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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 ClearCase mvfs type of filesystem from mondo backup ( Cornec)
9- Improved .spec Requires (Fedora/SuSE feedbacks) (Bruno Cornec)
10- Indication for users of IDE burners and 2.6 kernels (Christopher Moriarity/Bruno Cornec)
11- remove df -P during restore as busybox doesn't support it (Bruno Cornec)
12- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
13- This version should work a bit better with files having special char bug #7421 - but more to come (Bruno Cornec)
14- Fix Debian Bug #369321 by increasing MAX_TAPECATALOG_ENTRIES to 8192 and bkpinfo->optimal_set_size to 16MB (Andree Leidenfrost)
15- Fix problem with BurnProof+DVD (Andree Leidenfrost)
16- Fix bug #7820: mondo should now support files > 2GB ( Cornec)
17- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- Optimize grep usage - fixes Debian bug #222052 (Andree Leidenfrost)
19- Avoid false alerts about growisofs not running under sudo (Andree Leidenfrost)
20- Increase PPCFG_RAMDISK_SIZE to 350 MB (Thomas Börkel/Bruno Cornec)
21- Removed useless mondo-makefilelist (Andree Leidenfrost)
22- Fix a segmentation fault in parse_mdstat() (Andree Leidenfrost)
23- Fix gcc 4.1.2 warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
252.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
26- Fix a bug in -I and -E handling !!  (Paolo Bernardoni <>/Bruno Cornec)
27- Fix permissions for autorun (Bruno Cornec)
28- Fox delivery problems for tar files with too restrictive umask (Bruno Cornec)
29- Fix parsing of DHCP information in start-nfs script (Andree Leidenfrost)
312.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
32- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
342.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
35- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
36- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
37- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
38- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
39- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the man pages and howto in minimal useful formats (Bruno Cornec)
40- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
41- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
42- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
43- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when assembling name for image file to verify (Andree Leidenfrost)
44- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks (still a problem for filenames with ') (Bruno Cornec)
45- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries) (Bruno Cornec)
472.0.7 (2006-03-10)
48- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
49- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
50- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.  (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
52- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package. (Andree Leidenfrost)
53- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
54- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
56- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
57- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
58- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
59- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
60- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
61- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
62- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
64v2.06 (2005-12-23)
65- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
66- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
67- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
68- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
69- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
70- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
71- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
72- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
73- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images (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 (Andree Leidenfrost)
77- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
78- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
79- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
80- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
81- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
82- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
83- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
84- 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)
85- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
86- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
87- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
88- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
90v2.05 (2005-11-19)
91- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
92- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
93- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
94- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
96v2.04_berlios (2005-10-30)
97- 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)
98- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
99- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
100- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
102v2.04 (2005-05-03)
103- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
105v2.03 (2004-09-29)
106- better SLES8 support
107- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
109v2.02 (2004-07-21)
110- 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
111- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
112- better software RAID support
113- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
114- better star, ACL support
115- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
117v2.01 (2004-06-21)
118- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
119- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
120- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
121- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
123v2.00 (2004-06-18)
124- first 2.0 release
125- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
126- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
127- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
128- added xmondo pixmap installation
129- fixed -m and -Vc flags
130- fixed NTFS support!
131- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
132- added -devel package
133- made xmondo a second package
134- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
135- Clean up, added spanish translation
136- Set prefix to be /usr
137- added/fixed Requires
138- remove CVS directories prior to building
139- added 2.6 kernel support
140- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
141- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
142- added support for boot/root multi floppies
143- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
144- 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
145- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy), use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
146- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
147- fixed lots of bugs
148- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
149- added grub-install.patched
150- removed embleer & other binaries
151- added '-b' to specify block size
152- added '-R' for star support
154v1.75 (2004-03-29)
155- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
156- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
157- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
158- better magicdev support
159- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
160- DVD support added
161- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
162- fixed multi-tape support
163- re-implemented -D and -J
164- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which affected tape+floppy users
165- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
166- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
167- fixed some stray assert()'s
168- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
169- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
170- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
171- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
172- improved tape device detection code
173- better GRUB support
174- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
175- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
176- better logging
177- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
178- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
179- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
180- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
181- tweaked GUI - better feedback
1831.74 (2003-09-24)
184- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
185- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
186- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
187- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
188- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
189- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
190- ISO tweaks
191- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped funny German filenames from being handled properly
192- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
193- added rudimentary support for SME
194- added better label support
195- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
196- fixed spec file
197- reject -E /
198- added partimagehack to the mix
2001.73 (2003-05-04)
201- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
202- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
203- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
204- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
205- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
206- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
207- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
208- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
209- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability to find their boot loader and type
210- improved which_boot_loader()
211- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
212- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time then offer user chance to choose another media source
213- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing mountlist to fill your drives
214- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
215- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
216- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
217- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
218- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
219- cleaned up segfault-handling
220- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
221- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
222- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
223- fixed interactive/textonly support
224- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
225- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
226- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
227- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
229v1.72 (2003-04-23)
230- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
231- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
232- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
233- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
234- removed duplicate entry from makefile
235- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
236- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
237- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
238- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
239- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
240- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
241- tweaked restore scripts tgz
242- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
243- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar payload to CD at backup-time
244- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
245- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
246- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
247- made code more legible
248- fixed post-nuke support
249- fixed nfs support
250- fixed iso support
251- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally, in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
252- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
253- updated documentation
254- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
256v1.71 (2003-04-04)
257- log newt, slang, ncurses info
258- updated man page
259- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
260- fixed serious NFS restore bug
261- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
262- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
263- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
264- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
265- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
266- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
267- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog instead of -I <paths> to backup
268- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
269- better location for manpage
270- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help users w/ broken tape driver firmware
271- sort -u fstab after modifying it
272- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
273- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
274- updated manpage
275- added -e support
277v1.70 (2003-04-04)
278- new devel branch opened
280v1.52 (2002-12-08)
281- fixed bug in multithreading
282- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
283- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
284- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
285- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
286- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
287- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
288- re-enabled extra tape checksums
289- disabled spurious warnings
290- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
291- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
292- added Makefile
293- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
294- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
295- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
296- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
297- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
299v1.51 (2002-11-17)
300- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
301- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
302- lots of CD-related fixes
303- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
304- better handling of 'kill'
305- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
306- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
307- fixed
308- updated documentation
309- fixed .spec file
310- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
311- commented code
312- updated man page
313- added -v / --version flag
314- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
315- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
316- fixed BurnProof-related bug
317- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
318- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
319- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
320- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
321- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
322- included various patches from KP
323- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
324- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
325- fixed multi-tape bug
326- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
327- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
328- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with command-line parameters or not
329- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
330- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly; use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
331- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
333v1.50 (2002-09-08)
334- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
335- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
336- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
337- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
338- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
339- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
340- lots of multitape-related fixes
341- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
342- if isodir does not exist then abort
343- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
344- exclude /root/images/mindi
345- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
346- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
347- restructured the source files
348- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
349- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
350- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
351- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
352- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
353- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
354- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
355- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking, whether Interactive or Nuke mode
356- 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
357- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
358- incorporate post-nuke tarball
359- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently in the event of end-of-tape
360- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
361- 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
362- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
363- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
364- differential mode fixed; supported again
365- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
366- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
367- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
368- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
369- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask for kernel path+filename
370- misc clean-ups (Troff)
371- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
372- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
373- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
374- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
375- added lockfile
376- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
377- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
378- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
379- fixed bug in new '-s' code
380- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
381- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
382- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
383- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
384- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
385- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
386- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
387- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is not apparent from its filename' bug
388- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
389- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
390- fixed bug in --mbr
392v1.43-7 (2002-06-04)
393- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
394- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
395- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
396- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without various error checks; use with caution
397- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
398- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
399- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
400- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
401- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
402- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
403- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to live filesystem
404- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
405- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
406- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
407- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
408- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
410v1.42-3 (2002-04-12)
411- minor cosmetic enhancements
412- improved homedir-locating code
414v1.42-1 (2002-04-07)
415- 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
416- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
417- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
418- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
419- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
420- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label ext2 or ext3 partitions
421- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
422- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
423- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
424- numerous cosmetic enhancements
425- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
427v1.41-1 (2002-03-21)
428- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
430v1.40-7 (2002-03-10)
431- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
432- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using, tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
433- abort if ramdisk not available
434- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
435- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
436- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
438v1.40-6 (2002-03-03)
439- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
440- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
441- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
442- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
443- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
444- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
445- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
447v1.40-5 (2002-02-24)
448- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
449- updated manpage
450- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
451- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
452- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
453- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p' before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
454- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
455- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
456- run post-nuke script if it exists
457- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
459v1.40-3 (2002-02-17)
460- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
461- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
462- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
463- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
464- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
465- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
466- exclude .journal files properly
467- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
469v1.40-2 (2002-02-11)
470- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
471- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
472- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
473- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
474- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
475- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
476- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
478v1.40-1 (2002-02-10)
479- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
480- cosmetic bugfixes
481- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
482- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
483- 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   
484- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
485- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
486- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
487- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
489v1.38-2 (2002-02-07)
490- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
491- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
492- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
493- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
495v1.38-1 (2002-02-06)
496- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
497- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
498- 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
499- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
500- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
501- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches of 1.36 and earlier
502- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
503- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
504- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
505- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
507v1.37-1 (2002-01-25)
508- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
509- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
510- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
511- 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
512- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
513- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
514- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
515- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
516- better autodetection of CD writer
517- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
518- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
519- added --skip-floppies switch
520- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
522v1.36-1 (2002-01-20)
523- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
524- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
525- include .spec file in tarball
526- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
527- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
528- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
529- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
530- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
531- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
532- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
533- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
534- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
535- files <16MB aren't chopped
536- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
537- (rudimentary) selective formatting
538- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
540v1.35-1 (2002-01-10)
541- NFS backup+restore support
542- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
543- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
544- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
545- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
546- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
547- --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
548- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
549- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
550- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
551- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
552- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
553- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
554- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
555- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
556- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
557- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
558- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
559- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
561v1.34-1 (2001-12-25)
562- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
563- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
564- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
565- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
566- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
567- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
568- 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
570v1.33-8 (2001-12-19)
571- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
572- improved --verify switch's code
573- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
574- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
575- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
576- updated the FAQ
577- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
578- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
579- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
580- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
581- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
582- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
583- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
585v1.33-6 (2001-12-15)
586- misc bugfixes
588v1.33-5 (2001-12-14)
589- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
590- improved tape verification code
591- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
593v1.33-4 (2001-12-13)
594- updated FAQ
595- experimental GRUB support
596- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
597- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
598- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
599- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
601v1.33-3 (2001-12-12)
602- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
603- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
604- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
606v1.33-1 (2001-12-12)
607- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
608- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
609- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
610- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
611- put quotes around chmod's parameter
612- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
613- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
614- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
615- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
616- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
617- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed or added since the last complete backup
619v1.32-2 (2001-12-09)
620- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
621- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
622- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
623- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
624- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
626v1.32 (2001-12-09)
627- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
628- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
629- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
630- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at boot-time
631- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
632- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
633- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
634- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
635- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
636- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
637- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
638- cleaned up compare + restore logging
639- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
641v1.31 (2001-12-04)
642- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
643- exclude each device's lost+found directory
644- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
645- 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*)
646- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
647- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
648- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
649- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
650- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
651- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
652- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
653- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
654- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from there to mondo-tools.c
655- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
656- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
657- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
658- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell the user their archives are good despite the differneces
659- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
660- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
661- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
662- 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 :)
664v1.30 (2001-11-28)
665- 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
666- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check to see if Mondo was installed properly
667- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
668- optimal set size is now 24MB
669- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
670- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
671- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will now exclude each of these journal files automatically
672- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk, to configure the MBR
673- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
674- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
675- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
676- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
678v1.19 (2001-11-14)
679- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
680- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
681- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
682- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
683- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:- - missing else{} - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read retval+=res (Tony Kim)
684- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible with busybox's umount command
685- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the CD/ISO fails the verification phase
686- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
687- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user says s/he has modified the mountlist
688- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo picks up on the fact & reports it
689- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data, just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
690- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
691- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
693v1.18 (2001-10-28)
694- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
695- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
697v1.17 (2001-10-20)
698- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
699- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did mount, before it returns an error
700- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
701- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
702- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
703- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
704- 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
705- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
706- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
707- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
708- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
709- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
710- 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
712v1.16 (2001-10-10)
713- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
714- 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
715- 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
716- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
717- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
718- 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
719- 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
720- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>' switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
721- LVM support is stabilizing
722- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to mount/unmount the swap partitions
723- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
724- 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
725- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
726- 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
727- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then politely direct them to Mindi :-)
729v1.15 (2001-09-28)
730- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
731- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
732- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
733- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures indicating time spent & remaining)
734- experimental LVM support
735- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
736- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
737- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
738- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
739- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
740- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
741- 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
743v1.14 (2001-09-18)
744- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
745- 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'
746- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
747- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
748- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
749- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
750- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
751- 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
752- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
753- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
754- updated the FAQ
755- added code to verify ISO images
756- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with older versions of cdrecord
757- 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
758- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
759- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
760- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
761- 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
762- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
763- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
764- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
765- up to 19 CD's may be created now
766- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
767- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
768- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
770v1.13 (2001-09-01)
771- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
772- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
773- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
774- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would generate erroneous error messages
775- 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
776- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly moved/changed, etc.
777- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
778- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
779- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
780- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
781- 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
782- changed FIFO size to 20MB
783- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
784- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
785- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
786- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
787- 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
788- 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
789- better post-run clean-up
790- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
791- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
792- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
793- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
795v1.12 (2001-08-18)
796- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
797- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
798- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
799- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
800- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have been amended accordingly
801- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
802- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
803- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
804- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
805- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
806- 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
807- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
808- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
809- 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
810- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
811- updated the FAQ
813v1.10 (2001-08-12)
814- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
815- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
816- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
817- 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.
818- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
819- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
820- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
821- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
822- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
823- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
824- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
825- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
826- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
827- updated the FAQ
828- working on Cuckoo Mode...
830v1.09 (2001-08-02)
831- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
832- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
833- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
835v1.08 (2001-07-28)
836- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
837- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
838- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
840v1.07 (2001-07-22)
841- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
842- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making a new entry in /etc/fstab
843- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
844- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
845- 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? :-)
846- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
847- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
848- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
849- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
851v1.06 (2001-07-19)
852- now software-RAID compatible
853- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
854- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
855- 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
856- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
858v1.05 (2001-07-16)
859- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
860- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
861- fixed
863v1.04 (2001-07-15)
864- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
865- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
866- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
867- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
869v1.03 (2001-07-14)
870- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
871- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
872- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
873- added 'mondo-restore.c'
874    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
875    - 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
876    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
877- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
878- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
879- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
880- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the last N days (N specified by user)
882v1.02 (2001-07-07)
883- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
884- 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
885- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
886- 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*)
887- default set size (native) is now 12MB
888- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
889- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
890- RPM and SRPM published
891- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
892- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
894v1.00 (2001-07-04)
895- 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)
896- 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...)
897- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
898- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
899- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
900- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
901- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
902- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
903- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
904- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
905- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
906- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
907- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
908- 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)
909- 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
911v0.99 (2001-03-15)
912- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
913- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
914- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
915- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
916- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
917- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
919v0.981 (2001-03-06)
920- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
922v0.98 (2001-02-28)
923- INSTALL script renamed to
924- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
925- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
926- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
928v0.977 (2001-02-26)
929- based on v0.976
930- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
931- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
932- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
934v0.976 (2000-09-01)
935- 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
936- 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
937- 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)
939v0.975 (2000-07-03)
940- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
941- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
942- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
943- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
944- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
945- removed devdump from overhead-list
946- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
947- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
948- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
949- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
950- ramdisk is now 14MB
952v0.972 (2000-06-16)
953- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more friendly towards mult-disk sets
954- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
956v0.971 (2000-06-14)
957- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
958- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn sharing much better than before
960v0.970 (2000-06-10)
961- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
962- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
963- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
964- 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
965- selective restore is finally fixed
966- nicer help screens on boot floppy
968v0.965 (2000-06-03)
969- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
970- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
971- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
972- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
974v0.964 (2000-06-02)
975- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
976- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
977- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
978- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
979- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
980- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
982v0.963 (2000-05-31)
983- ISO images are no longer padded
984- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed at restore-time before CD is accessed
985- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
986- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't want IDE optimization when restoring
987- lots of work done on auto-archive
988- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
989- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
990- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
991- 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
992- 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
993- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
995v0.962 (2000-05-25)
996- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
997- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
998- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
999- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1000- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1001- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1002- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1003- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1004- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1005- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1006- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1007- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1009v0.961 (2000-05-23)
1010- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1011- default compression level is 4
1012- default verify level is 2
1013- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1014- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1015- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1016- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1018v0.960 (2000-05-22)
1019- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1020- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1021- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help without being shouted at ;)
1022- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1023- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1024- 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
1025- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1026- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
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