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1MONDO CHANGES                                                       2005-11-05
3v2.06 (xxx)
4- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
5- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
6- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
7- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
8- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
9- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
10- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
11- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
12  (Andree Leidenfrost)
13- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
14- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
15- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
16  (Andree Leidenfrost)
18v2.05 (2005-11-19)
19- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
20- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
21- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
22- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
25- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
26  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
27  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
28  (Bruno Cornec)
29- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
30- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
31- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
32  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
35- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
36  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
40- better SLES8 support
41- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
45- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
46  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
47  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
48- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
49  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
50- better software RAID support
51- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
52- better star, ACL support
53- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
57- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
58- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
59  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
60- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
61- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
65- first 2.0 release
66- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
67- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
68- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
69- added xmondo pixmap installation
70- fixed -m and -Vc flags
71- fixed NTFS support!
72- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
73- added -devel package
74- made xmondo a second package
75- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
76- Clean up, added spanish translation
77- Set prefix to be /usr
78- added/fixed Requires
79- remove CVS directories prior to building
80- added 2.6 kernel support
81- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
82- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
83- added support for boot/root multi floppies
84- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
85- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
86  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
87- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
88  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
89- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
90- fixed lots of bugs
91- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
92  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
93- added grub-install.patched
94- removed embleer & other binaries
95- added '-b' to specify block size
96- added '-R' for star support
100- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
101- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
102- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
103  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
104- better magicdev support
105- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
106- DVD support added
107- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
108- fixed multi-tape support
109- re-implemented -D and -J
110- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
111  affected tape+floppy users
112- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
113  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
114- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
115- fixed some stray assert()'s
116- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
117- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
118- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
119- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
120  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
121- improved tape device detection code
122- better GRUB support
123- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
124- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
125- better logging
126- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
127- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
128- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
129- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
130- tweaked GUI - better feedback
134- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
135- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
136- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
137- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
138- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
139- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
140- ISO tweaks
141- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
142  funny German filenames from being handled properly
143- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
144- added rudimentary support for SME
145- added better label support
146- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
147- fixed spec file
148- reject -E /
149- added partimagehack to the mix
153- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
154- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
155- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
156- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
157- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
158  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
159- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
160- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
161- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
162  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
163- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
164  to find their boot loader and type
165- improved which_boot_loader()
166- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
167  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
168- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
169  then offer user chance to choose another media source
170- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
171  mountlist to fill your drives
172- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
173- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
174- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
175  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
176- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
177- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
178- cleaned up segfault-handling
179- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
180- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
181- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
182- fixed interactive/textonly support
183- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
184- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
185- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
186- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
190- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
191- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
192- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
193- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
194- removed duplicate entry from makefile
195- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
196- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
197- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
198- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
199- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
200- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
201  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
202- tweaked restore scripts tgz
203- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
204- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
205  payload to CD at backup-time
206- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
207- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
208- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
209- made code more legible
210- fixed post-nuke support
211- fixed nfs support
212- fixed iso support
213- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
214  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
215- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
216- updated documentation
217- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
221- log newt, slang, ncurses info
222- updated man page
223- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
224- fixed serious NFS restore bug
225- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
226- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
227- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
228- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
229- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
230- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
231- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
232  instead of -I <paths> to backup
233- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
234  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
235- better location for manpage
236- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
237  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
238- sort -u fstab after modifying it
239- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
240- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
241- updated manpage
242- added -e support
245- new devel branch opened
249- fixed bug in multithreading
250- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
251- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
252- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
253- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
254  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
255- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
256- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
257- re-enabled extra tape checksums
258- disabled spurious warnings
259- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
260- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
261  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
262- added Makefile
263- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
264- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
265- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
266- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
267- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
271- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
272- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
273- lots of CD-related fixes
274- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
275- better handling of 'kill'
276- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
277- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
278- fixed
279- updated documentation
280- fixed .spec file
281- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
282- commented code
283- updated man page
284- added -v / --version flag
285- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
286- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
287- fixed BurnProof-related bug
288- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
289- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
290- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
291- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
292- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
293- included various patches from KP
294- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
295- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
296- fixed multi-tape bug
297- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
298- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
299- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
300  command-line parameters or not
301- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
302  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
303- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
304  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
305- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
311- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
312- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
313- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
314- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
315- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
316- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
317- lots of multitape-related fixes
318- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
319- if isodir does not exist then abort
320- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
321- exclude /root/images/mindi
322- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
323- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
324- restructured the source files
325- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
326  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
327- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
328- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
329- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
330- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
331- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
332- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
333- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
334  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
335- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
336  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
337  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
338- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
339- incorporate post-nuke tarball
340- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
341  in the event of end-of-tape
342- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
343  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
344- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
345  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
346  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
347- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
348- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
349- differential mode fixed; supported again
350- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
351- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
352- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
353- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
354- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
355  for kernel path+filename
356- misc clean-ups (Troff)
357- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
358- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
359- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
360- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
361- added lockfile
362- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
363- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
364- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
365- fixed bug in new '-s' code
366- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
367- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
368- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
369- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
370  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
371- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
372- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
373- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
374- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
375  not apparent from its filename' bug
376- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
377- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
378- fixed bug in --mbr
383v1.43-7 (STABLE)
384- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
385- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
386- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
387- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
388  various error checks; use with caution
389- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
390- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
391- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
392- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
393- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
394- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
395- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
396  live filesystem
397- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
398- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
399- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
400- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
401- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
406v1.42-3 (STABLE)
407- minor cosmetic enhancements
408- improved homedir-locating code
413v1.42-1 (STABLE)
414- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
415  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
416  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
417- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
418- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
419- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
420- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
421- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
422  ext2 or ext3 partitions
423- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
424- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
425- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
426- numerous cosmetic enhancements
427- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
432v1.41-1 (STABLE)
433- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
438v1.40-7 (STABLE)
439- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
440- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
441  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
442- abort if ramdisk not available
443- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
444- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
445- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
450v1.40-6 (STABLE)
451- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
452- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
453- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
454- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
455- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
456- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
457- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
462v1.40-5 (STABLE)
463- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
464- updated manpage
465- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
466- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
467- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
468- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
469  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
470- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
471- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
472- run post-nuke script if it exists
473- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
478v1.40-3 (STABLE)
479- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
480- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
481- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
482- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
483- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
484- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
485- exclude .journal files properly
486- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
491v1.40-2 (STABLE)
492- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
493- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
494- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
495- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
496- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
497- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
498- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
503v1.40-1 (STABLE)
504- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
505- cosmetic bugfixes
506- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
507- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
508- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
509  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
510- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
511- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
512- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
513- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
518v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
519- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
520- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
521- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
522- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
527v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
528- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
529- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
530- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
531  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
532- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
533- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
534- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
535  of 1.36 and earlier
536- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
537  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
538- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
539- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
540- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
545v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
546- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
547- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
548- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
549- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
550  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
551  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
552- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
553- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
554- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
555- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
556- better autodetection of CD writer
557- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
558- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
559- added --skip-floppies switch
560- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
565v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
566- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
567- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
568- include .spec file in tarball
569- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
570- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
571- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
572- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
573- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
574- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
575- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
576- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
577- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
578- files <16MB aren't chopped
579- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
580- (rudimentary) selective formatting
581- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
586v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
587- NFS backup+restore support
588- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
589- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
590- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
591- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
592- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
593- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
594  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
595  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
596- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
597- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
598- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
599  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
600- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
601- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
602- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
603- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
604- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
605- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
606- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
607- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
608- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
613v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
614- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
615- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
616- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
617- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
618- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
619- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
620- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
621  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
626v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
627- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
628- improved --verify switch's code
629- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
630- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
631- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
632- updated the FAQ
633- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
634- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
635- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
636- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
637- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
638- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
639- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
644v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
645- misc bugfixes
650v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
651- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
652- improved tape verification code
653- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
658v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
659- updated FAQ
660- experimental GRUB support
661- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
662- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
663- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
664- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
669v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
670- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
671- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
672- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
676v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
677- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
678- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
679- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
680- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
681- put quotes around chmod's parameter
682- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
683  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
684- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
685- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
686- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
687- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
688- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
689  or added since the last complete backup
694v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
695- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
696- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
697- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
698  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
699- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
700- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
705v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
706- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
707- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
708- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
709- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
710  boot-time
711- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
712  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
713- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
714- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
715  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
716- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
717- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
718- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
719- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
720- cleaned up compare + restore logging
721- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
726v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
727- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
728- exclude each device's lost+found directory
729- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
730- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
731  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
732  (cos there weren't any *g*)
733- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
734- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
735- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
736- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
737- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
738- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
739  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
740- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
741- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
742- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
743  there to mondo-tools.c
744- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
745  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
746- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
747- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
748- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
749  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
750- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
751- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
752- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
753- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
754  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
755  just end up looking very silly :)
760v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
761- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
762  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
763  the changes
764- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
765  to see if Mondo was installed properly
766- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
767- optimal set size is now 24MB
768- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
769- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
770- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
771  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
772- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
773  to configure the MBR
774- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
775- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
776- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
777- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
778  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
784- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
785- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
786- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
787- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
788- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
789  - missing else{}
790  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
791    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
792- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
793  with busybox's umount command
794- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
795  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
796- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
797- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
798  says s/he has modified the mountlist
799- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
800  picks up on the fact & reports it
801- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
802  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
803- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
804- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
810- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
811- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
817- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
818- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
819  mount, before it returns an error
820- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
821- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
822- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
823- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
824- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
825  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
826  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
827- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
828- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
829- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
830- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
831- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
832- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
833  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
839- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
840- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
841  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
842  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
843- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
844  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
845- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
846- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
847- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
848  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
849- has been tested successfully with the following distros
850  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
851  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
852- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
853  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
854- LVM support is stabilizing
855- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
856  mount/unmount the swap partitions
857- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
858- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
859  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
860- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
861- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
862  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
863- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
864  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
870- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
871  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
872- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
873- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
874- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
875  indicating time spent & remaining)
876- experimental LVM support
877- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
878- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
879- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
880- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
881- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
882- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
883  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
884- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
885  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
891- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
892- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
893  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
894- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
895- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
896- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
897- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
898  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
899- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
900- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
901  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
902- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
903  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
904- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
905- updated the FAQ
906- added code to verify ISO images
907- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
908  older versions of cdrecord
909- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
910  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
911- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
912- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
913- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
914- ported mondo-tarme to C
915  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
916  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
917  - shows '% done' when burning CD
918- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
919- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
920- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
921- up to 19 CD's may be created now
922- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
923- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
924- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
930- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
931- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
932- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
933- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
934  generate erroneous error messages
935- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
936  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
937  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
938- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
939  moved/changed, etc.
940- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
941- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
942  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
943- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
944- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
945  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
946- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
947  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
948  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
949  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
950- changed FIFO size to 20MB
951- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
952  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
953- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
954- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
955- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
956- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
957  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
958- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
959  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
960  mondo-restore
961- better post-run clean-up
962- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
963- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
964  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
965- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
966- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
972- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
973- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
974- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
975- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
976- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
977  been amended accordingly
978- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
979- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
980- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
981- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
982- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
983- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
984  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
985  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
986  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
987- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
988- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
989  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
990- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
991  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
992- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
993- updated the FAQ
999- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1000- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1001- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1002- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1003  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1004- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1005- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1006- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1007  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1008- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1009- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1010- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1011- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1012- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1013- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1014  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1015- updated the FAQ
1016- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1022- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1023- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1024- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1025  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1031- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1032- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1033- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1039- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1040- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1041  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1042- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1043- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1044- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1045  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1046  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1047    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1048  - mondo-restore.c works well
1049  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1050    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1051- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1052- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1053- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1054  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1055- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1061- now software-RAID compatible
1062- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1063- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1064- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1065  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1066  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1067- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1073- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1074- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1075- fixed
1081- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1082- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1083- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1084- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1090- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1091- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1092- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1093- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1094    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1095    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1096        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1097          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1098    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1099- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1100  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1101- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1102- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1103- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1104  last N days (N specified by user)
1110- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1111- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1112  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1113- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1114- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1115  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1116  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1117- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1118- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1119- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1120- RPM and SRPM published
1121- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1122- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1127- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1128  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1129- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1130  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1131- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1132  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1133- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1134- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1135- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1136- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1137- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1138- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1139- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1140- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1141- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1142- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1143- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1144  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1145- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1146  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1152- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1153- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1154- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1155- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1156- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1157- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1163- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1169- INSTALL script renamed to
1170- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1171- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1172- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1177- based on v0.976
1178- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1179- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1180- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1185- technical changes
1186  - 12MB ramdisk
1187  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1188  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1189  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1190  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1191  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1192  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1193    the requisite modules already
1194- extra facilities
1195  - ReiserFS support
1196  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1197    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1198- bugfixes
1199  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1200  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1201  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1202  - dummy burn mode is working again
1203  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1204    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1205  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1209v0.975 published
1210- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1211- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1212- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1213- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1214- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1215- removed devdump from overhead-list
1216- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1217- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1218- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1219- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1220- ramdisk is now 14MB
1224v0.972 published
1225- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1226  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1227- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1231v0.971 published
1232- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1233- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1234  sharing much better than before
1238v0.970 published
1239- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1240- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1241- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1242- auto-archive:-
1243    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1244    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1245      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1246    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1247    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1248    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1249    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1250      at backup-time and restore-time
1251    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1252- selective restore is finally fixed
1253- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1257v0.965 released
1258- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1259- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1260- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1261- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1265v0.964 released
1266- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1267- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1268- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1269- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1270- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1271- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1275v0.963 released
1276- ISO images are no longer padded
1277- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1278  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1279- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1280- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1281  want IDE optimization when restoring
1282- lots of work done on auto-archive
1283- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1284- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1285- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1286- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1287  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1288- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1289  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1290- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1291  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1295v0.962 released
1296- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1297- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1298- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1299- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1300- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1301- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1302- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1303- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1304- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1305- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1306- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1307- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1311v0.961 released
1312- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1313- default compression level is 4
1314- default verify level is 2
1315- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1316- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1317- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1318- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1322v0.960 released
1323- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1324- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1325- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1326  without being shouted at ;)
1327- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1328- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1329- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1330  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1331- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1332- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1333  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1336...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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