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1# $Id: ChangeLog 588 2006-05-29 09:47:20Z bcornec $
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3MONDO CHANGES
4
5v2.2.0 (2006-05-01)
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)
10- Internationalization (A huge thank to rene-marc dolhen
11  <rmd_at_mecreant.org> who achieved that big task)
12
132.0.8 (2006-05-25)
14- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
15- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
16  (Bruno Cornec)
17- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
19- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the
20  man pages and howto in minimal useful formats
21  (Bruno Cornec)
22- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
23- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
24- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
25- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when
26  assembling name for image file to verify
27  (Andree Leidenfrost)
28- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks
29  (still a problem for filenames with ')
30  (Bruno Cornec)
31- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries)
32  (Bruno Cornec)
33
342.0.7 (2006-03-10)
35- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
36  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
37- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
38- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
39  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
40  (Andree Leidenfrost)
41- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
42  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
43- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
44  (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
46- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
47- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
48- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
49- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
50- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
52  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
53- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
54- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
55- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
56
57v2.06 (2005-12-23)
58- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
59- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
60- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
61- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
62- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
63- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
64- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
65- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
66- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
67  (Andree Leidenfrost)
68- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
69- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
70- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
71  (Andree Leidenfrost)
72- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
73- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
74  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
75- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
76  (Bruno Cornec)
77- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
78- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
79- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
80- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
81- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
82  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
83- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
84  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
85- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
86- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
87- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
88  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
89
90v2.05 (2005-11-19)
91- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
92- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
93- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
94- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
95
96v2.04_berlios
97- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
98  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
99  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
100  (Bruno Cornec)
101- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
102- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
103- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
104  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
105
106v2.04
107- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
108  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
109
110   
111v2.03
112- better SLES8 support
113- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
114
115
116v2.02
117- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
118  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
119  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
120- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
121  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
122- better software RAID support
123- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
124- better star, ACL support
125- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
126
127
128v2.01
129- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
130- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
131  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
132- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
133- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
134
135
136v2.00
137- first 2.0 release
138- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
139- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
140- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
141- added xmondo pixmap installation
142- fixed -m and -Vc flags
143- fixed NTFS support!
144- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
145- added -devel package
146- made xmondo a second package
147- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
148- Clean up, added spanish translation
149- Set prefix to be /usr
150- added/fixed Requires
151- remove CVS directories prior to building
152- added 2.6 kernel support
153- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
154- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
155- added support for boot/root multi floppies
156- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
157- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
158  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
159- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
160  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
161- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
162- fixed lots of bugs
163- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
164  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
165- added grub-install.patched
166- removed embleer & other binaries
167- added '-b' to specify block size
168- added '-R' for star support
169
170
171v1.75
172- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
173- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
174- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
175  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
176- better magicdev support
177- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
178- DVD support added
179- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
180- fixed multi-tape support
181- re-implemented -D and -J
182- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
183  affected tape+floppy users
184- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
185  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
186- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
187- fixed some stray assert()'s
188- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
189- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
190- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
191- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
192  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
193- improved tape device detection code
194- better GRUB support
195- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
196- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
197- better logging
198- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
199- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
200- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
201- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
202- tweaked GUI - better feedback
203
204   
2051.74
206- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
207- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
208- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
209- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
210- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
211- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
212- ISO tweaks
213- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
214  funny German filenames from being handled properly
215- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
216- added rudimentary support for SME
217- added better label support
218- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
219- fixed spec file
220- reject -E /
221- added partimagehack to the mix
222   
223   
2241.73
225- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
226- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
227- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
228- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
229- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
230  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
231- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
232- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
233- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
234  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
235- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
236  to find their boot loader and type
237- improved which_boot_loader()
238- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
239  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
240- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
241  then offer user chance to choose another media source
242- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
243  mountlist to fill your drives
244- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
245- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
246- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
247  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
248- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
249- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
250- cleaned up segfault-handling
251- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
252- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
253- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
254- fixed interactive/textonly support
255- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
256- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
257- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
258- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
259   
260
261v1.72
262- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
263- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
264- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
265- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
266- removed duplicate entry from makefile
267- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
268- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
269- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
270- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
271- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
272- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
273  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
274- tweaked restore scripts tgz
275- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
276- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
277  payload to CD at backup-time
278- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
279- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
280- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
281- made code more legible
282- fixed post-nuke support
283- fixed nfs support
284- fixed iso support
285- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
286  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
287- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
288- updated documentation
289- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
290
291
292v1.71
293- log newt, slang, ncurses info
294- updated man page
295- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
296- fixed serious NFS restore bug
297- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
298- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
299- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
300- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
301- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
302- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
303- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
304  instead of -I <paths> to backup
305- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
306  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
307- better location for manpage
308- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
309  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
310- sort -u fstab after modifying it
311- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
312- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
313- updated manpage
314- added -e support
315
316v1.70
317- new devel branch opened
318
319
320v1.52
321- fixed bug in multithreading
322- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
323- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
324- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
325- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
326  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
327- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
328- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
329- re-enabled extra tape checksums
330- disabled spurious warnings
331- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
332- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
333  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
334- added Makefile
335- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
336- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
337- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
338- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
339- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
340
341
342v1.51
343- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
344- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
345- lots of CD-related fixes
346- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
347- better handling of 'kill'
348- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
349- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
350- fixed install.sh
351- updated documentation
352- fixed .spec file
353- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
354- commented code
355- updated man page
356- added -v / --version flag
357- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
358- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
359- fixed BurnProof-related bug
360- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
361- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
362- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
363- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
364- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
365- included various patches from KP
366- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
367- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
368- fixed multi-tape bug
369- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
370- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
371- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
372  command-line parameters or not
373- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
374  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
375- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
376  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
377- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
378
379
38009/08/2002
381""""""""""
382v1.50
383- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
384- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
385- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
386- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
387- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
388- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
389- lots of multitape-related fixes
390- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
391- if isodir does not exist then abort
392- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
393- exclude /root/images/mindi
394- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
395- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
396- restructured the source files
397- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
398  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
399- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
400- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
401- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
402- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
403- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
404- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
405- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
406  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
407- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
408  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
409  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
410- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
411- incorporate post-nuke tarball
412- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
413  in the event of end-of-tape
414- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
415  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
416- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
417  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
418  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
419- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
420- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
421- differential mode fixed; supported again
422- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
423- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
424- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
425- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
426- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
427  for kernel path+filename
428- misc clean-ups (Troff)
429- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
430- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
431- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
432- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
433- added lockfile
434- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
435- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
436- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
437- fixed bug in new '-s' code
438- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
439- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
440- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
441- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
442  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
443- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
444- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
445- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
446- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
447  not apparent from its filename' bug
448- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
449- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
450- fixed bug in --mbr
451
452
45306-04-2002
454""""""""""
455v1.43-7 (STABLE)
456- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
457- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
458- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
459- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
460  various error checks; use with caution
461- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
462- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
463- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
464- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
465- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
466- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
467- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
468  live filesystem
469- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
470- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
471- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
472- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
473- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
474
475
47604-12-2002
477""""""""""
478v1.42-3 (STABLE)
479- minor cosmetic enhancements
480- improved homedir-locating code
481
482
48304-07-2002
484""""""""""
485v1.42-1 (STABLE)
486- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
487  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
488  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
489- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
490- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
491- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
492- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
493- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
494  ext2 or ext3 partitions
495- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
496- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
497- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
498- numerous cosmetic enhancements
499- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
500   
501
50203-21-2002
503""""""""""
504v1.41-1 (STABLE)
505- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
506
507
50803-10-2002
509""""""""""
510v1.40-7 (STABLE)
511- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
512- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
513  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
514- abort if ramdisk not available
515- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
516- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
517- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
518
519
52003-03-2002
521""""""""""
522v1.40-6 (STABLE)
523- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
524- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
525- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
526- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
527- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
528- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
529- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
530
531
53202-24-2002
533""""""""""
534v1.40-5 (STABLE)
535- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
536- updated manpage
537- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
538- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
539- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
540- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
541  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
542- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
543- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
544- run post-nuke script if it exists
545- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
546   
547
54802-17-2002
549""""""""""
550v1.40-3 (STABLE)
551- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
552- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
553- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
554- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
555- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
556- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
557- exclude .journal files properly
558- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
559
560
56102-11-2002
562""""""""""
563v1.40-2 (STABLE)
564- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
565- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
566- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
567- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
568- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
569- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
570- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
571
572
57302-10-2002
574""""""""""
575v1.40-1 (STABLE)
576- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
577- cosmetic bugfixes
578- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
579- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
580- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
581  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
582- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
583- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
584- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
585- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
586
587   
58802-07-2002
589""""""""""
590v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
591- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
592- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
593- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
594- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
595
596
59702-06-2002
598""""""""""
599v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
600- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
601- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
602- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
603  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
604- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
605- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
606- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
607  of 1.36 and earlier
608- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
609  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
610- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
611- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
612- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
613
614
61501-25-2002
616""""""""""
617v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
618- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
619- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
620- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
621- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
622  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
623  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
624- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
625- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
626- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
627- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
628- better autodetection of CD writer
629- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
630- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
631- added --skip-floppies switch
632- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
633
634
63501-20-2002
636""""""""""
637v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
638- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
639- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
640- include .spec file in tarball
641- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
642- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
643- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
644- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
645- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
646- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
647- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
648- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
649- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
650- files <16MB aren't chopped
651- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
652- (rudimentary) selective formatting
653- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
654
655
65601-10-2002
657""""""""""
658v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
659- NFS backup+restore support
660- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
661- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
662- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
663- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
664- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
665- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
666  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
667  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
668- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
669- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
670- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
671  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
672- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
673- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
674- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
675- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
676- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
677- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
678- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
679- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
680- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
681
682
68312-25-2001
684""""""""""
685v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
686- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
687- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
688- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
689- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
690- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
691- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
692- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
693  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
694
695
69612-19-2001
697""""""""""
698v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
699- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
700- improved --verify switch's code
701- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
702- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
703- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
704- updated the FAQ
705- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
706- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
707- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
708- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
709- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
710- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
711- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
712
713
71412-15-2001
715""""""""""
716v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
717- misc bugfixes
718
719
72012-14-2001
721""""""""""
722v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
723- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
724- improved tape verification code
725- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
726
727
72812-13-2001
729""""""""""
730v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
731- updated FAQ
732- experimental GRUB support
733- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
734- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
735- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
736- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
737
738
73912-12-2001
740""""""""""
741v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
742- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
743- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
744- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
745
74612-12-2001
747""""""""""
748v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
749- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
750- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
751- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
752- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
753- put quotes around chmod's parameter
754- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
755  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
756- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
757- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
758- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
759- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
760- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
761  or added since the last complete backup
762
763
76412-09-2001
765""""""""""
766v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
767- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
768- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
769- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
770  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
771- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
772- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
773
774
77512-09-2001
776""""""""""
777v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
778- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
779- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
780- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
781- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
782  boot-time
783- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
784  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
785- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
786- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
787  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
788- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
789- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
790- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
791- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
792- cleaned up compare + restore logging
793- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
794
795
79612-04-2001
797""""""""""
798v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
799- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
800- exclude each device's lost+found directory
801- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
802- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
803  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
804  (cos there weren't any *g*)
805- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
806- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
807- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
808- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
809- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
810- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
811  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
812- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
813- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
814- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
815  there to mondo-tools.c
816- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
817  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
818- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
819- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
820- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
821  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
822- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
823- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
824- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
825- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
826  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
827  just end up looking very silly :)
828
829
83011-28-2001
831""""""""""
832v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
833- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
834  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
835  the changes
836- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
837  to see if Mondo was installed properly
838- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
839- optimal set size is now 24MB
840- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
841- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
842- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
843  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
844- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
845  to configure the MBR
846- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
847- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
848- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
849- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
850  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
851
852
85311-14-2001
854""""""""""
855v1.19
856- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
857- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
858- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
859- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
860- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
861  - missing else{}
862  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
863    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
864- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
865  with busybox's umount command
866- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
867  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
868- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
869- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
870  says s/he has modified the mountlist
871- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
872  picks up on the fact & reports it
873- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
874  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
875- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
876- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
877
878
87910-28-2001
880""""""""""
881v1.18
882- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
883- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
884
885
88610-20-2001
887""""""""""
888v1.17
889- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
890- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
891  mount, before it returns an error
892- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
893- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
894- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
895- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
896- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
897  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
898  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
899- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
900- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
901- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
902- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
903- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
904- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
905  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
906
907
90810-10-2001
909""""""""""
910v1.16
911- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
912- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
913  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
914  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
915- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
916  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
917- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
918- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
919- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
920  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
921- has been tested successfully with the following distros
922  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
923  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
924- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
925  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
926- LVM support is stabilizing
927- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
928  mount/unmount the swap partitions
929- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
930- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
931  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
932- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
933- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
934  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
935- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
936  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
937
938
93909-28-2001
940""""""""""
941v1.15
942- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
943  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
944- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
945- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
946- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
947  indicating time spent & remaining)
948- experimental LVM support
949- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
950- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
951- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
952- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
953- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
954- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
955  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
956- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
957  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
958
959
96009-18-2001
961""""""""""
962v1.14
963- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
964- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
965  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
966- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
967- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
968- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
969- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
970  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
971- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
972- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
973  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
974- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
975  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
976- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
977- updated the FAQ
978- added code to verify ISO images
979- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
980  older versions of cdrecord
981- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
982  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
983- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
984- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
985- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
986- ported mondo-tarme to C
987  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
988  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
989  - shows '% done' when burning CD
990- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
991- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
992- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
993- up to 19 CD's may be created now
994- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
995- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
996- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
997
998
99909-01-2001
1000""""""""""
1001v1.13
1002- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
1003- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
1004- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
1005- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
1006  generate erroneous error messages
1007- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
1008  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
1009  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
1010- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
1011  moved/changed, etc.
1012- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
1013- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
1014  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
1015- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
1016- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
1017  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
1018- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
1019  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
1020  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
1021  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
1022- changed FIFO size to 20MB
1023- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
1024  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
1025- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
1026- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
1027- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
1028- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
1029  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
1030- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
1031  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
1032  mondo-restore
1033- better post-run clean-up
1034- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1035- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1036  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1037- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1038- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1039
1040
104108-18-2001
1042""""""""""
1043v1.12
1044- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1045- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1046- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1047- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1048- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1049  been amended accordingly
1050- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1051- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1052- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1053- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1054- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1055- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1056  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1057  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1058  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1059- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1060- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1061  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1062- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1063  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1064- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1065- updated the FAQ
1066
1067
106808-12-2001
1069""""""""""
1070v1.10
1071- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1072- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1073- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1074- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1075  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1076- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1077- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1078- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1079  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1080- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1081- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1082- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1083- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1084- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1085- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1086  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1087- updated the FAQ
1088- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1089
1090
109108-02-2001
1092""""""""""
1093v1.09
1094- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1095- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1096- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1097  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1098
1099
110007-28-2001
1101""""""""""
1102v1.08
1103- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1104- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1105- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1106
1107
110807-22-2001
1109""""""""""
1110v1.07
1111- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1112- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1113  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1114- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1115- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1116- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1117  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1118  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1119    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1120  - mondo-restore.c works well
1121  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1122    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1123- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1124- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1125- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1126  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1127- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1128
1129
113007-19-2001
1131""""""""""
1132v1.06
1133- now software-RAID compatible
1134- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1135- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1136- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1137  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1138  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1139- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1140
1141
114207-16-2001
1143""""""""""
1144v1.05
1145- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1146- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1147- fixed install.sh
1148
1149
115007-15-2001
1151""""""""""
1152v1.04
1153- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1154- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1155- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1156- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1157
1158
115907-14-2001
1160""""""""""
1161v1.03
1162- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1163- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1164- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1165- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1166    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1167    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1168        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1169          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1170    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1171- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1172  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1173- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1174- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1175- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1176  last N days (N specified by user)
1177
1178
117907-07-2001
1180""""""""""
1181v1.02
1182- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1183- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1184  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1185- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1186- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1187  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1188  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1189- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1190- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1191- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1192- RPM and SRPM published
1193- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1194- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1195
119607-04-2001
1197""""""""""
1198v1.00
1199- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1200  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1201- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1202  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1203- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1204  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1205- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1206- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1207- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1208- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1209- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1210- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1211- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1212- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1213- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1214- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1215- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1216  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1217- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1218  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1219
1220
122103-15-2001
1222""""""""""
1223v0.99
1224- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1225- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1226- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1227- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1228- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1229- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1230
1231
123203-06-2001
1233""""""""""
1234v0.981
1235- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1236
1237
123802-26-2001
1239""""""""""
1240v0.98
1241- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1242- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1243- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1244- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1245
124602-28-2001
1247""""""""""
1248v0.977
1249- based on v0.976
1250- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1251- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1252- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1253
125409-01-2000
1255""""""""""
1256v0.976
1257- technical changes
1258  - 12MB ramdisk
1259  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1260  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1261  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1262  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1263  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1264  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1265    the requisite modules already
1266- extra facilities
1267  - ReiserFS support
1268  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1269    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1270- bugfixes
1271  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1272  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1273  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1274  - dummy burn mode is working again
1275  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1276    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1277  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1278
127907-03-2000
1280""""""""""
1281v0.975 published
1282- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1283- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1284- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1285- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1286- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1287- removed devdump from overhead-list
1288- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1289- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1290- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1291- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1292- ramdisk is now 14MB
1293
129406-16-2000
1295""""""""""
1296v0.972 published
1297- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1298  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1299- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1300
130106-14-2000
1302""""""""""
1303v0.971 published
1304- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1305- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1306  sharing much better than before
1307
130806-10-2000
1309""""""""""
1310v0.970 published
1311- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1312- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1313- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1314- auto-archive:-
1315    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1316    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1317      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1318    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1319    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1320    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1321    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1322      at backup-time and restore-time
1323    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1324- selective restore is finally fixed
1325- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1326
132706-03-2000
1328""""""""""
1329v0.965 released
1330- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1331- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1332- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1333- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1334
133506-02-2000
1336""""""""""
1337v0.964 released
1338- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1339- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1340- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1341- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1342- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1343- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1344
134505-31-2000
1346""""""""""
1347v0.963 released
1348- ISO images are no longer padded
1349- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1350  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1351- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1352- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1353  want IDE optimization when restoring
1354- lots of work done on auto-archive
1355- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1356- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1357- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1358- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1359  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1360- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1361  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1362- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1363  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1364
136505-25-2000
1366""""""""""
1367v0.962 released
1368- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1369- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1370- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1371- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1372- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1373- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1374- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1375- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1376- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1377- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1378- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1379- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1380
138105-23-2000
1382""""""""""
1383v0.961 released
1384- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1385- default compression level is 4
1386- default verify level is 2
1387- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1388- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1389- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1390- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1391
139205-22-2000
1393""""""""""
1394v0.960 released
1395- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1396- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1397- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1398  without being shouted at ;)
1399- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1400- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1401- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1402  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1403- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1404- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1405  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1406
1407[snip]
1408...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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