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1# $Id: ChangeLog 296 2006-01-11 09:10:31Z andree $
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3MONDO CHANGES
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5v2.07 ()
6- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
7  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
8- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
9- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
10  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
11  (Andree Leidenfrost)
12- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
13  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
14- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
15  (Andree Leidenfrost)
16
17v2.06 (2005-12-23)
18- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
19- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
20- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
21- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
22- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
23- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
24- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
25- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
26- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
27  (Andree Leidenfrost)
28- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
29- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
30- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
31  (Andree Leidenfrost)
32- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
33- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
34  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
35- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
36  (Bruno Cornec)
37- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
38- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
39- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
40- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
41- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
42  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
43- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
44  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
45- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
46- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
47- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
48  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
49
50v2.05 (2005-11-19)
51- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
52- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
53- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
54- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
55
56v2.04_berlios
57- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
58  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
59  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
60  (Bruno Cornec)
61- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
62- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
63- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
64  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
65
66v2.04
67- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
68  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
69
70   
71v2.03
72- better SLES8 support
73- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
74
75
76v2.02
77- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
78  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
79  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
80- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
81  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
82- better software RAID support
83- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
84- better star, ACL support
85- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
86
87
88v2.01
89- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
90- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
91  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
92- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
93- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
94
95
96v2.00
97- first 2.0 release
98- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
99- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
100- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
101- added xmondo pixmap installation
102- fixed -m and -Vc flags
103- fixed NTFS support!
104- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
105- added -devel package
106- made xmondo a second package
107- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
108- Clean up, added spanish translation
109- Set prefix to be /usr
110- added/fixed Requires
111- remove CVS directories prior to building
112- added 2.6 kernel support
113- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
114- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
115- added support for boot/root multi floppies
116- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
117- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
118  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
119- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
120  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
121- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
122- fixed lots of bugs
123- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
124  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
125- added grub-install.patched
126- removed embleer & other binaries
127- added '-b' to specify block size
128- added '-R' for star support
129
130
131v1.75
132- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
133- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
134- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
135  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
136- better magicdev support
137- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
138- DVD support added
139- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
140- fixed multi-tape support
141- re-implemented -D and -J
142- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
143  affected tape+floppy users
144- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
145  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
146- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
147- fixed some stray assert()'s
148- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
149- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
150- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
151- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
152  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
153- improved tape device detection code
154- better GRUB support
155- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
156- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
157- better logging
158- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
159- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
160- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
161- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
162- tweaked GUI - better feedback
163
164   
1651.74
166- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
167- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
168- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
169- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
170- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
171- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
172- ISO tweaks
173- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
174  funny German filenames from being handled properly
175- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
176- added rudimentary support for SME
177- added better label support
178- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
179- fixed spec file
180- reject -E /
181- added partimagehack to the mix
182   
183   
1841.73
185- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
186- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
187- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
188- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
189- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
190  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
191- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
192- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
193- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
194  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
195- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
196  to find their boot loader and type
197- improved which_boot_loader()
198- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
199  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
200- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
201  then offer user chance to choose another media source
202- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
203  mountlist to fill your drives
204- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
205- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
206- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
207  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
208- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
209- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
210- cleaned up segfault-handling
211- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
212- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
213- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
214- fixed interactive/textonly support
215- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
216- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
217- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
218- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
219   
220
221v1.72
222- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
223- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
224- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
225- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
226- removed duplicate entry from makefile
227- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
228- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
229- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
230- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
231- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
232- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
233  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
234- tweaked restore scripts tgz
235- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
236- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
237  payload to CD at backup-time
238- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
239- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
240- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
241- made code more legible
242- fixed post-nuke support
243- fixed nfs support
244- fixed iso support
245- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
246  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
247- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
248- updated documentation
249- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
250
251
252v1.71
253- log newt, slang, ncurses info
254- updated man page
255- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
256- fixed serious NFS restore bug
257- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
258- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
259- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
260- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
261- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
262- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
263- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
264  instead of -I <paths> to backup
265- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
266  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
267- better location for manpage
268- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
269  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
270- sort -u fstab after modifying it
271- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
272- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
273- updated manpage
274- added -e support
275
276v1.70
277- new devel branch opened
278
279
280v1.52
281- fixed bug in multithreading
282- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
283- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
284- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
285- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
286  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
287- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
288- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
289- re-enabled extra tape checksums
290- disabled spurious warnings
291- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
292- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
293  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
294- added Makefile
295- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
296- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
297- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
298- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
299- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
300
301
302v1.51
303- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
304- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
305- lots of CD-related fixes
306- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
307- better handling of 'kill'
308- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
309- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
310- fixed install.sh
311- updated documentation
312- fixed .spec file
313- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
314- commented code
315- updated man page
316- added -v / --version flag
317- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
318- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
319- fixed BurnProof-related bug
320- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
321- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
322- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
323- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
324- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
325- included various patches from KP
326- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
327- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
328- fixed multi-tape bug
329- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
330- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
331- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
332  command-line parameters or not
333- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
334  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
335- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
336  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
337- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
338
339
34009/08/2002
341""""""""""
342v1.50
343- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
344- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
345- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
346- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
347- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
348- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
349- lots of multitape-related fixes
350- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
351- if isodir does not exist then abort
352- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
353- exclude /root/images/mindi
354- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
355- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
356- restructured the source files
357- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
358  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
359- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
360- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
361- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
362- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
363- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
364- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
365- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
366  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
367- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
368  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
369  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
370- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
371- incorporate post-nuke tarball
372- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
373  in the event of end-of-tape
374- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
375  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
376- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
377  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
378  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
379- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
380- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
381- differential mode fixed; supported again
382- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
383- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
384- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
385- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
386- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
387  for kernel path+filename
388- misc clean-ups (Troff)
389- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
390- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
391- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
392- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
393- added lockfile
394- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
395- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
396- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
397- fixed bug in new '-s' code
398- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
399- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
400- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
401- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
402  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
403- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
404- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
405- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
406- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
407  not apparent from its filename' bug
408- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
409- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
410- fixed bug in --mbr
411
412
41306-04-2002
414""""""""""
415v1.43-7 (STABLE)
416- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
417- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
418- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
419- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
420  various error checks; use with caution
421- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
422- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
423- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
424- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
425- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
426- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
427- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
428  live filesystem
429- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
430- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
431- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
432- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
433- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
434
435
43604-12-2002
437""""""""""
438v1.42-3 (STABLE)
439- minor cosmetic enhancements
440- improved homedir-locating code
441
442
44304-07-2002
444""""""""""
445v1.42-1 (STABLE)
446- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
447  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
448  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
449- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
450- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
451- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
452- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
453- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
454  ext2 or ext3 partitions
455- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
456- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
457- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
458- numerous cosmetic enhancements
459- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
460   
461
46203-21-2002
463""""""""""
464v1.41-1 (STABLE)
465- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
466
467
46803-10-2002
469""""""""""
470v1.40-7 (STABLE)
471- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
472- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
473  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
474- abort if ramdisk not available
475- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
476- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
477- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
478
479
48003-03-2002
481""""""""""
482v1.40-6 (STABLE)
483- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
484- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
485- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
486- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
487- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
488- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
489- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
490
491
49202-24-2002
493""""""""""
494v1.40-5 (STABLE)
495- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
496- updated manpage
497- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
498- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
499- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
500- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
501  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
502- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
503- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
504- run post-nuke script if it exists
505- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
506   
507
50802-17-2002
509""""""""""
510v1.40-3 (STABLE)
511- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
512- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
513- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
514- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
515- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
516- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
517- exclude .journal files properly
518- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
519
520
52102-11-2002
522""""""""""
523v1.40-2 (STABLE)
524- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
525- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
526- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
527- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
528- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
529- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
530- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
531
532
53302-10-2002
534""""""""""
535v1.40-1 (STABLE)
536- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
537- cosmetic bugfixes
538- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
539- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
540- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
541  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
542- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
543- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
544- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
545- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
546
547   
54802-07-2002
549""""""""""
550v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
551- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
552- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
553- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
554- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
555
556
55702-06-2002
558""""""""""
559v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
560- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
561- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
562- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
563  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
564- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
565- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
566- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
567  of 1.36 and earlier
568- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
569  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
570- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
571- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
572- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
573
574
57501-25-2002
576""""""""""
577v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
578- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
579- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
580- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
581- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
582  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
583  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
584- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
585- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
586- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
587- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
588- better autodetection of CD writer
589- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
590- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
591- added --skip-floppies switch
592- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
593
594
59501-20-2002
596""""""""""
597v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
598- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
599- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
600- include .spec file in tarball
601- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
602- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
603- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
604- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
605- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
606- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
607- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
608- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
609- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
610- files <16MB aren't chopped
611- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
612- (rudimentary) selective formatting
613- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
614
615
61601-10-2002
617""""""""""
618v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
619- NFS backup+restore support
620- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
621- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
622- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
623- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
624- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
625- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
626  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
627  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
628- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
629- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
630- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
631  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
632- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
633- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
634- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
635- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
636- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
637- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
638- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
639- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
640- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
641
642
64312-25-2001
644""""""""""
645v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
646- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
647- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
648- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
649- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
650- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
651- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
652- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
653  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
654
655
65612-19-2001
657""""""""""
658v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
659- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
660- improved --verify switch's code
661- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
662- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
663- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
664- updated the FAQ
665- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
666- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
667- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
668- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
669- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
670- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
671- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
672
673
67412-15-2001
675""""""""""
676v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
677- misc bugfixes
678
679
68012-14-2001
681""""""""""
682v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
683- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
684- improved tape verification code
685- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
686
687
68812-13-2001
689""""""""""
690v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
691- updated FAQ
692- experimental GRUB support
693- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
694- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
695- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
696- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
697
698
69912-12-2001
700""""""""""
701v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
702- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
703- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
704- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
705
70612-12-2001
707""""""""""
708v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
709- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
710- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
711- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
712- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
713- put quotes around chmod's parameter
714- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
715  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
716- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
717- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
718- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
719- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
720- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
721  or added since the last complete backup
722
723
72412-09-2001
725""""""""""
726v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
727- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
728- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
729- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
730  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
731- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
732- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
733
734
73512-09-2001
736""""""""""
737v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
738- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
739- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
740- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
741- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
742  boot-time
743- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
744  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
745- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
746- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
747  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
748- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
749- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
750- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
751- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
752- cleaned up compare + restore logging
753- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
754
755
75612-04-2001
757""""""""""
758v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
759- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
760- exclude each device's lost+found directory
761- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
762- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
763  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
764  (cos there weren't any *g*)
765- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
766- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
767- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
768- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
769- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
770- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
771  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
772- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
773- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
774- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
775  there to mondo-tools.c
776- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
777  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
778- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
779- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
780- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
781  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
782- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
783- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
784- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
785- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
786  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
787  just end up looking very silly :)
788
789
79011-28-2001
791""""""""""
792v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
793- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
794  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
795  the changes
796- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
797  to see if Mondo was installed properly
798- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
799- optimal set size is now 24MB
800- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
801- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
802- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
803  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
804- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
805  to configure the MBR
806- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
807- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
808- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
809- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
810  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
811
812
81311-14-2001
814""""""""""
815v1.19
816- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
817- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
818- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
819- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
820- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
821  - missing else{}
822  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
823    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
824- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
825  with busybox's umount command
826- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
827  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
828- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
829- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
830  says s/he has modified the mountlist
831- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
832  picks up on the fact & reports it
833- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
834  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
835- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
836- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
837
838
83910-28-2001
840""""""""""
841v1.18
842- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
843- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
844
845
84610-20-2001
847""""""""""
848v1.17
849- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
850- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
851  mount, before it returns an error
852- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
853- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
854- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
855- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
856- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
857  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
858  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
859- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
860- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
861- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
862- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
863- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
864- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
865  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
866
867
86810-10-2001
869""""""""""
870v1.16
871- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
872- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
873  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
874  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
875- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
876  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
877- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
878- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
879- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
880  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
881- has been tested successfully with the following distros
882  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
883  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
884- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
885  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
886- LVM support is stabilizing
887- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
888  mount/unmount the swap partitions
889- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
890- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
891  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
892- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
893- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
894  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
895- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
896  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
897
898
89909-28-2001
900""""""""""
901v1.15
902- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
903  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
904- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
905- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
906- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
907  indicating time spent & remaining)
908- experimental LVM support
909- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
910- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
911- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
912- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
913- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
914- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
915  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
916- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
917  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
918
919
92009-18-2001
921""""""""""
922v1.14
923- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
924- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
925  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
926- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
927- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
928- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
929- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
930  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
931- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
932- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
933  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
934- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
935  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
936- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
937- updated the FAQ
938- added code to verify ISO images
939- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
940  older versions of cdrecord
941- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
942  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
943- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
944- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
945- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
946- ported mondo-tarme to C
947  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
948  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
949  - shows '% done' when burning CD
950- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
951- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
952- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
953- up to 19 CD's may be created now
954- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
955- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
956- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
957
958
95909-01-2001
960""""""""""
961v1.13
962- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
963- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
964- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
965- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
966  generate erroneous error messages
967- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
968  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
969  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
970- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
971  moved/changed, etc.
972- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
973- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
974  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
975- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
976- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
977  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
978- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
979  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
980  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
981  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
982- changed FIFO size to 20MB
983- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
984  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
985- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
986- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
987- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
988- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
989  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
990- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
991  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
992  mondo-restore
993- better post-run clean-up
994- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
995- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
996  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
997- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
998- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
999
1000
100108-18-2001
1002""""""""""
1003v1.12
1004- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1005- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1006- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1007- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1008- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1009  been amended accordingly
1010- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1011- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1012- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1013- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1014- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1015- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1016  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1017  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1018  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1019- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1020- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1021  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1022- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1023  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1024- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1025- updated the FAQ
1026
1027
102808-12-2001
1029""""""""""
1030v1.10
1031- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1032- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1033- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1034- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1035  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1036- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1037- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1038- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1039  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1040- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1041- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1042- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1043- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1044- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1045- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1046  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1047- updated the FAQ
1048- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1049
1050
105108-02-2001
1052""""""""""
1053v1.09
1054- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1055- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1056- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1057  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1058
1059
106007-28-2001
1061""""""""""
1062v1.08
1063- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1064- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1065- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1066
1067
106807-22-2001
1069""""""""""
1070v1.07
1071- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1072- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1073  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1074- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1075- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1076- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1077  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1078  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1079    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1080  - mondo-restore.c works well
1081  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1082    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1083- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1084- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1085- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1086  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1087- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1088
1089
109007-19-2001
1091""""""""""
1092v1.06
1093- now software-RAID compatible
1094- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1095- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1096- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1097  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1098  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1099- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1100
1101
110207-16-2001
1103""""""""""
1104v1.05
1105- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1106- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1107- fixed install.sh
1108
1109
111007-15-2001
1111""""""""""
1112v1.04
1113- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1114- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1115- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1116- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1117
1118
111907-14-2001
1120""""""""""
1121v1.03
1122- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1123- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1124- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1125- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1126    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1127    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1128        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1129          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1130    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1131- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1132  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1133- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1134- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1135- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1136  last N days (N specified by user)
1137
1138
113907-07-2001
1140""""""""""
1141v1.02
1142- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1143- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1144  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1145- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1146- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1147  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1148  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1149- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1150- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1151- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1152- RPM and SRPM published
1153- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1154- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1155
115607-04-2001
1157""""""""""
1158v1.00
1159- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1160  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1161- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1162  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1163- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1164  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1165- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1166- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1167- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1168- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1169- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1170- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1171- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1172- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1173- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1174- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1175- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1176  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1177- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1178  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1179
1180
118103-15-2001
1182""""""""""
1183v0.99
1184- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1185- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1186- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1187- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1188- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1189- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1190
1191
119203-06-2001
1193""""""""""
1194v0.981
1195- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1196
1197
119802-26-2001
1199""""""""""
1200v0.98
1201- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1202- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1203- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1204- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1205
120602-28-2001
1207""""""""""
1208v0.977
1209- based on v0.976
1210- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1211- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1212- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1213
121409-01-2000
1215""""""""""
1216v0.976
1217- technical changes
1218  - 12MB ramdisk
1219  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1220  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1221  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1222  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1223  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1224  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1225    the requisite modules already
1226- extra facilities
1227  - ReiserFS support
1228  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1229    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1230- bugfixes
1231  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1232  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1233  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1234  - dummy burn mode is working again
1235  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1236    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1237  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1238
123907-03-2000
1240""""""""""
1241v0.975 published
1242- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1243- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1244- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1245- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1246- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1247- removed devdump from overhead-list
1248- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1249- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1250- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1251- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1252- ramdisk is now 14MB
1253
125406-16-2000
1255""""""""""
1256v0.972 published
1257- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1258  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1259- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1260
126106-14-2000
1262""""""""""
1263v0.971 published
1264- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1265- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1266  sharing much better than before
1267
126806-10-2000
1269""""""""""
1270v0.970 published
1271- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1272- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1273- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1274- auto-archive:-
1275    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1276    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1277      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1278    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1279    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1280    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1281    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1282      at backup-time and restore-time
1283    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1284- selective restore is finally fixed
1285- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1286
128706-03-2000
1288""""""""""
1289v0.965 released
1290- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1291- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1292- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1293- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1294
129506-02-2000
1296""""""""""
1297v0.964 released
1298- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1299- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1300- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1301- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1302- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1303- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1304
130505-31-2000
1306""""""""""
1307v0.963 released
1308- ISO images are no longer padded
1309- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1310  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1311- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1312- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1313  want IDE optimization when restoring
1314- lots of work done on auto-archive
1315- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1316- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1317- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1318- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1319  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1320- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1321  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1322- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1323  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1324
132505-25-2000
1326""""""""""
1327v0.962 released
1328- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1329- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1330- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1331- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1332- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1333- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1334- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1335- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1336- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1337- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1338- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1339- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1340
134105-23-2000
1342""""""""""
1343v0.961 released
1344- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1345- default compression level is 4
1346- default verify level is 2
1347- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1348- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1349- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1350- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1351
135205-22-2000
1353""""""""""
1354v0.960 released
1355- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1356- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1357- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1358  without being shouted at ;)
1359- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1360- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1361- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1362  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1363- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1364- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1365  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1366
1367[snip]
1368...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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