162    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1163      at backup-time and restore-time
1164    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1165- selective restore is finally fixed
1166- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1168v0.965 (2000-06-03)
1169- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1170- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1171- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1172- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1174v0.964 (2000-06-02)
1175- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1176- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1177- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1178- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1179- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1180- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1182v0.963 (2000-05-31)
1183- ISO images are no longer padded
1184- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1185  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1186- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1187- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1188  want IDE optimization when restoring
1189- lots of work done on auto-archive
1190- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1191- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1192- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1193- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1194  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1195- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1196  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1197- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1198  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1200v0.962 (2000-05-25)
1201- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1202- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1203- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1204- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1205- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1206- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1207- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1208- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1209- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1210- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1211- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1212- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1214v0.961 (2000-05-23)
1215- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1216- default compression level is 4
1217- default verify level is 2
1218- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1219- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1220- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1221- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1223v0.960 (2000-05-22)
1224- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1225- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1226- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1227  without being shouted at ;)
1228- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1229- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1230- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1231  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1232- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1233- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1234  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
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