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6- indent on source files
7- asprintf used instead of malloc_string + sprintf/strcpy/strcat without
8  verifications. Optimisations on memory consumption (allocate only size
9  needed + remove memory leaks)
11v2.2.0 (2006-05-01)
14- Internationalization (A huge thank to rene-marc dolhen
15<> who achieved that big task)
16- Fixed verify for NFS (Andree Leidenfrost)
17- Fix for Bug #6975 (Bruno Cornec)
18- Fix a bug when restoring interactively and having file names with blank
19  (Bruno Cornec)
20- Fix options -I and -E of mondoarchive which were not working
21  (Bruno Cornec)
22- Removed 'ax' options from ps call in busybox (Andree Leidenfrost)
24v2.0.7 (2006-02-23)
25- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
26  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
27- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
28- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
29  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
30  (Andree Leidenfrost)
31- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
32  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
33- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
34  (Andree Leidenfrost)
35- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
37v2.06 (2005-12-23)
38- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
39- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
40- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
41- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
42- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
43- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
44- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
45- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
46- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
47  (Andree Leidenfrost)
48- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
49- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
50- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
51  (Andree Leidenfrost)
52- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
53- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
54  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
55- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
56  (Bruno Cornec)
57- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
58- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
59- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
60- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
61- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
62  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
63- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
64  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
65- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
66- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
67- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
68  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
70v2.05 (2005-11-19)
71- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
72- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
73- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
74- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
77- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
78  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
79  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
80  (Bruno Cornec)
81- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
82- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
83- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
84  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
87- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
88  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
92- better SLES8 support
93- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
97- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
98  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
99  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
100- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
101  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
102- better software RAID support
103- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
104- better star, ACL support
105- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
109- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
110- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
111  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
112- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
113- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
117- first 2.0 release
118- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
119- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
120- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
121- added xmondo pixmap installation
122- fixed -m and -Vc flags
123- fixed NTFS support!
124- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
125- added -devel package
126- made xmondo a second package
127- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
128- Clean up, added spanish translation
129- Set prefix to be /usr
130- added/fixed Requires
131- remove CVS directories prior to building
132- added 2.6 kernel support
133- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
134- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
135- added support for boot/root multi floppies
136- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
137- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
138  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
139- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
140  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
141- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
142- fixed lots of bugs
143- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
144  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
145- added grub-install.patched
146- removed embleer & other binaries
147- added '-b' to specify block size
148- added '-R' for star support
152- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
153- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
154- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
155  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
156- better magicdev support
157- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
158- DVD support added
159- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
160- fixed multi-tape support
161- re-implemented -D and -J
162- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
163  affected tape+floppy users
164- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
165  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
172  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
173- improved tape device detection code
174- better GRUB support
175- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
176- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
177- better logging
178- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
179- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
180- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
181- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
182- tweaked GUI - better feedback
186- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
187- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
188- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
189- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
190- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
191- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
192- ISO tweaks
193- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
194  funny German filenames from being handled properly
195- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
196- added rudimentary support for SME
197- added better label support
198- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
199- fixed spec file
200- reject -E /
201- added partimagehack to the mix
205- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
206- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
207- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
208- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
209- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
210  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
211- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
212- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
213- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
214  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
215- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
216  to find their boot loader and type
217- improved which_boot_loader()
218- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
219  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
220- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
221  then offer user chance to choose another media source
222- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
223  mountlist to fill your drives
224- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
225- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
226- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
227  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
228- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
229- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
230- cleaned up segfault-handling
231- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
232- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
233- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
234- fixed interactive/textonly support
235- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
236- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
237- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
238- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
242- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
243- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
244- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
245- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
246- removed duplicate entry from makefile
247- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
248- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
249- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
250- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
251- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
252- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
253  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
254- tweaked restore scripts tgz
255- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
256- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
257  payload to CD at backup-time
258- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
259- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
260- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
261- made code more legible
262- fixed post-nuke support
263- fixed nfs support
264- fixed iso support
265- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
266  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
267- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
268- updated documentation
269- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
273- log newt, slang, ncurses info
274- updated man page
275- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
276- fixed serious NFS restore bug
277- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
278- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
279- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
280- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
281- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
282- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
283- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
284  instead of -I <paths> to backup
285- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
286  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
287- better location for manpage
288- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
289  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
290- sort -u fstab after modifying it
291- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
292- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
293- updated manpage
294- added -e support
297- new devel branch opened
301- fixed bug in multithreading
302- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
303- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
304- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
305- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
306  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
307- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
308- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
309- re-enabled extra tape checksums
310- disabled spurious warnings
311- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
312- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
313  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
314- added Makefile
315- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
316- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
317- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
318- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
319- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
323- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
324- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
325- lots of CD-related fixes
326- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
327- better handling of 'kill'
328- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
329- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
330- fixed
331- updated documentation
332- fixed .spec file
333- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
334- commented code
335- updated man page
336- added -v / --version flag
337- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
338- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
339- fixed BurnProof-related bug
340- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
341- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
342- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
343- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
344- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
345- included various patches from KP
346- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
347- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
348- fixed multi-tape bug
349- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
350- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
351- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
352  command-line parameters or not
353- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
354  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
355- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
356  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
357- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
363- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
364- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
365- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
366- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
367- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
368- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
369- lots of multitape-related fixes
370- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
371- if isodir does not exist then abort
372- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
373- exclude /root/images/mindi
374- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
375- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
376- restructured the source files
377- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
378  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
379- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
380- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
381- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
382- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
383- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
384- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
385- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
386  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
387- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
388  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
389  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
390- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
391- incorporate post-nuke tarball
392- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
393  in the event of end-of-tape
394- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
395  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
396- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
397  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
398  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
399- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
400- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
401- differential mode fixed; supported again
402- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
403- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
404- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
405- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
406- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
407  for kernel path+filename
408- misc clean-ups (Troff)
409- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
410- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
411- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
412- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
413- added lockfile
414- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
415- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
416- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
417- fixed bug in new '-s' code
418- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
419- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
420- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
421- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
422  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
423- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
424- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
425- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
426- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
427  not apparent from its filename' bug
428- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
429- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
430- fixed bug in --mbr
435v1.43-7 (STABLE)
436- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
437- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
438- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
439- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
440  various error checks; use with caution
441- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
442- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
443- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
444- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
445- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
446- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
447- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
448  live filesystem
449- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
450- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
451- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
452- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
453- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
458v1.42-3 (STABLE)
459- minor cosmetic enhancements
460- improved homedir-locating code
465v1.42-1 (STABLE)
466- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
467  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
468  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
469- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
470- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
471- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
472- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
473- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
474  ext2 or ext3 partitions
475- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
476- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
477- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
478- numerous cosmetic enhancements
479- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
484v1.41-1 (STABLE)
485- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
490v1.40-7 (STABLE)
491- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
492- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
493  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
494- abort if ramdisk not available
495- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
496- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
497- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
502v1.40-6 (STABLE)
503- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
504- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
505- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
506- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
507- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
508- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
509- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
514v1.40-5 (STABLE)
515- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
516- updated manpage
517- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
518- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
519- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
520- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
521  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
522- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
523- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
524- run post-nuke script if it exists
525- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
530v1.40-3 (STABLE)
531- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
532- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
533- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
534- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
535- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
536- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
537- exclude .journal files properly
538- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
543v1.40-2 (STABLE)
544- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
545- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
546- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
547- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
548- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
549- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
550- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
555v1.40-1 (STABLE)
556- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
557- cosmetic bugfixes
558- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
559- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
560- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
561  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
562- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
563- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
564- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
565- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
570v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
571- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
572- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
573- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
574- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
579v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
580- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
581- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
582- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
583  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
584- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
585- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
586- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
587  of 1.36 and earlier
588- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
589  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
590- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
591- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
592- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
597v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
598- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
599- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
600- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
601- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
602  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
603  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
604- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
605- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
606- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
607- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
608- better autodetection of CD writer
609- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
610- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
611- added --skip-floppies switch
612- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
617v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
618- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
619- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
620- include .spec file in tarball
621- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
622- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
623- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
624- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
625- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
626- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
627- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
628- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
629- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
630- files <16MB aren't chopped
631- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
632- (rudimentary) selective formatting
633- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
638v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
639- NFS backup+restore support
640- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
641- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
642- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
643- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
644- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
645- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
646  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
647  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
648- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
649- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
650- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
651  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
652- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
653- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
654- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
655- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
656- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
657- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
658- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
659- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
660- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
665v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
666- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
667- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
668- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
669- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
670- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
671- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
672- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
673  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
678v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
679- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
680- improved --verify switch's code
681- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
682- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
683- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
684- updated the FAQ
685- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
686- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
687- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
688- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
689- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
690- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
691- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
696v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
697- misc bugfixes
702v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
703- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
704- improved tape verification code
705- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
710v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
711- updated FAQ
712- experimental GRUB support
713- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
714- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
715- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
716- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
721v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
722- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
723- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
724- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
728v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
729- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
730- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
731- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
732- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
733- put quotes around chmod's parameter
734- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
735  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
736- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
737- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
738- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
739- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
740- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
741  or added since the last complete backup
746v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
747- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
748- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
749- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
750  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
751- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
752- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
757v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
758- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
759- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
760- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
761- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
762  boot-time
763- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
764  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
765- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
766- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
767  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
768- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
769- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
770- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
771- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
772- cleaned up compare + restore logging
773- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
778v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
779- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
780- exclude each device's lost+found directory
781- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
782- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
783  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
784  (cos there weren't any *g*)
785- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
786- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
787- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
788- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
789- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
790- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
791  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
792- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
793- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
794- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
795  there to mondo-tools.c
796- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
797  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
798- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
799- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
800- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
801  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
802- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
803- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
804- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
805- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
806  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
807  just end up looking very silly :)
812v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
813- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
814  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
815  the changes
816- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
817  to see if Mondo was installed properly
818- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
819- optimal set size is now 24MB
820- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
821- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
822- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
823  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
824- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
825  to configure the MBR
826- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
827- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
828- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
829- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
830  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
836- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
837- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
838- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
839- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
840- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
841  - missing else{}
842  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
843    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
844- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
845  with busybox's umount command
846- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
847  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
848- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
849- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
850  says s/he has modified the mountlist
851- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
852  picks up on the fact & reports it
853- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
854  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
855- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
856- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
862- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
863- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
869- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
870- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
871  mount, before it returns an error
872- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
873- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
874- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
875- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
876- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
877  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
878  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
879- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
880- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
881- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
882- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
883- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
884- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
885  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
891- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
892- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
893  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
894  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
895- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
896  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
897- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
898- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
899- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
900  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
901- has been tested successfully with the following distros
902  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
903  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
904- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
905  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
906- LVM support is stabilizing
907- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
908  mount/unmount the swap partitions
909- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
910- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
911  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
912- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
913- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
914  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
915- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
916  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
922- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
923  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
924- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
925- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
926- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
927  indicating time spent & remaining)
928- experimental LVM support
929- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
930- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
931- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
932- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
933- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
934- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
935  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
936- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
937  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
943- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
944- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
945  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
946- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
947- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
948- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
949- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
950  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
951- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
952- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
953  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
954- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
955  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
956- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
957- updated the FAQ
958- added code to verify ISO images
959- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
960  older versions of cdrecord
961- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
962  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
963- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
964- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
965- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
966- ported mondo-tarme to C
967  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
968  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
969  - shows '% done' when burning CD
970- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
971- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
972- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
973- up to 19 CD's may be created now
974- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
975- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
976- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
982- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
983- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
984- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
985- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
986  generate erroneous error messages
987- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
988  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
989  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
990- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
991  moved/changed, etc.
992- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
993- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
994  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
995- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
996- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
997  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
998- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
999  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
1000  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
1001  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
1002- changed FIFO size to 20MB
1003- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
1004  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
1005- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
1006- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
1007- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
1008- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
1009  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
1010- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
1011  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
1012  mondo-restore
1013- better post-run clean-up
1014- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1015- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1016  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1017- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1018- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1024- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1025- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1026- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1027- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1028- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1029  been amended accordingly
1030- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1031- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1032- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1033- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1034- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1035- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1036  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1037  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1038  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1039- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1040- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1041  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1042- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1043  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1044- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1045- updated the FAQ
1051- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1052- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1053- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1054- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1055  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1056- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1057- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1058- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1059  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1060- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1061- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1062- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1063- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1064- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1065- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1066  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1067- updated the FAQ
1068- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1074- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1075- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1076- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1077  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1083- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1084- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1085- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1091- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1092- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1093  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1094- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1095- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1096- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1097  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1098  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1099    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1100  - mondo-restore.c works well
1101  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1102    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1103- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1104- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1105- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1106  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1107- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1113- now software-RAID compatible
1114- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1115- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1116- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1117  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1118  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1119- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1125- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1126- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1127- fixed
1133- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1134- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1135- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1136- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1142- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1143- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1144- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1145- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1146    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1147    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1148        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1149          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1150    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1151- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1152  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1153- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1154- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1155- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1156  last N days (N specified by user)
1162- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1163- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1164  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1165- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1166- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1167  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1168  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1169- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1170- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1171- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1172- RPM and SRPM published
1173- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1174- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1179- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1180  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1181- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1182  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1183- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1184  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1185- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1186- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1187- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1188- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1189- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1190- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1191- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1192- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1193- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1194- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1195- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1196  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1197- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1198  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1204- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1205- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1206- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1207- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1208- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1209- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1215- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1221- INSTALL script renamed to
1222- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1223- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1224- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1229- based on v0.976
1230- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1231- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1232- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1237- technical changes
1238  - 12MB ramdisk
1239  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1240  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1241  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1242  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1243  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1244  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1245    the requisite modules already
1246- extra facilities
1247  - ReiserFS support
1248  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1249    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1250- bugfixes
1251  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1252  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1253  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1254  - dummy burn mode is working again
1255  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1256    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1257  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1261v0.975 published
1262- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1263- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1264- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1265- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1266- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1267- removed devdump from overhead-list
1268- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1269- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1270- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1271- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1272- ramdisk is now 14MB
1276v0.972 published
1277- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1278  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1279- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1283v0.971 published
1284- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1285- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1286  sharing much better than before
1290v0.970 published
1291- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1292- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1293- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1294- auto-archive:-
1295    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1296    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1297      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1298    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1299    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1300    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1301    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1302      at backup-time and restore-time
1303    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1304- selective restore is finally fixed
1305- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1309v0.965 released
1310- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1311- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1312- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1313- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1317v0.964 released
1318- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1319- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1320- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1321- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1322- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1323- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1327v0.963 released
1328- ISO images are no longer padded
1329- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1330  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1331- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1332- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1333  want IDE optimization when restoring
1334- lots of work done on auto-archive
1335- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1336- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1337- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1338- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1339  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1340- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1341  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1342- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1343  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1347v0.962 released
1348- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1349- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1350- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1351- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1352- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1353- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1354- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1355- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1356- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1357- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1358- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1359- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1363v0.961 released
1364- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1365- default compression level is 4
1366- default verify level is 2
1367- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1368- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1369- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1370- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1374v0.960 released
1375- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1376- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1377- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1378  without being shouted at ;)
1379- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1380- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1381- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1382  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1383- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1384- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1385  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1388...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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