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52.0.9 (2006-07-30)
6- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM'/RAID sync (Andree Leidenfrost)
7- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
8- Exclude mvfs type of filesystem (ClearCase) from mondo backup (Bruno Cornec)
9- Improved .spec Requires (Fedora/SuSE feedbacks) (Bruno Cornec)
10- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
11- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
12- Optimize grep usage - fixes Debian bug #222052 (Andree Leidenfrost)
13- Avoid false alerts about growisofs not running under sudo (Andree Leidenfrost)
14- Increase PPCFG_RAMDISK_SIZE to 350 MB (Thomas Börkel/Bruno Cornec)
15- Removed useless mondo-makefilelist (Andree Leidenfrost)
16- Fix a segmentation fault in parse_mdstat() (Andree Leidenfrost)
17- Fix gcc 4.1.2 warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
192.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
20- Fix a bug in -I and -E handling !!  (Paolo Bernardoni <>/Bruno Cornec)
21- Fix permissions for autorun (Bruno Cornec)
22- Fox delivery problems for tar files with too restrictive umask (Bruno Cornec)
23- Fix parsing of DHCP information in start-nfs script (Andree Leidenfrost)
252.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
26- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
282.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
29- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
30- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
31- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
32- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
33- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the man pages and howto in minimal useful formats (Bruno Cornec)
34- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
35- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
36- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
37- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when assembling name for image file to verify (Andree Leidenfrost)
38- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks (still a problem for filenames with ') (Bruno Cornec)
39- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries) (Bruno Cornec)
412.0.7 (2006-03-10)
42- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
43- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
44- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.  (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
46- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package. (Andree Leidenfrost)
47- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
48- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
49- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
50- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
51- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
52- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
53- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
54- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
56- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
58v2.06 (2005-12-23)
59- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
60- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
61- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
62- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
63- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
64- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
65- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
66- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
67- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images (Andree Leidenfrost)
68- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
69- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
70- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser (Andree Leidenfrost)
71- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
72- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
73- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
74- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
75- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
76- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
77- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
78- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0, mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
79- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
80- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
81- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
82- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
84v2.05 (2005-11-19)
85- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
86- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
87- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
88- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
90v2.04_berlios (2005-10-30)
91- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe) (Bruno Cornec)
92- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
93- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
94- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
96v2.04 (2005-05-03)
97- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
99v2.03 (2004-09-29)
100- better SLES8 support
101- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
103v2.02 (2004-07-21)
104- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
105- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
106- better software RAID support
107- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
108- better star, ACL support
109- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
111v2.01 (2004-06-21)
112- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
113- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
114- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
115- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
117v2.00 (2004-06-18)
118- first 2.0 release
119- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
120- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
121- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
122- added xmondo pixmap installation
123- fixed -m and -Vc flags
124- fixed NTFS support!
125- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
126- added -devel package
127- made xmondo a second package
128- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
129- Clean up, added spanish translation
130- Set prefix to be /usr
131- added/fixed Requires
132- remove CVS directories prior to building
133- added 2.6 kernel support
134- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
135- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
136- added support for boot/root multi floppies
137- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
138- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
139- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy), use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
140- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
141- fixed lots of bugs
142- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
143- added grub-install.patched
144- removed embleer & other binaries
145- added '-b' to specify block size
146- added '-R' for star support
148v1.75 (2004-03-29)
149- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
150- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
151- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
152- better magicdev support
153- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
154- DVD support added
155- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
156- fixed multi-tape support
157- re-implemented -D and -J
158- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which affected tape+floppy users
159- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
160- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
161- fixed some stray assert()'s
162- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
163- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
164- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
165- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
166- improved tape device detection code
167- better GRUB support
168- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
169- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
170- better logging
171- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
172- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
173- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
174- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
175- tweaked GUI - better feedback
1771.74 (2003-09-24)
178- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
179- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
180- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
181- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
182- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
183- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
184- ISO tweaks
185- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped funny German filenames from being handled properly
186- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
187- added rudimentary support for SME
188- added better label support
189- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
190- fixed spec file
191- reject -E /
192- added partimagehack to the mix
1941.73 (2003-05-04)
195- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
196- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
197- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
198- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
199- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
200- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
201- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
202- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
203- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability to find their boot loader and type
204- improved which_boot_loader()
205- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
206- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time then offer user chance to choose another media source
207- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing mountlist to fill your drives
208- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
209- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
210- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
211- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
212- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
213- cleaned up segfault-handling
214- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
215- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
216- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
217- fixed interactive/textonly support
218- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
219- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
220- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
221- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
223v1.72 (2003-04-23)
224- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
225- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
226- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
227- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
228- removed duplicate entry from makefile
229- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
230- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
231- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
232- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
233- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
234- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
235- tweaked restore scripts tgz
236- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
237- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar payload to CD at backup-time
238- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
239- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
240- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
241- made code more legible
242- fixed post-nuke support
243- fixed nfs support
244- fixed iso support
245- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally, in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
246- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
247- updated documentation
248- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
250v1.71 (2003-04-04)
251- log newt, slang, ncurses info
252- updated man page
253- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
254- fixed serious NFS restore bug
255- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
256- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
257- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
258- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
259- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
260- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
261- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog instead of -I <paths> to backup
262- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
263- better location for manpage
264- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help users w/ broken tape driver firmware
265- sort -u fstab after modifying it
266- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
267- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
268- updated manpage
269- added -e support
271v1.70 (2003-04-04)
272- new devel branch opened
274v1.52 (2002-12-08)
275- fixed bug in multithreading
276- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
277- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
278- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
279- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
280- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
281- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
282- re-enabled extra tape checksums
283- disabled spurious warnings
284- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
285- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
286- added Makefile
287- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
288- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
289- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
290- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
291- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
293v1.51 (2002-11-17)
294- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
295- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
296- lots of CD-related fixes
297- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
298- better handling of 'kill'
299- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
300- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
301- fixed
302- updated documentation
303- fixed .spec file
304- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
305- commented code
306- updated man page
307- added -v / --version flag
308- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
309- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
310- fixed BurnProof-related bug
311- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
312- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
313- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
314- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
315- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
316- included various patches from KP
317- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
318- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
319- fixed multi-tape bug
320- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
321- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
322- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with command-line parameters or not
323- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
324- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly; use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
325- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
327v1.50 (2002-09-08)
328- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
329- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
330- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
331- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
332- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
333- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
334- lots of multitape-related fixes
335- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
336- if isodir does not exist then abort
337- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
338- exclude /root/images/mindi
339- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
340- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
341- restructured the source files
342- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
343- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
344- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
345- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
346- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
347- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
348- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
349- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking, whether Interactive or Nuke mode
350- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.) was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
351- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
352- incorporate post-nuke tarball
353- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently in the event of end-of-tape
354- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
355- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
356- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
357- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
358- differential mode fixed; supported again
359- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
360- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
361- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
362- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
363- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask for kernel path+filename
364- misc clean-ups (Troff)
365- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
366- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
367- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
368- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
369- added lockfile
370- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
371- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
372- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
373- fixed bug in new '-s' code
374- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
375- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
376- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
377- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
378- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
379- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
380- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
381- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is not apparent from its filename' bug
382- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
383- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
384- fixed bug in --mbr
386v1.43-7 (2002-06-04)
387- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
388- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
389- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
390- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without various error checks; use with caution
391- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
392- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
393- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
394- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
395- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
396- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
397- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to live filesystem
398- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
399- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
400- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
401- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
402- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
404v1.42-3 (2002-04-12)
405- minor cosmetic enhancements
406- improved homedir-locating code
408v1.42-1 (2002-04-07)
409- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes; NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
410- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
411- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
412- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
413- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
414- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label ext2 or ext3 partitions
415- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
416- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
417- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
418- numerous cosmetic enhancements
419- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
421v1.41-1 (2002-03-21)
422- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
424v1.40-7 (2002-03-10)
425- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
426- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using, tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
427- abort if ramdisk not available
428- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
429- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
430- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
432v1.40-6 (2002-03-03)
433- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
434- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
435- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
436- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
437- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
438- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
439- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
441v1.40-5 (2002-02-24)
442- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
443- updated manpage
444- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
445- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
446- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
447- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p' before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
448- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
449- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
450- run post-nuke script if it exists
451- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
453v1.40-3 (2002-02-17)
454- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
455- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
456- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
457- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
458- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
459- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
460- exclude .journal files properly
461- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
463v1.40-2 (2002-02-11)
464- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
465- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
466- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
467- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
468- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
469- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
470- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
472v1.40-1 (2002-02-10)
473- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
474- cosmetic bugfixes
475- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
476- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
477- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
478- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
479- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
480- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
481- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
483v1.38-2 (2002-02-07)
484- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
485- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
486- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
487- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
489v1.38-1 (2002-02-06)
490- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
491- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
492- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
493- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
494- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
495- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches of 1.36 and earlier
496- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
497- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
498- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
499- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
501v1.37-1 (2002-01-25)
502- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
503- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
504- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
505- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
506- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
507- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
508- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
509- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
510- better autodetection of CD writer
511- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
512- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
513- added --skip-floppies switch
514- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
516v1.36-1 (2002-01-20)
517- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
518- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
519- include .spec file in tarball
520- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
521- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
522- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
523- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
524- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
525- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
526- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
527- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
528- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
529- files <16MB aren't chopped
530- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
531- (rudimentary) selective formatting
532- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
534v1.35-1 (2002-01-10)
535- NFS backup+restore support
536- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
537- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
538- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
539- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
540- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
541- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
542- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
543- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
544- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
545- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
546- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
547- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
548- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
549- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
550- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
551- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
552- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
553- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
555v1.34-1 (2001-12-25)
556- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
557- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
558- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
559- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
560- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
561- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
562- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(), as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
564v1.33-8 (2001-12-19)
565- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
566- improved --verify switch's code
567- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
568- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
569- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
570- updated the FAQ
571- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
572- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
573- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
574- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
575- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
576- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
577- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
579v1.33-6 (2001-12-15)
580- misc bugfixes
582v1.33-5 (2001-12-14)
583- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
584- improved tape verification code
585- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
587v1.33-4 (2001-12-13)
588- updated FAQ
589- experimental GRUB support
590- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
591- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
592- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
593- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
595v1.33-3 (2001-12-12)
596- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
597- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
598- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
600v1.33-1 (2001-12-12)
601- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
602- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
603- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
604- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
605- put quotes around chmod's parameter
606- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
607- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
608- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
609- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
610- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
611- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed or added since the last complete backup
613v1.32-2 (2001-12-09)
614- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
615- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
616- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
617- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
618- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
620v1.32 (2001-12-09)
621- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
622- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
623- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
624- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at boot-time
625- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
626- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
627- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
628- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
629- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
630- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
631- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
632- cleaned up compare + restore logging
633- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
635v1.31 (2001-12-04)
636- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
637- exclude each device's lost+found directory
638- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
639- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files (cos there weren't any *g*)
640- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
641- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
642- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
643- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
644- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
645- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
646- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
647- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
648- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from there to mondo-tools.c
649- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
650- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
651- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
652- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell the user their archives are good despite the differneces
653- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
654- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
655- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
656- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll just end up looking very silly :)
658v1.30 (2001-11-28)
659- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect the changes
660- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check to see if Mondo was installed properly
661- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
662- optimal set size is now 24MB
663- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
664- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
665- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will now exclude each of these journal files automatically
666- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk, to configure the MBR
667- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
668- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
669- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
670- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
672v1.19 (2001-11-14)
673- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
674- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
675- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
676- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
677- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:- - missing else{} - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read retval+=res (Tony Kim)
678- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible with busybox's umount command
679- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the CD/ISO fails the verification phase
680- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
681- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user says s/he has modified the mountlist
682- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo picks up on the fact & reports it
683- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data, just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
684- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
685- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
687v1.18 (2001-10-28)
688- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
689- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
691v1.17 (2001-10-20)
692- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
693- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did mount, before it returns an error
694- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
695- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
696- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
697- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
698- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
699- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
700- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
701- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
702- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
703- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
704- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
706v1.16 (2001-10-10)
707- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
708- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
709- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
710- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
711- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
712- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M), not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
713- has been tested successfully with the following distros - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
714- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>' switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
715- LVM support is stabilizing
716- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to mount/unmount the swap partitions
717- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
718- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
719- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
720- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1; bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
721- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then politely direct them to Mindi :-)
723v1.15 (2001-09-28)
724- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
725- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
726- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
727- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures indicating time spent & remaining)
728- experimental LVM support
729- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
730- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
731- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
732- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
733- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
734- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
735- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
737v1.14 (2001-09-18)
738- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
739- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
740- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
741- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
742- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
743- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
744- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
745- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
746- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
747- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
748- updated the FAQ
749- added code to verify ISO images
750- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with older versions of cdrecord
751- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
752- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
753- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
754- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
755- ported mondo-tarme to C - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself - shows '% done' when burning CD
756- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
757- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
758- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
759- up to 19 CD's may be created now
760- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
761- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
762- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
764v1.13 (2001-09-01)
765- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
766- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
767- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
768- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would generate erroneous error messages
769- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles() subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
770- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly moved/changed, etc.
771- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
772- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
773- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
774- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
775- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz, which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
776- changed FIFO size to 20MB
777- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
778- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
779- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
780- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
781- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
782- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within mondo-restore
783- better post-run clean-up
784- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
785- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
786- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
787- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
789v1.12 (2001-08-18)
790- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
791- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
792- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
793- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
794- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have been amended accordingly
795- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
796- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
797- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
798- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
799- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
800- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
801- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
802- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
803- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
804- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
805- updated the FAQ
807v1.10 (2001-08-12)
808- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
809- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
810- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
811- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
812- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
813- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
814- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
815- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
816- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
817- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
818- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
819- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
820- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
821- updated the FAQ
822- working on Cuckoo Mode...
824v1.09 (2001-08-02)
825- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
826- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
827- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
829v1.08 (2001-07-28)
830- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
831- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
832- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
834v1.07 (2001-07-22)
835- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
836- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making a new entry in /etc/fstab
837- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
838- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
839- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping, creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring - mondo-restore.c works well - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
840- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
841- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
842- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
843- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
845v1.06 (2001-07-19)
846- now software-RAID compatible
847- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
848- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
849- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work, even if the mountlist has some gaps
850- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
852v1.05 (2001-07-16)
853- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
854- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
855- fixed
857v1.04 (2001-07-15)
858- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
859- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
860- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
861- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
863v1.03 (2001-07-14)
864- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
865- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
866- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
867- added 'mondo-restore.c'
868    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
869    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo) just in case the new C program doesn't work
870    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
871- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
872- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
873- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
874- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the last N days (N specified by user)
876v1.02 (2001-07-07)
877- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
878- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
879- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
880- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
881- default set size (native) is now 12MB
882- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
883- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
884- RPM and SRPM published
885- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
886- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
888v1.00 (2001-07-04)
889- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
890- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
891- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
892- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
893- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
894- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
895- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
896- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
897- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
898- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
899- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
900- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
901- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
902- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
903- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about 8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
905v0.99 (2001-03-15)
906- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
907- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
908- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
909- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
910- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
911- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
913v0.981 (2001-03-06)
914- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
916v0.98 (2001-02-28)
917- INSTALL script renamed to
918- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
919- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
920- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
922v0.977 (2001-02-26)
923- based on v0.976
924- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
925- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
926- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
928v0.976 (2000-09-01)
929- technical changes - 12MB ramdisk - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries) - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got) - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with the requisite modules already
930- extra facilities - ReiserFS support - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
931- bugfixes - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup) - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly - dummy burn mode is working again - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
933v0.975 (2000-07-03)
934- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
935- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
936- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
937- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
938- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
939- removed devdump from overhead-list
940- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
941- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
942- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
943- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
944- ramdisk is now 14MB
946v0.972 (2000-06-16)
947- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more friendly towards mult-disk sets
948- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
950v0.971 (2000-06-14)
951- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
952- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn sharing much better than before
954v0.970 (2000-06-10)
955- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
956- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
957- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
958- auto-archive:- - offers Low, Medium or High compression - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on existing hard drive (if possible) instead - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them) - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled at backup-time and restore-time - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
959- selective restore is finally fixed
960- nicer help screens on boot floppy
962v0.965 (2000-06-03)
963- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
964- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
965- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
966- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
968v0.964 (2000-06-02)
969- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
970- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
971- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
972- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
973- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
974- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
976v0.963 (2000-05-31)
977- ISO images are no longer padded
978- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed at restore-time before CD is accessed
979- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
980- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't want IDE optimization when restoring
981- lots of work done on auto-archive
982- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
983- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
984- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
985- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device; this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
986- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
987- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
989v0.962 (2000-05-25)
990- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
991- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
992- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
993- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
994- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
995- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
996- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
997- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
998- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
999- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1000- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1001- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1003v0.961 (2000-05-23)
1004- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1005- default compression level is 4
1006- default verify level is 2
1007- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1008- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1009- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1010- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1012v0.960 (2000-05-22)
1013- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1014- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1015- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help without being shouted at ;)
1016- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1017- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1018- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1019- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1020- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
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