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1MONDO CHANGES          Hugo Rabson <>             2005-09-09
4v2.04_berlios (Bruno Cornec <
5- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
6  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ...
7- Mandrake 2005 support
8- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
12- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
13  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
17- better SLES8 support
18- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
22- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
23  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
24  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
25- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
26  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
27- better software RAID support
28- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
29- better star, ACL support
30- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
34- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
35- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
36  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
37- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
38- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
42- first 2.0 release
43- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
44- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
45- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
46- added xmondo pixmap installation
47- fixed -m and -Vc flags
48- fixed NTFS support!
49- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
50- added -devel package
51- made xmondo a second package
52- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
53- Clean up, added spanish translation
54- Set prefix to be /usr
55- added/fixed Requires
56- remove CVS directories prior to building
57- added 2.6 kernel support
58- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
59- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
60- added support for boot/root multi floppies
61- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
62- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
63  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
64- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
65  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
66- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
67- fixed lots of bugs
68- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
69  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
70- added grub-install.patched
71- removed embleer & other binaries
72- added '-b' to specify block size
73- added '-R' for star support
77- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
78- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
79- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
80  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
81- better magicdev support
82- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
83- DVD support added
84- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
85- fixed multi-tape support
86- re-implemented -D and -J
87- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
88  affected tape+floppy users
89- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
90  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
91- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
92- fixed some stray assert()'s
93- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
94- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
95- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
96- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
97  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
98- improved tape device detection code
99- better GRUB support
100- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
101- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
102- better logging
103- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
104- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
105- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
106- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
107- tweaked GUI - better feedback
111- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
112- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
113- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
114- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
115- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
116- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
117- ISO tweaks
118- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
119  funny German filenames from being handled properly
120- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
121- added rudimentary support for SME
122- added better label support
123- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
124- fixed spec file
125- reject -E /
126- added partimagehack to the mix
130- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
131- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
132- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
133- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
134- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
135  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
136- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
137- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
138- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
139  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
140- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
141  to find their boot loader and type
142- improved which_boot_loader()
143- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
144  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
145- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
146  then offer user chance to choose another media source
147- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
148  mountlist to fill your drives
149- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
150- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
151- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
152  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
153- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
154- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
155- cleaned up segfault-handling
156- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
157- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
158- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
159- fixed interactive/textonly support
160- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
161- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
162- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
163- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
167- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
168- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
169- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
170- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
171- removed duplicate entry from makefile
172- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
173- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
174- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
175- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
176- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
177- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
178  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
179- tweaked restore scripts tgz
180- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
181- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
182  payload to CD at backup-time
183- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
184- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
185- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
186- made code more legible
187- fixed post-nuke support
188- fixed nfs support
189- fixed iso support
190- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
191  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
192- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
193- updated documentation
194- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
198- log newt, slang, ncurses info
199- updated man page
200- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
201- fixed serious NFS restore bug
202- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
203- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
204- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
205- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
206- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
207- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
208- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
209  instead of -I <paths> to backup
210- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
211  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
212- better location for manpage
213- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
214  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
215- sort -u fstab after modifying it
216- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
217- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
218- updated manpage
219- added -e support
222- new devel branch opened
226- fixed bug in multithreading
227- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
228- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
229- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
230- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
231  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
232- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
233- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
234- re-enabled extra tape checksums
235- disabled spurious warnings
236- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
237- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
238  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
239- added Makefile
240- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
241- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
242- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
243- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
244- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
248- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
249- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
250- lots of CD-related fixes
251- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
252- better handling of 'kill'
253- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
254- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
255- fixed
256- updated documentation
257- fixed .spec file
258- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
259- commented code
260- updated man page
261- added -v / --version flag
262- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
263- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
264- fixed BurnProof-related bug
265- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
266- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
267- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
268- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
269- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
270- included various patches from KP
271- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
272- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
273- fixed multi-tape bug
274- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
275- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
276- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
277  command-line parameters or not
278- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
279  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
280- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
281  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
282- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
288- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
289- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
290- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
291- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
292- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
293- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
294- lots of multitape-related fixes
295- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
296- if isodir does not exist then abort
297- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
298- exclude /root/images/mindi
299- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
300- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
301- restructured the source files
302- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
303  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
304- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
305- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
306- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
307- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
308- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
309- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
310- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
311  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
312- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
313  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
314  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
315- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
316- incorporate post-nuke tarball
317- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
318  in the event of end-of-tape
319- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
320  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
321- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
322  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
323  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
324- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
325- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
326- differential mode fixed; supported again
327- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
328- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
329- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
330- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
331- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
332  for kernel path+filename
333- misc clean-ups (Troff)
334- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
335- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
336- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
337- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
338- added lockfile
339- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
340- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
341- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
342- fixed bug in new '-s' code
343- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
344- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
345- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
346- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
347  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
348- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
349- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
350- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
351- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
352  not apparent from its filename' bug
353- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
354- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
355- fixed bug in --mbr
360v1.43-7 (STABLE)
361- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
362- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
363- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
364- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
365  various error checks; use with caution
366- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
367- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
368- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
369- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
370- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
371- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
372- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
373  live filesystem
374- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
375- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
376- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
377- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
378- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
383v1.42-3 (STABLE)
384- minor cosmetic enhancements
385- improved homedir-locating code
390v1.42-1 (STABLE)
391- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
392  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
393  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
394- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
395- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
396- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
397- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
398- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
399  ext2 or ext3 partitions
400- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
401- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
402- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
403- numerous cosmetic enhancements
404- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
409v1.41-1 (STABLE)
410- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
415v1.40-7 (STABLE)
416- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
417- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
418  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
419- abort if ramdisk not available
420- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
421- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
422- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
427v1.40-6 (STABLE)
428- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
429- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
430- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
431- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
432- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
433- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
434- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
439v1.40-5 (STABLE)
440- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
441- updated manpage
442- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
443- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
444- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
445- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
446  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
447- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
448- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
449- run post-nuke script if it exists
450- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
455v1.40-3 (STABLE)
456- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
457- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
458- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
459- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
460- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
461- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
462- exclude .journal files properly
463- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
468v1.40-2 (STABLE)
469- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
470- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
471- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
472- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
473- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
474- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
475- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
480v1.40-1 (STABLE)
481- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
482- cosmetic bugfixes
483- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
484- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
485- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
486  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
487- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
488- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
489- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
490- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
495v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
496- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
497- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
498- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
499- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
504v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
505- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
506- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
507- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
508  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
509- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
510- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
511- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
512  of 1.36 and earlier
513- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
514  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
515- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
516- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
517- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
522v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
523- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
524- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
525- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
526- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
527  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
528  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
529- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
530- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
531- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
532- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
533- better autodetection of CD writer
534- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
535- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
536- added --skip-floppies switch
537- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
542v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
543- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
544- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
545- include .spec file in tarball
546- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
547- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
548- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
549- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
550- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
551- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
552- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
553- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
554- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
555- files <16MB aren't chopped
556- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
557- (rudimentary) selective formatting
558- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
563v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
564- NFS backup+restore support
565- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
566- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
567- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
568- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
569- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
570- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
571  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
572  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
573- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
574- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
575- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
576  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
577- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
578- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
579- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
580- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
581- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
582- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
583- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
584- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
585- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
590v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
591- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
592- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
593- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
594- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
595- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
596- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
597- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
598  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
603v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
604- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
605- improved --verify switch's code
606- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
607- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
608- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
609- updated the FAQ
610- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
611- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
612- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
613- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
614- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
615- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
616- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
621v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
622- misc bugfixes
627v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
628- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
629- improved tape verification code
630- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
635v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
636- updated FAQ
637- experimental GRUB support
638- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
639- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
640- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
641- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
646v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
647- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
648- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
649- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
653v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
654- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
655- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
656- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
657- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
658- put quotes around chmod's parameter
659- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
660  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
661- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
662- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
663- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
664- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
665- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
666  or added since the last complete backup
671v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
672- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
673- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
674- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
675  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
676- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
677- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
682v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
683- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
684- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
685- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
686- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
687  boot-time
688- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
689  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
690- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
691- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
692  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
693- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
694- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
695- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
696- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
697- cleaned up compare + restore logging
698- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
703v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
704- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
705- exclude each device's lost+found directory
706- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
707- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
708  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
709  (cos there weren't any *g*)
710- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
711- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
712- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
713- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
714- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
715- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
716  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
717- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
718- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
719- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
720  there to mondo-tools.c
721- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
722  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
723- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
724- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
725- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
726  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
727- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
728- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
729- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
730- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
731  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
732  just end up looking very silly :)
737v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
738- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
739  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
740  the changes
741- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
742  to see if Mondo was installed properly
743- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
744- optimal set size is now 24MB
745- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
746- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
747- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
748  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
749- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
750  to configure the MBR
751- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
752- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
753- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
754- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
755  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
761- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
762- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
763- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
764- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
765- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
766  - missing else{}
767  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
768    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
769- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
770  with busybox's umount command
771- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
772  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
773- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
774- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
775  says s/he has modified the mountlist
776- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
777  picks up on the fact & reports it
778- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
779  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
780- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
781- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
787- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
788- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
794- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
795- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
796  mount, before it returns an error
797- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
798- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
799- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
800- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
801- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
802  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
803  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
804- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
805- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
806- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
807- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
808- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
809- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
810  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
816- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
817- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
818  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
819  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
820- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
821  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
822- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
823- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
824- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
825  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
826- has been tested successfully with the following distros
827  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
828  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
829- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
830  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
831- LVM support is stabilizing
832- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
833  mount/unmount the swap partitions
834- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
835- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
836  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
837- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
838- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
839  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
840- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
841  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
847- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
848  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
849- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
850- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
851- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
852  indicating time spent & remaining)
853- experimental LVM support
854- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
855- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
856- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
857- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
858- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
859- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
860  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
861- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
862  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
868- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
869- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
870  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
871- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
872- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
873- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
874- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
875  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
876- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
877- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
878  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
879- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
880  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
881- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
882- updated the FAQ
883- added code to verify ISO images
884- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
885  older versions of cdrecord
886- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
887  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
888- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
889- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
890- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
891- ported mondo-tarme to C
892  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
893  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
894  - shows '% done' when burning CD
895- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
896- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
897- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
898- up to 19 CD's may be created now
899- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
900- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
901- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
907- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
908- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
909- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
910- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
911  generate erroneous error messages
912- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
913  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
914  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
915- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
916  moved/changed, etc.
917- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
918- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
919  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
920- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
921- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
922  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
923- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
924  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
925  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
926  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
927- changed FIFO size to 20MB
928- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
929  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
930- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
931- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
932- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
933- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
934  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
935- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
936  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
937  mondo-restore
938- better post-run clean-up
939- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
940- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
941  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
942- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
943- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
949- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
950- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
951- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
952- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
953- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
954  been amended accordingly
955- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
956- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
957- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
958- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
959- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
960- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
961  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
962  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
963  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
964- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
965- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
966  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
967- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
968  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
969- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
970- updated the FAQ
976- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
977- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
978- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
979- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
980  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
981- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
982- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
983- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
984  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
985- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
986- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
987- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
988- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
989- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
990- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
991  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
992- updated the FAQ
993- working on Cuckoo Mode...
999- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1000- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1001- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1002  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1008- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1009- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1010- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1016- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1017- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1018  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1019- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1020- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1021- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1022  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1023  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1024    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1025  - mondo-restore.c works well
1026  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1027    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1028- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1029- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1030- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1031  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1032- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1038- now software-RAID compatible
1039- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1040- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1041- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1042  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1043  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1044- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1050- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1051- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1052- fixed
1058- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1059- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1060- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1061- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1067- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1068- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1069- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1070- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1071    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1072    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1073        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1074          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1075    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1076- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1077  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1078- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1079- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1080- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1081  last N days (N specified by user)
1087- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1088- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1089  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1090- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1091- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1092  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1093  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1094- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1095- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1096- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1097- RPM and SRPM published
1098- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1099- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1104- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1105  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1106- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1107  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1108- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1109  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1110- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1111- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1112- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1113- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1114- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1115- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1116- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1117- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1118- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1119- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1120- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1121  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1122- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1123  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1129- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1130- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1131- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1132- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1133- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1134- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1140- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1146- INSTALL script renamed to
1147- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1148- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1149- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1154- based on v0.976
1155- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1156- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1157- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1162- technical changes
1163  - 12MB ramdisk
1164  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1165  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1166  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1167  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1168  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1169  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1170    the requisite modules already
1171- extra facilities
1172  - ReiserFS support
1173  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1174    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1175- bugfixes
1176  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1177  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1178  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1179  - dummy burn mode is working again
1180  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1181    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1182  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1186v0.975 published
1187- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1188- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1189- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1190- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1191- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1192- removed devdump from overhead-list
1193- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1194- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1195- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1196- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1197- ramdisk is now 14MB
1201v0.972 published
1202- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1203  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1204- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1208v0.971 published
1209- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1210- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1211  sharing much better than before
1215v0.970 published
1216- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1217- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1218- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1219- auto-archive:-
1220    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1221    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1222      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1223    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1224    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1225    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1226    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1227      at backup-time and restore-time
1228    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1229- selective restore is finally fixed
1230- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1234v0.965 released
1235- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1236- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1237- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1238- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1242v0.964 released
1243- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1244- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1245- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1246- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1247- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1248- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1252v0.963 released
1253- ISO images are no longer padded
1254- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1255  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1256- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1257- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1258  want IDE optimization when restoring
1259- lots of work done on auto-archive
1260- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1261- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1262- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1263- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1264  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1265- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1266  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1267- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1268  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1272v0.962 released
1273- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1274- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1275- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1276- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1277- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1278- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1279- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1280- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1281- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1282- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1283- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1284- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1288v0.961 released
1289- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1290- default compression level is 4
1291- default verify level is 2
1292- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1293- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1294- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1295- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1299v0.960 released
1300- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1301- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1302- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1303  without being shouted at ;)
1304- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1305- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1306- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1307  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1308- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1309- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1310  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1313...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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