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1# $Id: ChangeLog 261 2005-12-23 16:22:17Z bcornec $
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3MONDO CHANGES
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5v2.06 (2005-12-23)
6- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
7- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
8- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
9- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
10- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
11- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
12- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
13- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
14- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
15  (Andree Leidenfrost)
16- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
17- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
18- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
19  (Andree Leidenfrost)
20- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
21- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
22  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
23- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
24  (Bruno Cornec)
25- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
26- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
27- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
28- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
29- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
30  mandrake 10.2 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
31- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
32  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
33- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
34- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
35- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
36  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
37
38v2.05 (2005-11-19)
39- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
40- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
41- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
42- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
43
44v2.04_berlios
45- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
46  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
47  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
48  (Bruno Cornec)
49- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
50- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
51- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
52  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
53
54v2.04
55- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
56  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
57
58   
59v2.03
60- better SLES8 support
61- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
62
63
64v2.02
65- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
66  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
67  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
68- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
69  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
70- better software RAID support
71- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
72- better star, ACL support
73- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
74
75
76v2.01
77- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
78- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
79  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
80- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
81- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
82
83
84v2.00
85- first 2.0 release
86- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
87- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
88- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
89- added xmondo pixmap installation
90- fixed -m and -Vc flags
91- fixed NTFS support!
92- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
93- added -devel package
94- made xmondo a second package
95- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
96- Clean up, added spanish translation
97- Set prefix to be /usr
98- added/fixed Requires
99- remove CVS directories prior to building
100- added 2.6 kernel support
101- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
102- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
103- added support for boot/root multi floppies
104- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
105- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
106  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
107- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
108  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
109- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
110- fixed lots of bugs
111- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
112  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
113- added grub-install.patched
114- removed embleer & other binaries
115- added '-b' to specify block size
116- added '-R' for star support
117
118
119v1.75
120- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
121- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
122- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
123  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
124- better magicdev support
125- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
126- DVD support added
127- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
128- fixed multi-tape support
129- re-implemented -D and -J
130- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
131  affected tape+floppy users
132- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
133  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
134- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
135- fixed some stray assert()'s
136- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
137- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
138- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
139- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
140  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
141- improved tape device detection code
142- better GRUB support
143- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
144- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
145- better logging
146- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
147- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
148- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
149- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
150- tweaked GUI - better feedback
151
152   
1531.74
154- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
155- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
156- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
157- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
158- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
159- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
160- ISO tweaks
161- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
162  funny German filenames from being handled properly
163- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
164- added rudimentary support for SME
165- added better label support
166- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
167- fixed spec file
168- reject -E /
169- added partimagehack to the mix
170   
171   
1721.73
173- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
174- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
175- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
176- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
177- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
178  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
179- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
180- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
181- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
182  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
183- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
184  to find their boot loader and type
185- improved which_boot_loader()
186- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
187  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
188- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
189  then offer user chance to choose another media source
190- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
191  mountlist to fill your drives
192- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
193- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
194- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
195  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
196- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
197- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
198- cleaned up segfault-handling
199- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
200- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
201- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
202- fixed interactive/textonly support
203- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
204- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
205- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
206- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
207   
208
209v1.72
210- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
211- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
212- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
213- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
214- removed duplicate entry from makefile
215- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
216- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
217- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
218- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
219- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
220- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
221  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
222- tweaked restore scripts tgz
223- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
224- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
225  payload to CD at backup-time
226- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
227- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
228- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
229- made code more legible
230- fixed post-nuke support
231- fixed nfs support
232- fixed iso support
233- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
234  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
235- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
236- updated documentation
237- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
238
239
240v1.71
241- log newt, slang, ncurses info
242- updated man page
243- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
244- fixed serious NFS restore bug
245- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
246- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
247- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
248- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
249- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
250- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
251- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
252  instead of -I <paths> to backup
253- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
254  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
255- better location for manpage
256- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
257  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
258- sort -u fstab after modifying it
259- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
260- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
261- updated manpage
262- added -e support
263
264v1.70
265- new devel branch opened
266
267
268v1.52
269- fixed bug in multithreading
270- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
271- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
272- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
273- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
274  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
275- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
276- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
277- re-enabled extra tape checksums
278- disabled spurious warnings
279- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
280- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
281  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
282- added Makefile
283- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
284- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
285- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
286- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
287- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
288
289
290v1.51
291- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
292- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
293- lots of CD-related fixes
294- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
295- better handling of 'kill'
296- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
297- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
298- fixed install.sh
299- updated documentation
300- fixed .spec file
301- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
302- commented code
303- updated man page
304- added -v / --version flag
305- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
306- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
307- fixed BurnProof-related bug
308- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
309- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
310- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
311- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
312- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
313- included various patches from KP
314- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
315- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
316- fixed multi-tape bug
317- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
318- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
319- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
320  command-line parameters or not
321- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
322  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
323- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
324  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
325- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
326
327
32809/08/2002
329""""""""""
330v1.50
331- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
332- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
333- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
334- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
335- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
336- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
337- lots of multitape-related fixes
338- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
339- if isodir does not exist then abort
340- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
341- exclude /root/images/mindi
342- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
343- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
344- restructured the source files
345- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
346  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
347- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
348- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
349- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
350- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
351- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
352- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
353- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
354  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
355- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
356  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
357  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
358- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
359- incorporate post-nuke tarball
360- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
361  in the event of end-of-tape
362- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
363  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
364- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
365  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
366  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
367- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
368- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
369- differential mode fixed; supported again
370- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
371- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
372- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
373- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
374- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
375  for kernel path+filename
376- misc clean-ups (Troff)
377- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
378- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
379- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
380- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
381- added lockfile
382- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
383- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
384- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
385- fixed bug in new '-s' code
386- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
387- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
388- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
389- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
390  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
391- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
392- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
393- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
394- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
395  not apparent from its filename' bug
396- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
397- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
398- fixed bug in --mbr
399
400
40106-04-2002
402""""""""""
403v1.43-7 (STABLE)
404- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
405- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
406- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
407- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
408  various error checks; use with caution
409- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
410- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
411- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
412- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
413- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
414- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
415- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
416  live filesystem
417- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
418- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
419- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
420- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
421- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
422
423
42404-12-2002
425""""""""""
426v1.42-3 (STABLE)
427- minor cosmetic enhancements
428- improved homedir-locating code
429
430
43104-07-2002
432""""""""""
433v1.42-1 (STABLE)
434- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
435  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
436  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
437- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
438- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
439- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
440- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
441- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
442  ext2 or ext3 partitions
443- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
444- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
445- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
446- numerous cosmetic enhancements
447- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
448   
449
45003-21-2002
451""""""""""
452v1.41-1 (STABLE)
453- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
454
455
45603-10-2002
457""""""""""
458v1.40-7 (STABLE)
459- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
460- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
461  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
462- abort if ramdisk not available
463- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
464- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
465- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
466
467
46803-03-2002
469""""""""""
470v1.40-6 (STABLE)
471- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
472- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
473- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
474- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
475- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
476- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
477- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
478
479
48002-24-2002
481""""""""""
482v1.40-5 (STABLE)
483- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
484- updated manpage
485- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
486- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
487- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
488- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
489  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
490- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
491- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
492- run post-nuke script if it exists
493- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
494   
495
49602-17-2002
497""""""""""
498v1.40-3 (STABLE)
499- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
500- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
501- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
502- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
503- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
504- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
505- exclude .journal files properly
506- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
507
508
50902-11-2002
510""""""""""
511v1.40-2 (STABLE)
512- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
513- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
514- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
515- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
516- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
517- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
518- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
519
520
52102-10-2002
522""""""""""
523v1.40-1 (STABLE)
524- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
525- cosmetic bugfixes
526- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
527- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
528- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
529  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
530- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
531- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
532- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
533- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
534
535   
53602-07-2002
537""""""""""
538v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
539- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
540- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
541- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
542- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
543
544
54502-06-2002
546""""""""""
547v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
548- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
549- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
550- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
551  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
552- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
553- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
554- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
555  of 1.36 and earlier
556- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
557  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
558- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
559- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
560- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
561
562
56301-25-2002
564""""""""""
565v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
566- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
567- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
568- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
569- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
570  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
571  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
572- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
573- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
574- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
575- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
576- better autodetection of CD writer
577- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
578- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
579- added --skip-floppies switch
580- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
581
582
58301-20-2002
584""""""""""
585v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
586- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
587- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
588- include .spec file in tarball
589- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
590- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
591- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
592- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
593- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
594- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
595- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
596- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
597- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
598- files <16MB aren't chopped
599- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
600- (rudimentary) selective formatting
601- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
602
603
60401-10-2002
605""""""""""
606v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
607- NFS backup+restore support
608- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
609- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
610- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
611- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
612- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
613- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
614  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
615  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
616- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
617- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
618- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
619  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
620- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
621- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
622- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
623- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
624- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
625- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
626- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
627- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
628- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
629
630
63112-25-2001
632""""""""""
633v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
634- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
635- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
636- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
637- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
638- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
639- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
640- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
641  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
642
643
64412-19-2001
645""""""""""
646v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
647- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
648- improved --verify switch's code
649- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
650- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
651- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
652- updated the FAQ
653- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
654- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
655- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
656- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
657- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
658- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
659- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
660
661
66212-15-2001
663""""""""""
664v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
665- misc bugfixes
666
667
66812-14-2001
669""""""""""
670v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
671- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
672- improved tape verification code
673- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
674
675
67612-13-2001
677""""""""""
678v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
679- updated FAQ
680- experimental GRUB support
681- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
682- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
683- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
684- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
685
686
68712-12-2001
688""""""""""
689v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
690- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
691- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
692- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
693
69412-12-2001
695""""""""""
696v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
697- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
698- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
699- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
700- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
701- put quotes around chmod's parameter
702- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
703  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
704- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
705- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
706- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
707- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
708- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
709  or added since the last complete backup
710
711
71212-09-2001
713""""""""""
714v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
715- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
716- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
717- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
718  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
719- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
720- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
721
722
72312-09-2001
724""""""""""
725v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
726- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
727- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
728- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
729- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
730  boot-time
731- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
732  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
733- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
734- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
735  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
736- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
737- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
738- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
739- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
740- cleaned up compare + restore logging
741- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
742
743
74412-04-2001
745""""""""""
746v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
747- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
748- exclude each device's lost+found directory
749- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
750- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
751  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
752  (cos there weren't any *g*)
753- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
754- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
755- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
756- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
757- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
758- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
759  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
760- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
761- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
762- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
763  there to mondo-tools.c
764- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
765  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
766- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
767- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
768- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
769  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
770- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
771- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
772- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
773- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
774  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
775  just end up looking very silly :)
776
777
77811-28-2001
779""""""""""
780v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
781- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
782  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
783  the changes
784- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
785  to see if Mondo was installed properly
786- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
787- optimal set size is now 24MB
788- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
789- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
790- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
791  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
792- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
793  to configure the MBR
794- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
795- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
796- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
797- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
798  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
799
800
80111-14-2001
802""""""""""
803v1.19
804- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
805- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
806- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
807- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
808- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
809  - missing else{}
810  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
811    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
812- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
813  with busybox's umount command
814- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
815  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
816- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
817- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
818  says s/he has modified the mountlist
819- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
820  picks up on the fact & reports it
821- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
822  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
823- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
824- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
825
826
82710-28-2001
828""""""""""
829v1.18
830- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
831- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
832
833
83410-20-2001
835""""""""""
836v1.17
837- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
838- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
839  mount, before it returns an error
840- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
841- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
842- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
843- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
844- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
845  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
846  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
847- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
848- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
849- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
850- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
851- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
852- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
853  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
854
855
85610-10-2001
857""""""""""
858v1.16
859- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
860- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
861  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
862  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
863- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
864  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
865- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
866- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
867- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
868  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
869- has been tested successfully with the following distros
870  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
871  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
872- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
873  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
874- LVM support is stabilizing
875- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
876  mount/unmount the swap partitions
877- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
878- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
879  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
880- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
881- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
882  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
883- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
884  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
885
886
88709-28-2001
888""""""""""
889v1.15
890- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
891  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
892- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
893- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
894- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
895  indicating time spent & remaining)
896- experimental LVM support
897- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
898- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
899- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
900- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
901- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
902- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
903  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
904- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
905  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
906
907
90809-18-2001
909""""""""""
910v1.14
911- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
912- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
913  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
914- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
915- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
916- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
917- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
918  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
919- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
920- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
921  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
922- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
923  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
924- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
925- updated the FAQ
926- added code to verify ISO images
927- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
928  older versions of cdrecord
929- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
930  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
931- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
932- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
933- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
934- ported mondo-tarme to C
935  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
936  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
937  - shows '% done' when burning CD
938- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
939- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
940- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
941- up to 19 CD's may be created now
942- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
943- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
944- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
945
946
94709-01-2001
948""""""""""
949v1.13
950- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
951- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
952- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
953- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
954  generate erroneous error messages
955- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
956  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
957  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
958- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
959  moved/changed, etc.
960- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
961- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
962  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
963- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
964- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
965  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
966- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
967  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
968  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
969  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
970- changed FIFO size to 20MB
971- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
972  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
973- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
974- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
975- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
976- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
977  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
978- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
979  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
980  mondo-restore
981- better post-run clean-up
982- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
983- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
984  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
985- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
986- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
987
988
98908-18-2001
990""""""""""
991v1.12
992- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
993- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
994- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
995- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
996- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
997  been amended accordingly
998- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
999- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1000- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1001- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1002- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1003- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1004  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1005  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1006  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1007- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1008- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1009  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1010- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1011  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1012- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1013- updated the FAQ
1014
1015
101608-12-2001
1017""""""""""
1018v1.10
1019- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1020- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1021- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1022- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1023  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1024- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1025- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1026- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1027  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1028- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1029- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1030- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1031- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1032- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1033- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1034  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1035- updated the FAQ
1036- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1037
1038
103908-02-2001
1040""""""""""
1041v1.09
1042- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1043- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1044- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1045  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1046
1047
104807-28-2001
1049""""""""""
1050v1.08
1051- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1052- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1053- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1054
1055
105607-22-2001
1057""""""""""
1058v1.07
1059- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1060- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1061  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1062- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1063- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1064- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1065  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1066  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1067    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1068  - mondo-restore.c works well
1069  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1070    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1071- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1072- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1073- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1074  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1075- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1076
1077
107807-19-2001
1079""""""""""
1080v1.06
1081- now software-RAID compatible
1082- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1083- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1084- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1085  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1086  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1087- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1088
1089
109007-16-2001
1091""""""""""
1092v1.05
1093- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1094- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1095- fixed install.sh
1096
1097
109807-15-2001
1099""""""""""
1100v1.04
1101- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1102- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1103- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1104- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1105
1106
110707-14-2001
1108""""""""""
1109v1.03
1110- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1111- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1112- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1113- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1114    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1115    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1116        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1117          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1118    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1119- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1120  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1121- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1122- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1123- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1124  last N days (N specified by user)
1125
1126
112707-07-2001
1128""""""""""
1129v1.02
1130- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1131- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1132  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1133- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1134- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1135  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1136  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1137- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1138- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1139- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1140- RPM and SRPM published
1141- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1142- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1143
114407-04-2001
1145""""""""""
1146v1.00
1147- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1148  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1149- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1150  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1151- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1152  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1153- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1154- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1155- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1156- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1157- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1158- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1159- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1160- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1161- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1162- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1163- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1164  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1165- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1166  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1167
1168
116903-15-2001
1170""""""""""
1171v0.99
1172- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1173- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1174- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1175- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1176- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1177- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1178
1179
118003-06-2001
1181""""""""""
1182v0.981
1183- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1184
1185
118602-26-2001
1187""""""""""
1188v0.98
1189- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1190- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1191- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1192- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1193
119402-28-2001
1195""""""""""
1196v0.977
1197- based on v0.976
1198- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1199- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1200- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1201
120209-01-2000
1203""""""""""
1204v0.976
1205- technical changes
1206  - 12MB ramdisk
1207  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1208  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1209  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1210  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1211  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1212  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1213    the requisite modules already
1214- extra facilities
1215  - ReiserFS support
1216  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1217    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1218- bugfixes
1219  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1220  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1221  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1222  - dummy burn mode is working again
1223  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1224    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1225  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1226
122707-03-2000
1228""""""""""
1229v0.975 published
1230- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1231- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1232- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1233- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1234- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1235- removed devdump from overhead-list
1236- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1237- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1238- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1239- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1240- ramdisk is now 14MB
1241
124206-16-2000
1243""""""""""
1244v0.972 published
1245- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1246  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1247- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1248
124906-14-2000
1250""""""""""
1251v0.971 published
1252- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1253- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1254  sharing much better than before
1255
125606-10-2000
1257""""""""""
1258v0.970 published
1259- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1260- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1261- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1262- auto-archive:-
1263    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1264    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1265      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1266    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1267    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1268    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1269    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1270      at backup-time and restore-time
1271    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1272- selective restore is finally fixed
1273- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1274
127506-03-2000
1276""""""""""
1277v0.965 released
1278- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1279- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1280- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1281- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1282
128306-02-2000
1284""""""""""
1285v0.964 released
1286- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1287- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1288- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1289- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1290- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1291- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1292
129305-31-2000
1294""""""""""
1295v0.963 released
1296- ISO images are no longer padded
1297- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1298  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1299- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1300- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1301  want IDE optimization when restoring
1302- lots of work done on auto-archive
1303- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1304- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1305- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1306- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1307  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1308- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1309  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1310- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1311  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1312
131305-25-2000
1314""""""""""
1315v0.962 released
1316- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1317- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1318- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1319- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1320- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1321- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1322- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1323- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1324- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1325- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1326- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1327- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1328
132905-23-2000
1330""""""""""
1331v0.961 released
1332- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1333- default compression level is 4
1334- default verify level is 2
1335- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1336- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1337- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1338- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1339
134005-22-2000
1341""""""""""
1342v0.960 released
1343- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1344- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1345- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1346  without being shouted at ;)
1347- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1348- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1349- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1350  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1351- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1352- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1353  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1354
1355[snip]
1356...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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