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1# $Id: ChangeLog 618 2006-06-02 22:16:18Z bcornec $
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3MONDO CHANGES
4
5v2.2.0 (2006-06-02)
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
132.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
14- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
15  (Bruno Cornec)
16
172.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
18- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
19- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
20  (Bruno Cornec)
21- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
22- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
23- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the
24  man pages and howto in minimal useful formats
25  (Bruno Cornec)
26- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
27- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
28- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
29- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when
30  assembling name for image file to verify
31  (Andree Leidenfrost)
32- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks
33  (still a problem for filenames with ')
34  (Bruno Cornec)
35- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries)
36  (Bruno Cornec)
37
382.0.7 (2006-03-10)
39- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
40  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
41- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
42- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
43  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
44  (Andree Leidenfrost)
45- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
46  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
47- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
48  (Andree Leidenfrost)
49- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
50- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
52- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
53- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
54- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
56  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
57- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
58- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
59- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
60
61v2.06 (2005-12-23)
62- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
63- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
64- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
65- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
66- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
67- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
68- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
69- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
70- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
71  (Andree Leidenfrost)
72- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
73- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
74- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
75  (Andree Leidenfrost)
76- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
77- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
78  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
79- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
80  (Bruno Cornec)
81- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
82- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
83- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
84- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
85- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
86  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
87- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
88  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
89- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
90- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
91- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
92  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
93
94v2.05 (2005-11-19)
95- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
96- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
97- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
98- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
99
100v2.04_berlios
101- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
102  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
103  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
104  (Bruno Cornec)
105- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
106- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
107- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
108  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
109
110v2.04
111- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
112  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
113
114   
115v2.03
116- better SLES8 support
117- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
118
119
120v2.02
121- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
122  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
123  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
124- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
125  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
126- better software RAID support
127- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
128- better star, ACL support
129- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
130
131
132v2.01
133- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
134- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
135  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
136- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
137- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
138
139
140v2.00
141- first 2.0 release
142- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
143- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
144- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
145- added xmondo pixmap installation
146- fixed -m and -Vc flags
147- fixed NTFS support!
148- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
149- added -devel package
150- made xmondo a second package
151- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
152- Clean up, added spanish translation
153- Set prefix to be /usr
154- added/fixed Requires
155- remove CVS directories prior to building
156- added 2.6 kernel support
157- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
158- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
159- added support for boot/root multi floppies
160- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
161- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
162  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
163- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
164  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
165- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
166- fixed lots of bugs
167- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
168  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
169- added grub-install.patched
170- removed embleer & other binaries
171- added '-b' to specify block size
172- added '-R' for star support
173
174
175v1.75
176- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
177- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
178- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
179  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
180- better magicdev support
181- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
182- DVD support added
183- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
184- fixed multi-tape support
185- re-implemented -D and -J
186- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
187  affected tape+floppy users
188- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
189  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
190- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
191- fixed some stray assert()'s
192- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
193- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
194- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
195- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
196  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
197- improved tape device detection code
198- better GRUB support
199- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
200- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
201- better logging
202- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
203- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
204- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
205- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
206- tweaked GUI - better feedback
207
208   
2091.74
210- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
211- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
212- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
213- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
214- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
215- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
216- ISO tweaks
217- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
218  funny German filenames from being handled properly
219- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
220- added rudimentary support for SME
221- added better label support
222- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
223- fixed spec file
224- reject -E /
225- added partimagehack to the mix
226   
227   
2281.73
229- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
230- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
231- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
232- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
233- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
234  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
235- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
236- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
237- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
238  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
239- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
240  to find their boot loader and type
241- improved which_boot_loader()
242- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
243  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
244- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
245  then offer user chance to choose another media source
246- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
247  mountlist to fill your drives
248- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
249- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
250- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
251  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
252- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
253- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
254- cleaned up segfault-handling
255- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
256- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
257- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
258- fixed interactive/textonly support
259- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
260- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
261- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
262- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
263   
264
265v1.72
266- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
267- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
268- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
269- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
270- removed duplicate entry from makefile
271- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
272- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
273- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
274- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
275- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
276- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
277  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
278- tweaked restore scripts tgz
279- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
280- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
281  payload to CD at backup-time
282- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
283- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
284- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
285- made code more legible
286- fixed post-nuke support
287- fixed nfs support
288- fixed iso support
289- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
290  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
291- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
292- updated documentation
293- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
294
295
296v1.71
297- log newt, slang, ncurses info
298- updated man page
299- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
300- fixed serious NFS restore bug
301- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
302- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
303- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
304- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
305- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
306- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
307- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
308  instead of -I <paths> to backup
309- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
310  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
311- better location for manpage
312- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
313  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
314- sort -u fstab after modifying it
315- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
316- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
317- updated manpage
318- added -e support
319
320v1.70
321- new devel branch opened
322
323
324v1.52
325- fixed bug in multithreading
326- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
327- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
328- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
329- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
330  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
331- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
332- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
333- re-enabled extra tape checksums
334- disabled spurious warnings
335- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
336- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
337  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
338- added Makefile
339- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
340- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
341- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
342- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
343- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
344
345
346v1.51
347- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
348- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
349- lots of CD-related fixes
350- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
351- better handling of 'kill'
352- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
353- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
354- fixed install.sh
355- updated documentation
356- fixed .spec file
357- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
358- commented code
359- updated man page
360- added -v / --version flag
361- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
362- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
363- fixed BurnProof-related bug
364- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
365- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
366- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
367- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
368- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
369- included various patches from KP
370- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
371- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
372- fixed multi-tape bug
373- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
374- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
375- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
376  command-line parameters or not
377- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
378  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
379- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
380  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
381- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
382
383
38409/08/2002
385""""""""""
386v1.50
387- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
388- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
389- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
390- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
391- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
392- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
393- lots of multitape-related fixes
394- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
395- if isodir does not exist then abort
396- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
397- exclude /root/images/mindi
398- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
399- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
400- restructured the source files
401- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
402  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
403- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
404- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
405- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
406- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
407- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
408- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
409- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
410  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
411- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
412  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
413  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
414- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
415- incorporate post-nuke tarball
416- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
417  in the event of end-of-tape
418- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
419  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
420- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
421  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
422  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
423- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
424- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
425- differential mode fixed; supported again
426- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
427- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
428- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
429- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
430- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
431  for kernel path+filename
432- misc clean-ups (Troff)
433- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
434- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
435- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
436- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
437- added lockfile
438- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
439- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
440- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
441- fixed bug in new '-s' code
442- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
443- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
444- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
445- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
446  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
447- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
448- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
449- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
450- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
451  not apparent from its filename' bug
452- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
453- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
454- fixed bug in --mbr
455
456
45706-04-2002
458""""""""""
459v1.43-7 (STABLE)
460- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
461- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
462- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
463- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
464  various error checks; use with caution
465- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
466- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
467- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
468- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
469- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
470- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
471- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
472  live filesystem
473- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
474- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
475- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
476- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
477- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
478
479
48004-12-2002
481""""""""""
482v1.42-3 (STABLE)
483- minor cosmetic enhancements
484- improved homedir-locating code
485
486
48704-07-2002
488""""""""""
489v1.42-1 (STABLE)
490- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
491  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
492  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
493- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
494- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
495- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
496- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
497- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
498  ext2 or ext3 partitions
499- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
500- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
501- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
502- numerous cosmetic enhancements
503- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
504   
505
50603-21-2002
507""""""""""
508v1.41-1 (STABLE)
509- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
510
511
51203-10-2002
513""""""""""
514v1.40-7 (STABLE)
515- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
516- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
517  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
518- abort if ramdisk not available
519- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
520- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
521- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
522
523
52403-03-2002
525""""""""""
526v1.40-6 (STABLE)
527- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
528- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
529- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
530- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
531- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
532- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
533- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
534
535
53602-24-2002
537""""""""""
538v1.40-5 (STABLE)
539- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
540- updated manpage
541- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
542- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
543- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
544- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
545  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
546- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
547- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
548- run post-nuke script if it exists
549- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
550   
551
55202-17-2002
553""""""""""
554v1.40-3 (STABLE)
555- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
556- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
557- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
558- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
559- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
560- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
561- exclude .journal files properly
562- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
563
564
56502-11-2002
566""""""""""
567v1.40-2 (STABLE)
568- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
569- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
570- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
571- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
572- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
573- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
574- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
575
576
57702-10-2002
578""""""""""
579v1.40-1 (STABLE)
580- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
581- cosmetic bugfixes
582- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
583- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
584- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
585  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
586- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
587- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
588- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
589- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
590
591   
59202-07-2002
593""""""""""
594v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
595- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
596- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
597- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
598- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
599
600
60102-06-2002
602""""""""""
603v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
604- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
605- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
606- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
607  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
608- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
609- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
610- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
611  of 1.36 and earlier
612- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
613  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
614- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
615- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
616- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
617
618
61901-25-2002
620""""""""""
621v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
622- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
623- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
624- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
625- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
626  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
627  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
628- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
629- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
630- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
631- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
632- better autodetection of CD writer
633- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
634- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
635- added --skip-floppies switch
636- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
637
638
63901-20-2002
640""""""""""
641v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
642- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
643- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
644- include .spec file in tarball
645- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
646- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
647- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
648- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
649- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
650- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
651- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
652- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
653- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
654- files <16MB aren't chopped
655- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
656- (rudimentary) selective formatting
657- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
658
659
66001-10-2002
661""""""""""
662v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
663- NFS backup+restore support
664- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
665- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
666- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
667- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
668- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
669- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
670  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
671  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
672- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
673- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
674- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
675  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
676- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
677- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
678- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
679- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
680- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
681- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
682- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
683- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
684- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
685
686
68712-25-2001
688""""""""""
689v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
690- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
691- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
692- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
693- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
694- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
695- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
696- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
697  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
698
699
70012-19-2001
701""""""""""
702v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
703- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
704- improved --verify switch's code
705- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
706- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
707- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
708- updated the FAQ
709- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
710- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
711- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
712- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
713- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
714- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
715- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
716
717
71812-15-2001
719""""""""""
720v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
721- misc bugfixes
722
723
72412-14-2001
725""""""""""
726v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
727- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
728- improved tape verification code
729- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
730
731
73212-13-2001
733""""""""""
734v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
735- updated FAQ
736- experimental GRUB support
737- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
738- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
739- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
740- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
741
742
74312-12-2001
744""""""""""
745v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
746- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
747- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
748- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
749
75012-12-2001
751""""""""""
752v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
753- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
754- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
755- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
756- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
757- put quotes around chmod's parameter
758- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
759  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
760- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
761- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
762- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
763- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
764- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
765  or added since the last complete backup
766
767
76812-09-2001
769""""""""""
770v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
771- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
772- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
773- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
774  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
775- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
776- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
777
778
77912-09-2001
780""""""""""
781v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
782- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
783- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
784- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
785- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
786  boot-time
787- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
788  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
789- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
790- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
791  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
792- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
793- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
794- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
795- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
796- cleaned up compare + restore logging
797- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
798
799
80012-04-2001
801""""""""""
802v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
803- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
804- exclude each device's lost+found directory
805- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
806- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
807  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
808  (cos there weren't any *g*)
809- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
810- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
811- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
812- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
813- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
814- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
815  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
816- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
817- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
818- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
819  there to mondo-tools.c
820- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
821  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
822- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
823- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
824- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
825  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
826- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
827- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
828- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
829- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
830  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
831  just end up looking very silly :)
832
833
83411-28-2001
835""""""""""
836v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
837- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
838  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
839  the changes
840- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
841  to see if Mondo was installed properly
842- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
843- optimal set size is now 24MB
844- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
845- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
846- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
847  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
848- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
849  to configure the MBR
850- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
851- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
852- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
853- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
854  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
855
856
85711-14-2001
858""""""""""
859v1.19
860- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
861- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
862- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
863- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
864- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
865  - missing else{}
866  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
867    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
868- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
869  with busybox's umount command
870- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
871  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
872- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
873- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
874  says s/he has modified the mountlist
875- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
876  picks up on the fact & reports it
877- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
878  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
879- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
880- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
881
882
88310-28-2001
884""""""""""
885v1.18
886- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
887- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
888
889
89010-20-2001
891""""""""""
892v1.17
893- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
894- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
895  mount, before it returns an error
896- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
897- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
898- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
899- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
900- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
901  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
902  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
903- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
904- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
905- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
906- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
907- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
908- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
909  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
910
911
91210-10-2001
913""""""""""
914v1.16
915- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
916- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
917  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
918  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
919- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
920  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
921- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
922- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
923- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
924  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
925- has been tested successfully with the following distros
926  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
927  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
928- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
929  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
930- LVM support is stabilizing
931- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
932  mount/unmount the swap partitions
933- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
934- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
935  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
936- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
937- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
938  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
939- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
940  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
941
942
94309-28-2001
944""""""""""
945v1.15
946- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
947  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
948- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
949- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
950- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
951  indicating time spent & remaining)
952- experimental LVM support
953- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
954- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
955- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
956- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
957- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
958- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
959  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
960- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
961  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
962
963
96409-18-2001
965""""""""""
966v1.14
967- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
968- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
969  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
970- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
971- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
972- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
973- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
974  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
975- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
976- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
977  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
978- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
979  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
980- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
981- updated the FAQ
982- added code to verify ISO images
983- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
984  older versions of cdrecord
985- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
986  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
987- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
988- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
989- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
990- ported mondo-tarme to C
991  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
992  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
993  - shows '% done' when burning CD
994- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
995- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
996- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
997- up to 19 CD's may be created now
998- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
999- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
1000- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
1001
1002
100309-01-2001
1004""""""""""
1005v1.13
1006- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
1007- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
1008- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
1009- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
1010  generate erroneous error messages
1011- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
1012  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
1013  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
1014- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
1015  moved/changed, etc.
1016- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
1017- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
1018  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
1019- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
1020- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
1021  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
1022- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
1023  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
1024  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
1025  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
1026- changed FIFO size to 20MB
1027- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
1028  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
1029- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
1030- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
1031- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
1032- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
1033  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
1034- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
1035  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
1036  mondo-restore
1037- better post-run clean-up
1038- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1039- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1040  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1041- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1042- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1043
1044
104508-18-2001
1046""""""""""
1047v1.12
1048- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1049- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1050- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1051- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1052- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1053  been amended accordingly
1054- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1055- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1056- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1057- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1058- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1059- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1060  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1061  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1062  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1063- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1064- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1065  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1066- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1067  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1068- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1069- updated the FAQ
1070
1071
107208-12-2001
1073""""""""""
1074v1.10
1075- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1076- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1077- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1078- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1079  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1080- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1081- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1082- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1083  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1084- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1085- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1086- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1087- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1088- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1089- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1090  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1091- updated the FAQ
1092- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1093
1094
109508-02-2001
1096""""""""""
1097v1.09
1098- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1099- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1100- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1101  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1102
1103
110407-28-2001
1105""""""""""
1106v1.08
1107- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1108- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1109- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1110
1111
111207-22-2001
1113""""""""""
1114v1.07
1115- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1116- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1117  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1118- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1119- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1120- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1121  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1122  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1123    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1124  - mondo-restore.c works well
1125  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1126    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1127- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1128- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1129- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1130  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1131- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1132
1133
113407-19-2001
1135""""""""""
1136v1.06
1137- now software-RAID compatible
1138- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1139- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1140- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1141  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1142  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1143- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1144
1145
114607-16-2001
1147""""""""""
1148v1.05
1149- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1150- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1151- fixed install.sh
1152
1153
115407-15-2001
1155""""""""""
1156v1.04
1157- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1158- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1159- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1160- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1161
1162
116307-14-2001
1164""""""""""
1165v1.03
1166- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1167- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1168- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1169- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1170    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1171    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1172        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1173          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1174    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1175- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1176  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1177- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1178- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1179- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1180  last N days (N specified by user)
1181
1182
118307-07-2001
1184""""""""""
1185v1.02
1186- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1187- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1188  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1189- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1190- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1191  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1192  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1193- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1194- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1195- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1196- RPM and SRPM published
1197- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1198- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1199
120007-04-2001
1201""""""""""
1202v1.00
1203- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1204  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1205- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1206  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1207- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1208  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1209- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1210- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1211- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1212- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1213- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1214- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1215- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1216- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1217- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1218- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1219- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1220  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1221- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1222  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1223
1224
122503-15-2001
1226""""""""""
1227v0.99
1228- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1229- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1230- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1231- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1232- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1233- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1234
1235
123603-06-2001
1237""""""""""
1238v0.981
1239- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1240
1241
124202-26-2001
1243""""""""""
1244v0.98
1245- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1246- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1247- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1248- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1249
125002-28-2001
1251""""""""""
1252v0.977
1253- based on v0.976
1254- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1255- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1256- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1257
125809-01-2000
1259""""""""""
1260v0.976
1261- technical changes
1262  - 12MB ramdisk
1263  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1264  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1265  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1266  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1267  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1268  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1269    the requisite modules already
1270- extra facilities
1271  - ReiserFS support
1272  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1273    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1274- bugfixes
1275  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1276  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1277  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1278  - dummy burn mode is working again
1279  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1280    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1281  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1282
128307-03-2000
1284""""""""""
1285v0.975 published
1286- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1287- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1288- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1289- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1290- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1291- removed devdump from overhead-list
1292- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1293- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1294- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1295- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1296- ramdisk is now 14MB
1297
129806-16-2000
1299""""""""""
1300v0.972 published
1301- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1302  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1303- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1304
130506-14-2000
1306""""""""""
1307v0.971 published
1308- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1309- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1310  sharing much better than before
1311
131206-10-2000
1313""""""""""
1314v0.970 published
1315- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1316- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1317- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1318- auto-archive:-
1319    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1320    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1321      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1322    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1323    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1324    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1325    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1326      at backup-time and restore-time
1327    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1328- selective restore is finally fixed
1329- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1330
133106-03-2000
1332""""""""""
1333v0.965 released
1334- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1335- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1336- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1337- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1338
133906-02-2000
1340""""""""""
1341v0.964 released
1342- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1343- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1344- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1345- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1346- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1347- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1348
134905-31-2000
1350""""""""""
1351v0.963 released
1352- ISO images are no longer padded
1353- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1354  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1355- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1356- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1357  want IDE optimization when restoring
1358- lots of work done on auto-archive
1359- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1360- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1361- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1362- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1363  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1364- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1365  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1366- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1367  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1368
136905-25-2000
1370""""""""""
1371v0.962 released
1372- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1373- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1374- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1375- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1376- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1377- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1378- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1379- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1380- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1381- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1382- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1383- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1384
138505-23-2000
1386""""""""""
1387v0.961 released
1388- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1389- default compression level is 4
1390- default verify level is 2
1391- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1392- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1393- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1394- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1395
139605-22-2000
1397""""""""""
1398v0.960 released
1399- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1400- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1401- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1402  without being shouted at ;)
1403- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1404- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1405- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1406  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1407- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1408- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1409  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1410
1411[snip]
1412...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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