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1# $Id: ChangeLog 305 2006-01-12 16:37:42Z bruno $
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3MONDO CHANGES
4
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- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
17
18v2.06 (2005-12-23)
19- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
20- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
21- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
22- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
23- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
24- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
25- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
26- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
27- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
28  (Andree Leidenfrost)
29- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
30- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
31- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
32  (Andree Leidenfrost)
33- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
34- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
35  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
36- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
37  (Bruno Cornec)
38- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
39- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
40- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
41- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
42- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
43  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
44- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
45  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
46- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
47- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
48- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
49  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
50
51v2.05 (2005-11-19)
52- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
53- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
54- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
55- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
56
57v2.04_berlios
58- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
59  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
60  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
61  (Bruno Cornec)
62- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
63- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
64- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
65  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
66
67v2.04
68- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
69  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
70
71   
72v2.03
73- better SLES8 support
74- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
75
76
77v2.02
78- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
79  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
80  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
81- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
82  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
83- better software RAID support
84- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
85- better star, ACL support
86- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
87
88
89v2.01
90- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
91- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
92  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
93- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
94- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
95
96
97v2.00
98- first 2.0 release
99- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
100- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
101- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
102- added xmondo pixmap installation
103- fixed -m and -Vc flags
104- fixed NTFS support!
105- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
106- added -devel package
107- made xmondo a second package
108- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
109- Clean up, added spanish translation
110- Set prefix to be /usr
111- added/fixed Requires
112- remove CVS directories prior to building
113- added 2.6 kernel support
114- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
115- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
116- added support for boot/root multi floppies
117- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
118- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
119  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
120- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
121  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
122- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
123- fixed lots of bugs
124- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
125  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
126- added grub-install.patched
127- removed embleer & other binaries
128- added '-b' to specify block size
129- added '-R' for star support
130
131
132v1.75
133- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
134- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
135- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
136  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
137- better magicdev support
138- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
139- DVD support added
140- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
141- fixed multi-tape support
142- re-implemented -D and -J
143- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
144  affected tape+floppy users
145- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
146  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
147- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
148- fixed some stray assert()'s
149- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
150- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
151- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
152- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
153  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
154- improved tape device detection code
155- better GRUB support
156- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
157- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
158- better logging
159- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
160- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
161- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
162- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
163- tweaked GUI - better feedback
164
165   
1661.74
167- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
168- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
169- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
170- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
171- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
172- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
173- ISO tweaks
174- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
175  funny German filenames from being handled properly
176- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
177- added rudimentary support for SME
178- added better label support
179- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
180- fixed spec file
181- reject -E /
182- added partimagehack to the mix
183   
184   
1851.73
186- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
187- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
188- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
189- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
190- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
191  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
192- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
193- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
194- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
195  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
196- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
197  to find their boot loader and type
198- improved which_boot_loader()
199- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
200  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
201- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
202  then offer user chance to choose another media source
203- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
204  mountlist to fill your drives
205- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
206- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
207- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
208  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
209- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
210- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
211- cleaned up segfault-handling
212- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
213- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
214- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
215- fixed interactive/textonly support
216- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
217- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
218- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
219- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
220   
221
222v1.72
223- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
224- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
225- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
226- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
227- removed duplicate entry from makefile
228- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
229- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
230- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
231- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
232- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
233- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
234  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
235- tweaked restore scripts tgz
236- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
237- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
238  payload to CD at backup-time
239- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
240- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
241- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
242- made code more legible
243- fixed post-nuke support
244- fixed nfs support
245- fixed iso support
246- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
247  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
248- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
249- updated documentation
250- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
251
252
253v1.71
254- log newt, slang, ncurses info
255- updated man page
256- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
257- fixed serious NFS restore bug
258- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
259- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
260- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
261- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
262- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
263- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
264- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
265  instead of -I <paths> to backup
266- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
267  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
268- better location for manpage
269- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
270  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
271- sort -u fstab after modifying it
272- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
273- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
274- updated manpage
275- added -e support
276
277v1.70
278- new devel branch opened
279
280
281v1.52
282- fixed bug in multithreading
283- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
284- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
285- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
286- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
287  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
288- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
289- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
290- re-enabled extra tape checksums
291- disabled spurious warnings
292- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
293- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
294  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
295- added Makefile
296- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
297- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
298- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
299- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
300- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
301
302
303v1.51
304- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
305- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
306- lots of CD-related fixes
307- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
308- better handling of 'kill'
309- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
310- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
311- fixed install.sh
312- updated documentation
313- fixed .spec file
314- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
315- commented code
316- updated man page
317- added -v / --version flag
318- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
319- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
320- fixed BurnProof-related bug
321- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
322- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
323- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
324- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
325- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
326- included various patches from KP
327- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
328- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
329- fixed multi-tape bug
330- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
331- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
332- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
333  command-line parameters or not
334- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
335  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
336- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
337  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
338- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
339
340
34109/08/2002
342""""""""""
343v1.50
344- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
345- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
346- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
347- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
348- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
349- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
350- lots of multitape-related fixes
351- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
352- if isodir does not exist then abort
353- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
354- exclude /root/images/mindi
355- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
356- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
357- restructured the source files
358- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
359  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
360- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
361- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
362- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
363- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
364- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
365- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
366- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
367  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
368- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
369  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
370  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
371- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
372- incorporate post-nuke tarball
373- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
374  in the event of end-of-tape
375- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
376  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
377- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
378  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
379  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
380- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
381- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
382- differential mode fixed; supported again
383- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
384- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
385- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
386- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
387- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
388  for kernel path+filename
389- misc clean-ups (Troff)
390- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
391- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
392- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
393- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
394- added lockfile
395- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
396- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
397- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
398- fixed bug in new '-s' code
399- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
400- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
401- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
402- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
403  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
404- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
405- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
406- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
407- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
408  not apparent from its filename' bug
409- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
410- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
411- fixed bug in --mbr
412
413
41406-04-2002
415""""""""""
416v1.43-7 (STABLE)
417- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
418- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
419- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
420- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
421  various error checks; use with caution
422- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
423- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
424- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
425- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
426- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
427- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
428- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
429  live filesystem
430- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
431- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
432- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
433- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
434- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
435
436
43704-12-2002
438""""""""""
439v1.42-3 (STABLE)
440- minor cosmetic enhancements
441- improved homedir-locating code
442
443
44404-07-2002
445""""""""""
446v1.42-1 (STABLE)
447- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
448  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
449  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
450- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
451- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
452- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
453- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
454- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
455  ext2 or ext3 partitions
456- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
457- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
458- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
459- numerous cosmetic enhancements
460- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
461   
462
46303-21-2002
464""""""""""
465v1.41-1 (STABLE)
466- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
467
468
46903-10-2002
470""""""""""
471v1.40-7 (STABLE)
472- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
473- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
474  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
475- abort if ramdisk not available
476- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
477- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
478- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
479
480
48103-03-2002
482""""""""""
483v1.40-6 (STABLE)
484- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
485- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
486- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
487- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
488- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
489- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
490- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
491
492
49302-24-2002
494""""""""""
495v1.40-5 (STABLE)
496- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
497- updated manpage
498- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
499- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
500- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
501- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
502  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
503- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
504- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
505- run post-nuke script if it exists
506- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
507   
508
50902-17-2002
510""""""""""
511v1.40-3 (STABLE)
512- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
513- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
514- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
515- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
516- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
517- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
518- exclude .journal files properly
519- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
520
521
52202-11-2002
523""""""""""
524v1.40-2 (STABLE)
525- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
526- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
527- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
528- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
529- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
530- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
531- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
532
533
53402-10-2002
535""""""""""
536v1.40-1 (STABLE)
537- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
538- cosmetic bugfixes
539- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
540- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
541- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
542  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
543- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
544- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
545- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
546- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
547
548   
54902-07-2002
550""""""""""
551v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
552- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
553- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
554- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
555- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
556
557
55802-06-2002
559""""""""""
560v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
561- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
562- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
563- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
564  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
565- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
566- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
567- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
568  of 1.36 and earlier
569- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
570  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
571- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
572- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
573- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
574
575
57601-25-2002
577""""""""""
578v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
579- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
580- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
581- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
582- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
583  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
584  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
585- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
586- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
587- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
588- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
589- better autodetection of CD writer
590- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
591- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
592- added --skip-floppies switch
593- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
594
595
59601-20-2002
597""""""""""
598v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
599- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
600- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
601- include .spec file in tarball
602- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
603- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
604- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
605- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
606- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
607- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
608- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
609- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
610- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
611- files <16MB aren't chopped
612- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
613- (rudimentary) selective formatting
614- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
615
616
61701-10-2002
618""""""""""
619v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
620- NFS backup+restore support
621- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
622- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
623- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
624- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
625- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
626- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
627  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
628  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
629- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
630- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
631- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
632  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
633- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
634- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
635- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
636- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
637- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
638- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
639- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
640- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
641- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
642
643
64412-25-2001
645""""""""""
646v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
647- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
648- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
649- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
650- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
651- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
652- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
653- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
654  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
655
656
65712-19-2001
658""""""""""
659v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
660- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
661- improved --verify switch's code
662- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
663- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
664- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
665- updated the FAQ
666- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
667- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
668- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
669- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
670- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
671- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
672- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
673
674
67512-15-2001
676""""""""""
677v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
678- misc bugfixes
679
680
68112-14-2001
682""""""""""
683v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
684- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
685- improved tape verification code
686- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
687
688
68912-13-2001
690""""""""""
691v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
692- updated FAQ
693- experimental GRUB support
694- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
695- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
696- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
697- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
698
699
70012-12-2001
701""""""""""
702v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
703- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
704- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
705- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
706
70712-12-2001
708""""""""""
709v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
710- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
711- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
712- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
713- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
714- put quotes around chmod's parameter
715- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
716  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
717- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
718- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
719- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
720- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
721- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
722  or added since the last complete backup
723
724
72512-09-2001
726""""""""""
727v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
728- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
729- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
730- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
731  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
732- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
733- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
734
735
73612-09-2001
737""""""""""
738v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
739- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
740- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
741- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
742- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
743  boot-time
744- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
745  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
746- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
747- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
748  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
749- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
750- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
751- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
752- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
753- cleaned up compare + restore logging
754- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
755
756
75712-04-2001
758""""""""""
759v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
760- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
761- exclude each device's lost+found directory
762- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
763- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
764  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
765  (cos there weren't any *g*)
766- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
767- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
768- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
769- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
770- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
771- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
772  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
773- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
774- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
775- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
776  there to mondo-tools.c
777- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
778  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
779- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
780- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
781- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
782  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
783- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
784- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
785- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
786- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
787  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
788  just end up looking very silly :)
789
790
79111-28-2001
792""""""""""
793v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
794- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
795  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
796  the changes
797- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
798  to see if Mondo was installed properly
799- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
800- optimal set size is now 24MB
801- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
802- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
803- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
804  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
805- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
806  to configure the MBR
807- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
808- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
809- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
810- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
811  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
812
813
81411-14-2001
815""""""""""
816v1.19
817- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
818- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
819- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
820- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
821- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
822  - missing else{}
823  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
824    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
825- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
826  with busybox's umount command
827- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
828  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
829- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
830- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
831  says s/he has modified the mountlist
832- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
833  picks up on the fact & reports it
834- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
835  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
836- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
837- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
838
839
84010-28-2001
841""""""""""
842v1.18
843- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
844- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
845
846
84710-20-2001
848""""""""""
849v1.17
850- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
851- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
852  mount, before it returns an error
853- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
854- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
855- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
856- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
857- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
858  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
859  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
860- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
861- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
862- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
863- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
864- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
865- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
866  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
867
868
86910-10-2001
870""""""""""
871v1.16
872- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
873- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
874  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
875  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
876- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
877  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
878- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
879- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
880- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
881  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
882- has been tested successfully with the following distros
883  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
884  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
885- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
886  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
887- LVM support is stabilizing
888- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
889  mount/unmount the swap partitions
890- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
891- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
892  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
893- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
894- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
895  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
896- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
897  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
898
899
90009-28-2001
901""""""""""
902v1.15
903- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
904  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
905- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
906- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
907- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
908  indicating time spent & remaining)
909- experimental LVM support
910- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
911- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
912- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
913- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
914- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
915- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
916  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
917- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
918  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
919
920
92109-18-2001
922""""""""""
923v1.14
924- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
925- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
926  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
927- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
928- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
929- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
930- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
931  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
932- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
933- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
934  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
935- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
936  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
937- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
938- updated the FAQ
939- added code to verify ISO images
940- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
941  older versions of cdrecord
942- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
943  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
944- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
945- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
946- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
947- ported mondo-tarme to C
948  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
949  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
950  - shows '% done' when burning CD
951- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
952- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
953- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
954- up to 19 CD's may be created now
955- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
956- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
957- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
958
959
96009-01-2001
961""""""""""
962v1.13
963- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
964- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
965- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
966- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
967  generate erroneous error messages
968- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
969  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
970  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
971- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
972  moved/changed, etc.
973- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
974- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
975  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
976- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
977- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
978  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
979- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
980  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
981  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
982  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
983- changed FIFO size to 20MB
984- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
985  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
986- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
987- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
988- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
989- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
990  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
991- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
992  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
993  mondo-restore
994- better post-run clean-up
995- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
996- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
997  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
998- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
999- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1000
1001
100208-18-2001
1003""""""""""
1004v1.12
1005- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1006- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1007- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1008- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1009- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1010  been amended accordingly
1011- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1012- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1013- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1014- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1015- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1016- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1017  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1018  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1019  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1020- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1021- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1022  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1023- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1024  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1025- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1026- updated the FAQ
1027
1028
102908-12-2001
1030""""""""""
1031v1.10
1032- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1033- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1034- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1035- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1036  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1037- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1038- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1039- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1040  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1041- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1042- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1043- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1044- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1045- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1046- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1047  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1048- updated the FAQ
1049- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1050
1051
105208-02-2001
1053""""""""""
1054v1.09
1055- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1056- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1057- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1058  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1059
1060
106107-28-2001
1062""""""""""
1063v1.08
1064- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1065- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1066- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1067
1068
106907-22-2001
1070""""""""""
1071v1.07
1072- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1073- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1074  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1075- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1076- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1077- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1078  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1079  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1080    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1081  - mondo-restore.c works well
1082  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1083    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1084- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1085- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1086- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1087  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1088- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1089
1090
109107-19-2001
1092""""""""""
1093v1.06
1094- now software-RAID compatible
1095- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1096- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1097- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1098  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1099  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1100- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1101
1102
110307-16-2001
1104""""""""""
1105v1.05
1106- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1107- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1108- fixed install.sh
1109
1110
111107-15-2001
1112""""""""""
1113v1.04
1114- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1115- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1116- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1117- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1118
1119
112007-14-2001
1121""""""""""
1122v1.03
1123- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1124- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1125- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1126- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1127    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1128    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1129        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1130          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1131    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1132- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1133  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1134- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1135- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1136- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1137  last N days (N specified by user)
1138
1139
114007-07-2001
1141""""""""""
1142v1.02
1143- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1144- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1145  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1146- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1147- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1148  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1149  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1150- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1151- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1152- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1153- RPM and SRPM published
1154- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1155- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1156
115707-04-2001
1158""""""""""
1159v1.00
1160- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1161  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1162- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1163  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1164- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1165  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1166- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1167- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1168- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1169- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1170- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1171- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1172- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1173- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1174- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1175- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1176- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1177  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1178- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1179  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1180
1181
118203-15-2001
1183""""""""""
1184v0.99
1185- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1186- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1187- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1188- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1189- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1190- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1191
1192
119303-06-2001
1194""""""""""
1195v0.981
1196- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1197
1198
119902-26-2001
1200""""""""""
1201v0.98
1202- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1203- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1204- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1205- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1206
120702-28-2001
1208""""""""""
1209v0.977
1210- based on v0.976
1211- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1212- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1213- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1214
121509-01-2000
1216""""""""""
1217v0.976
1218- technical changes
1219  - 12MB ramdisk
1220  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1221  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1222  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1223  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1224  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1225  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1226    the requisite modules already
1227- extra facilities
1228  - ReiserFS support
1229  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1230    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1231- bugfixes
1232  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1233  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1234  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1235  - dummy burn mode is working again
1236  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1237    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1238  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1239
124007-03-2000
1241""""""""""
1242v0.975 published
1243- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1244- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1245- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1246- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1247- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1248- removed devdump from overhead-list
1249- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1250- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1251- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1252- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1253- ramdisk is now 14MB
1254
125506-16-2000
1256""""""""""
1257v0.972 published
1258- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1259  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1260- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1261
126206-14-2000
1263""""""""""
1264v0.971 published
1265- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1266- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1267  sharing much better than before
1268
126906-10-2000
1270""""""""""
1271v0.970 published
1272- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1273- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1274- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1275- auto-archive:-
1276    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1277    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1278      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1279    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1280    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1281    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1282    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1283      at backup-time and restore-time
1284    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1285- selective restore is finally fixed
1286- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1287
128806-03-2000
1289""""""""""
1290v0.965 released
1291- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1292- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1293- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1294- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1295
129606-02-2000
1297""""""""""
1298v0.964 released
1299- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1300- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1301- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1302- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1303- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1304- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1305
130605-31-2000
1307""""""""""
1308v0.963 released
1309- ISO images are no longer padded
1310- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1311  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1312- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1313- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1314  want IDE optimization when restoring
1315- lots of work done on auto-archive
1316- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1317- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1318- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1319- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1320  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1321- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1322  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1323- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1324  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1325
132605-25-2000
1327""""""""""
1328v0.962 released
1329- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1330- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1331- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1332- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1333- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1334- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1335- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1336- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1337- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1338- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1339- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1340- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1341
134205-23-2000
1343""""""""""
1344v0.961 released
1345- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1346- default compression level is 4
1347- default verify level is 2
1348- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1349- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1350- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1351- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1352
135305-22-2000
1354""""""""""
1355v0.960 released
1356- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1357- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1358- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1359  without being shouted at ;)
1360- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1361- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1362- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1363  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1364- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1365- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1366  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1367
1368[snip]
1369...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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