source: MondoRescue/branches/2.2.2/mondo/ChangeLog

Last change on this file was 1315, checked in by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago

Log files are now consistent: mondoarchive.log for mondoarchive (containing also mindi.log) and mondorestore.log for mondorestore (copied from /tmp (ram) to /var/log (disk) at the end of the restore)
One include has been created for each bianry containing only that declaration ofr the moment, but which will be extended to include all local definitions (ps_* e.g.)
Doc updated accordingly
LOGFILE in restore process is now passed in the environment and not duplicated anymore
LogIt is not redifined either
LOGFILE should be put in environment by mondoarchive for mindi's usage but that's a step left for later.

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1# $Id: ChangeLog 1315 2007-04-16 14:13:59Z bruno $
52.2.2 (2007-04-16)
6- Log files are now consistent: mondoarchive.log for mondoarchive (containing also mindi.log) and mondorestore.log for mondorestore (copied from /tmp (ram) to /var/log (disk) at the end of the restore) (Bruno Cornec)
7- Script label-partitions-as-necessary now works correctly for LABEL and UUID (Bruno Cornec)
8- Remove useless script compare-me (Bruno Cornec)
9- Some FreeBSD fixes (Bruno Cornec)
10- Fix a bug where losetup is called with only one parameter (#140) (Bruno Cornec)
11- Fix a core dumped when a Big file doesn't exist an can't be created (Nic
12Watson/Bruno Cornec)
13- support UUID in mondorestore (Fix #103) (Bruno Cornec)
14- Fix a bug in size computation for cciss and similar devices needing a p before their partition name (Bruno Cornec)
15- Fix 2 references to grep -x (Fix for #96) (Bruno Cornec)
16- Add build support for Mandriva 2007.1, RREL 5 and Debian 4.0 (Bruno Cornec)
17- Fix a bug on is_this_raid_personality_registered (John Pearson/Bruno Cornec)
18- Fix a bug with raid5 arrays synchronization (Rémi Bondoin)
19- Tape support improvements (Benoit Donnette/Michel Loiseleur)
20- Handle no compression + verify correctly (Scott Cummings)
21- various HOWTO fixes (Mike Kinney)
22- Fix temporarily a bug when a biggiefile > 32MB was compressed below the size
23of a slice (16MB) (Michel Loiseleur/Bruno Cornec)
24- Better module loading in insmod_crucial_modules (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- Improve Gentoo packaging (Linos)
26- Small typo fix for mondorestore man page (petes-bugs)
27- Small memory management improvements (Michel Loiseleur/Bruno Cornec)
28- Store NFS config only once (Bruno Cornec)
29- Fix a flaw in libmondo-mountlist.c (there since rev [1] !!) (Bruno Cornec)
30- Increased MAX_STR_LEN to 384 to make it divisible without remainder by eight
31for 64 bits platforms (Andree Leidenfrost)
32- Fix a bug where no bzip2 format file would be found when supporting gzip (Andy Wright)
33- CentOS fixes (Andy Wright)
352.2.1 (2006-12-23)
36- Fix a memory allocation bug in gen_aux_list (Klaus Ade Johnstad/Andree Leidenfrost)
37- fedora core 6 and suse 10.2 support added in build process (Bruno Cornec)
38- Fix a bug where grub.conf was a symlink (Bruno Cornec)
39- mondo now supports gzip compression format (-G option) (#113) (Bruno Cornec)
40- ACL and XATTR are now NOT backed up anymore by default. Should increase mondoarchive speed. To handle them as before, please use the -z option. Fix Bug #63 (Bruno Cornec)
41- Fix a bug in libmondo-fifo.c where potentially no buffer content could let mondo runni ng forever in case of an exception (Bruno Cornec)
42- Fix a bug where ps (busybox) and ps (system) do not give PID in the same column (Bruno Cornec)
43- TAG is now per package (Bruno Cornec)
44- Add CentOS build support (Andy Wright/Bruno Cornec)
45- Fix bug #89 (env var were queried too early, and not ncessarily in PXE mode) (Bruno Cornec)
46- fix #66 (setfacl not existing => no error) (Bruno Cornec)
47- Removal of grep -w|-x during restore as not supported by busybox fixes bug #101 (Alfred Chua/Bruno Cornec)
48- Fix a bug with DVD+RW format, when mondo asks for retry without success indifinitely (Mariano Aliaga)
49- Fix Bug #90 mondoarchive fails when using space in the prefix (Bruno Cornec)
50- Fix Bug #87 LABEL= swap does not come online after mondorestore (Bruno Cornec)
51- Source directory for mondo is now src (compatibility with trunk) (Bruno Cornec)
532.2.0 (2006-10-04)
54- start-nfs now exports variables taken from PXE command line to mondo to override parameters during archiving - Fix bug #21 (Bruno Cornec)
55- Fix for bug #71 mondo now works correctly on x86_64 (Brendan Bouffler/Bruno Cornec)
56- Fix for bug #4 (B. Baumer)
57- Fix PXE documentation (Brendan Bouffler)
58- Attempt to fix bug #25 - bonding support (Michael Shapiro/Bruno Cornec)
59- Write start and finish time to log - Fix bug #33 (Bruno Cornec)
60- New mr_stresc function to escape commands submitted to system and fixes [[debianBTS(379966)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
61- New files mr_string.c and mr_string.h (v3.0 new organization) (Andree Leidenfrost)
62- Fix for [[debianBTS(320152)]] display problem in newt (Andree Leidenfrost)
63- Check for grub.conf being a symbolic link (Andree Leidenfrost)
64- AFS support (Andree Leidenfrost/Bruno Cornec)
65- Better post-nuke handling (first steps) (Andree Leidenfrost)
66- Icon for use in menus (Andree Leidenfrost)
67- Fix for bug #14 -E switch error (Bruno Cornec)
68- Fix for bug #6 mondorestore will ask for prefix during selectve restore (Bruno Cornec)
69- Fix for bug #21 prefix taken from PXE server first (Bruno Cornec)
70- Fix for bug #24 ps options (Bruno Cornec)
722.0.9 (2006-08-04)
73- Preliminary build process working for Debian and Gentoo (Bruno Cornec)
74- New NFS/PXE support. start-nfs is now a fixed script. Allow more possibilities at restore time (Bruno Cornec)
75- Fix some compiler warnings for 64bits mode (Andree Leidenfrost)
76- Fix various screen corruption for 'Configure LVM'/RAID sync (Andree Leidenfrost)
77- SuSE RPMS now use bzip2 (Lars Rupp/Bruno Cornec)
78- Exclude ClearCase mvfs type of filesystem from mondo backup ( Cornec)
79- Improved .spec Requires (Fedora/SuSE feedbacks) (Bruno Cornec)
80- Indication for users of IDE burners and 2.6 kernels (Christopher Moriarity/Bruno Cornec)
81- remove df -P during restore as busybox doesn't support it (Bruno Cornec)
82- nfsmount option added to allow redeployment from another NFS server (Bruno Cornec)
83- This version should work a bit better with files having special char bug #7421 - but more to come (Bruno Cornec)
84- Fix [[debianBTS(369321)]] by increasing MAX_TAPECATALOG_ENTRIES to 8192 and bkpinfo->optimal_set_size to 16MB (Andree Leidenfrost)
85- Fix problem with BurnProof+DVD (Andree Leidenfrost)
86- Fix bug #7820: mondo should now support files > 2GB ( Cornec)
87- Replaced all occurrences of egrep with 'grep -E' and of fgrep with 'grep -F' (Andree Leidenfrost)
88- Optimize grep usage - fixes [[debianBTS(222052)]] (Andree Leidenfrost)
89- Avoid false alerts about growisofs not running under sudo (Andree Leidenfrost)
90- Increase PPCFG_RAMDISK_SIZE to 350 MB (Thomas Börkel/Bruno Cornec)
91- Removed useless mondo-makefilelist (Andree Leidenfrost)
92- Fix a segmentation fault in parse_mdstat() (Andree Leidenfrost)
93- Fix gcc 4.1.2 warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
952.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
96- Fix a bug in -I and -E handling !! (Paolo Bernardoni <>/Bruno Cornec)
97- Fix permissions for autorun (Bruno Cornec)
98- Fox delivery problems for tar files with too restrictive umask (Bruno Cornec)
99- Fix parsing of DHCP information in start-nfs script (Andree Leidenfrost)
1012.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
102- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment (Bruno Cornec)
1042.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
105- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
106- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused) (Bruno Cornec)
107- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
108- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
109- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the man pages and howto in minimal useful formats (Bruno Cornec)
110- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
111- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
112- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
113- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when assembling name for image file to verify (Andree Leidenfrost)
114- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks (still a problem for filenames with ') (Bruno Cornec)
115- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries) (Bruno Cornec)
1172.0.7 (2006-03-10)
118- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
119- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
120- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats. (Andree Leidenfrost)
121- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
122- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package. (Andree Leidenfrost)
123- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
124- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
125- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
126- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
127- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
128- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
129- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
130- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also [[debianBTS(352323)]].) (Andree Leidenfrost)
131- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
132- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
134v2.06 (2005-12-23)
135- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
136- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
137- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
138- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
139- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
140- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
141- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
142- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
143- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images (Andree Leidenfrost)
144- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
145- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
146- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser (Andree Leidenfrost)
147- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
148- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance) (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
149- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball) (Bruno Cornec)
150- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
151- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
152- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
153- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
154- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0, mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
155- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
156- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
157- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
158- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
160v2.05 (2005-11-19)
161- -p options works better for NFS cases (Bruno Cornec)
162- ia64 is now working for rhel3 (Bruno Cornec)
163- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
164- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
166v2.04_berlios (2005-10-30)
167- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe) (Bruno Cornec)
168- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
169- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
170- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
172v2.04 (2005-05-03)
173- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
175v2.03 (2004-09-29)
176- better SLES8 support
177- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
179v2.02 (2004-07-21)
180- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
181- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
182- better software RAID support
183- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
184- better star, ACL support
185- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
187v2.01 (2004-06-21)
188- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
189- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
190- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
191- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
193v2.00 (2004-06-18)
194- first 2.0 release
195- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
196- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
197- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
198- added xmondo pixmap installation
199- fixed -m and -Vc flags
200- fixed NTFS support!
201- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
202- added -devel package
203- made xmondo a second package
204- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
205- Clean up, added spanish translation
206- Set prefix to be /usr
207- added/fixed Requires
208- remove CVS directories prior to building
209- added 2.6 kernel support
210- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
211- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
212- added support for boot/root multi floppies
213- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
214- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
215- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy), use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
216- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
217- fixed lots of bugs
218- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
219- added grub-install.patched
220- removed embleer & other binaries
221- added '-b' to specify block size
222- added '-R' for star support
224v1.75 (2004-03-29)
225- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
226- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
227- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
228- better magicdev support
229- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
230- DVD support added
231- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
232- fixed multi-tape support
233- re-implemented -D and -J
234- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which affected tape+floppy users
235- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
236- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
237- fixed some stray assert()'s
238- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
239- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
240- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
241- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
242- improved tape device detection code
243- better GRUB support
244- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
245- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
246- better logging
247- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
248- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
249- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
250- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
251- tweaked GUI - better feedback
2531.74 (2003-09-24)
254- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
255- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
256- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
257- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
258- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
259- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
260- ISO tweaks
261- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped funny German filenames from being handled properly
262- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
263- added rudimentary support for SME
264- added better label support
265- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
266- fixed spec file
267- reject -E /
268- added partimagehack to the mix
2701.73 (2003-05-04)
271- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
272- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
273- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
274- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
275- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
276- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
277- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
278- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
279- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability to find their boot loader and type
280- improved which_boot_loader()
281- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
282- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time then offer user chance to choose another media source
283- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing mountlist to fill your drives
284- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
285- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
286- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
287- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
288- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
289- cleaned up segfault-handling
290- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
291- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
292- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
293- fixed interactive/textonly support
294- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
295- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
296- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
297- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
299v1.72 (2003-04-23)
300- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
301- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
302- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
303- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
304- removed duplicate entry from makefile
305- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
306- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
307- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
308- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
309- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
310- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
311- tweaked restore scripts tgz
312- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
313- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar payload to CD at backup-time
314- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
315- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
316- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
317- made code more legible
318- fixed post-nuke support
319- fixed nfs support
320- fixed iso support
321- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally, in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
322- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
323- updated documentation
324- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
326v1.71 (2003-04-04)
327- log newt, slang, ncurses info
328- updated man page
329- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
330- fixed serious NFS restore bug
331- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
332- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
333- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
334- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
335- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
336- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
337- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog instead of -I <paths> to backup
338- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
339- better location for manpage
340- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help users w/ broken tape driver firmware
341- sort -u fstab after modifying it
342- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
343- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
344- updated manpage
345- added -e support
347v1.70 (2003-04-04)
348- new devel branch opened
350v1.52 (2002-12-08)
351- fixed bug in multithreading
352- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
353- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
354- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
355- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
356- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
357- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
358- re-enabled extra tape checksums
359- disabled spurious warnings
360- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
361- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
362- added Makefile
363- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
364- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
365- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
366- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
367- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
369v1.51 (2002-11-17)
370- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
371- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
372- lots of CD-related fixes
373- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
374- better handling of 'kill'
375- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
376- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
377- fixed
378- updated documentation
379- fixed .spec file
380- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
381- commented code
382- updated man page
383- added -v / --version flag
384- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
385- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
386- fixed BurnProof-related bug
387- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
388- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
389- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
390- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
391- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
392- included various patches from KP
393- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
394- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
395- fixed multi-tape bug
396- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
397- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
398- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with command-line parameters or not
399- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
400- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly; use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
401- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
403v1.50 (2002-09-08)
404- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
405- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
406- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
407- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
408- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
409- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
410- lots of multitape-related fixes
411- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
412- if isodir does not exist then abort
413- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
414- exclude /root/images/mindi
415- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
416- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
417- restructured the source files
418- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
419- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
420- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
421- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
422- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
423- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
424- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
425- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking, whether Interactive or Nuke mode
426- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.) was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
427- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
428- incorporate post-nuke tarball
429- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently in the event of end-of-tape
430- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
431- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
432- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
433- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
434- differential mode fixed; supported again
435- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
436- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
437- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
438- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
439- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask for kernel path+filename
440- misc clean-ups (Troff)
441- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
442- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
443- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
444- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
445- added lockfile
446- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
447- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
448- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
449- fixed bug in new '-s' code
450- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
451- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
452- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
453- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
454- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
455- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
456- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten)
457- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is not apparent from its filename' bug
458- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
459- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
460- fixed bug in --mbr
462v1.43-7 (2002-06-04)
463- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
464- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
465- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
466- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without various error checks; use with caution
467- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
468- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
469- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
470- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
471- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
472- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
473- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to live filesystem
474- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
475- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
476- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
477- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
478- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
480v1.42-3 (2002-04-12)
481- minor cosmetic enhancements
482- improved homedir-locating code
484v1.42-1 (2002-04-07)
485- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes; NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
486- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
487- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
488- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
489- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
490- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label ext2 or ext3 partitions
491- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
492- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
493- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
494- numerous cosmetic enhancements
495- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
497v1.41-1 (2002-03-21)
498- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
500v1.40-7 (2002-03-10)
501- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
502- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using, tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
503- abort if ramdisk not available
504- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
505- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
506- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
508v1.40-6 (2002-03-03)
509- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
510- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
511- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
512- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
513- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
514- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
515- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
517v1.40-5 (2002-02-24)
518- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
519- updated manpage
520- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
521- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
522- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
523- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p' before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
524- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
525- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
526- run post-nuke script if it exists
527- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
529v1.40-3 (2002-02-17)
530- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
531- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
532- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
533- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
534- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
535- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
536- exclude .journal files properly
537- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
539v1.40-2 (2002-02-11)
540- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
541- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
542- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
543- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
544- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
545- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
546- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
548v1.40-1 (2002-02-10)
549- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
550- cosmetic bugfixes
551- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
552- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
553- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images
554- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
555- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
556- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
557- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
559v1.38-2 (2002-02-07)
560- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
561- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
562- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
563- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
565v1.38-1 (2002-02-06)
566- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
567- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
568- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
569- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
570- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
571- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches of 1.36 and earlier
572- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
573- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
574- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
575- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
577v1.37-1 (2002-01-25)
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 /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
582- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
583- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
584- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
585- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
586- better autodetection of CD writer
587- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
588- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
589- added --skip-floppies switch
590- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
592v1.36-1 (2002-01-20)
593- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
594- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
595- include .spec file in tarball
596- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
597- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
598- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
599- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
600- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
601- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
602- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
603- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
604- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
605- files <16MB aren't chopped
606- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
607- (rudimentary) selective formatting
608- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
610v1.35-1 (2002-01-10)
611- NFS backup+restore support
612- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
613- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
614- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
615- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
616- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
617- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
618- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
619- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
620- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
621- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
622- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
623- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
624- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
625- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
626- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
627- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
628- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
629- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
631v1.34-1 (2001-12-25)
632- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
633- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
634- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
635- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
636- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
637- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
638- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(), as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
640v1.33-8 (2001-12-19)
641- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
642- improved --verify switch's code
643- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
644- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
645- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
646- updated the FAQ
647- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
648- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
649- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
650- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
651- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
652- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
653- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
655v1.33-6 (2001-12-15)
656- misc bugfixes
658v1.33-5 (2001-12-14)
659- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
660- improved tape verification code
661- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
663v1.33-4 (2001-12-13)
664- updated FAQ
665- experimental GRUB support
666- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
667- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
668- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
669- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
671v1.33-3 (2001-12-12)
672- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
673- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
674- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
676v1.33-1 (2001-12-12)
677- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
678- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
679- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
680- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
681- put quotes around chmod's parameter
682- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
683- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
684- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
685- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
686- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
687- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed or added since the last complete backup
689v1.32-2 (2001-12-09)
690- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
691- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
692- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
693- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
694- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
696v1.32 (2001-12-09)
697- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
698- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
699- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
700- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at boot-time
701- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
702- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
703- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
704- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
705- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
706- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
707- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
708- cleaned up compare + restore logging
709- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
711v1.31 (2001-12-04)
712- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
713- exclude each device's lost+found directory
714- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
715- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files (cos there weren't any *g*)
716- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
717- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
718- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
719- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
720- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
721- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
722- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
723- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
724- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from there to mondo-tools.c
725- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
726- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
727- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
728- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell the user their archives are good despite the differneces
729- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
730- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
731- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
732- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll just end up looking very silly :)
734v1.30 (2001-11-28)
735- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect the changes
736- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check to see if Mondo was installed properly
737- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
738- optimal set size is now 24MB
739- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
740- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
741- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will now exclude each of these journal files automatically
742- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk, to configure the MBR
743- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
744- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
745- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
746- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
748v1.19 (2001-11-14)
749- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
750- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
751- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
752- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
753- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:- - missing else{} - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read retval+=res (Tony Kim)
754- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible with busybox's umount command
755- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the CD/ISO fails the verification phase
756- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
757- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user says s/he has modified the mountlist
758- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo picks up on the fact & reports it
759- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data, just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
760- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
761- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
763v1.18 (2001-10-28)
764- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
765- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
767v1.17 (2001-10-20)
768- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
769- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did mount, before it returns an error
770- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
771- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
772- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
773- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
774- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
775- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
776- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
777- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
778- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
779- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
780- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
782v1.16 (2001-10-10)
783- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
784- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
785- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
786- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
787- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
788- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M), not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
789- has been tested successfully with the following distros - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
790- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>' switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
791- LVM support is stabilizing
792- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to mount/unmount the swap partitions
793- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
794- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
795- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
796- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1; bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
797- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then politely direct them to Mindi :-)
799v1.15 (2001-09-28)
800- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
801- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
802- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
803- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures indicating time spent & remaining)
804- experimental LVM support
805- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
806- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
807- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
808- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
809- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
810- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
811- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
813v1.14 (2001-09-18)
814- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
815- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
816- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
817- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
818- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
819- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
820- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
821- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
822- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
823- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
824- updated the FAQ
825- added code to verify ISO images
826- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with older versions of cdrecord
827- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
828- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
829- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
830- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
831- ported mondo-tarme to C - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself - shows '% done' when burning CD
832- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
833- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
834- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
835- up to 19 CD's may be created now
836- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
837- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
838- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
840v1.13 (2001-09-01)
841- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
842- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
843- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
844- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would generate erroneous error messages
845- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles() subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
846- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly moved/changed, etc.
847- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
848- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
849- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
850- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
851- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz, which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
852- changed FIFO size to 20MB
853- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
854- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
855- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
856- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
857- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
858- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e. the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within mondo-restore
859- better post-run clean-up
860- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
861- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
862- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
863- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
865v1.12 (2001-08-18)
866- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
867- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
868- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
869- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
870- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have been amended accordingly
871- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
872- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
873- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
874- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
875- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
876- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
877- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
878- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
879- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
880- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
881- updated the FAQ
883v1.10 (2001-08-12)
884- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
885- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
886- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
887- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
888- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
889- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
890- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
891- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
892- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
893- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
894- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
895- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
896- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
897- updated the FAQ
898- working on Cuckoo Mode...
900v1.09 (2001-08-02)
901- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
902- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
903- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
905v1.08 (2001-07-28)
906- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
907- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
908- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
910v1.07 (2001-07-22)
911- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
912- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making a new entry in /etc/fstab
913- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
914- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
915- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping, creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring - mondo-restore.c works well - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
916- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
917- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
918- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
919- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
921v1.06 (2001-07-19)
922- now software-RAID compatible
923- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
924- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
925- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work, even if the mountlist has some gaps
926- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
928v1.05 (2001-07-16)
929- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
930- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
931- fixed
933v1.04 (2001-07-15)
934- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
935- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
936- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
937- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
939v1.03 (2001-07-14)
940- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
941- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
942- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
943- added 'mondo-restore.c'
944 - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
945 - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo) just in case the new C program doesn't work
946 - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
947- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
948- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
949- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
950- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the last N days (N specified by user)
952v1.02 (2001-07-07)
953- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
954- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
955- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
956- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
957- default set size (native) is now 12MB
958- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
959- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
960- RPM and SRPM published
961- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
962- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
964v1.00 (2001-07-04)
965- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
966- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
967- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
968- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
969- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
970- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
971- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
972- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
973- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
974- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
975- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
976- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
977- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
978- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
979- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about 8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
981v0.99 (2001-03-15)
982- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
983- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
984- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
985- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
986- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
987- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
989v0.981 (2001-03-06)
990- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
992v0.98 (2001-02-28)
993- INSTALL script renamed to
994- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
995- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
996- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
998v0.977 (2001-02-26)
999- based on v0.976
1000- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1001- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1002- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1004v0.976 (2000-09-01)
1005- technical changes - 12MB ramdisk - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries) - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got) - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with the requisite modules already
1006- extra facilities - ReiserFS support - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1007- bugfixes - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup) - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly - dummy burn mode is working again - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1009v0.975 (2000-07-03)
1010- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1011- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1012- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1013- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1014- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1015- removed devdump from overhead-list
1016- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1017- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1018- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1019- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1020- ramdisk is now 14MB
1022v0.972 (2000-06-16)
1023- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more friendly towards mult-disk sets
1024- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1026v0.971 (2000-06-14)
1027- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1028- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn sharing much better than before
1030v0.970 (2000-06-10)
1031- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1032- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1033- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1034- auto-archive:- - offers Low, Medium or High compression - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on existing hard drive (if possible) instead - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them) - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled at backup-time and restore-time - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1035- selective restore is finally fixed
1036- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1038v0.965 (2000-06-03)
1039- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1040- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1041- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1042- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1044v0.964 (2000-06-02)
1045- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1046- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1047- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1048- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1049- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1050- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1052v0.963 (2000-05-31)
1053- ISO images are no longer padded
1054- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed at restore-time before CD is accessed
1055- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1056- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't want IDE optimization when restoring
1057- lots of work done on auto-archive
1058- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1059- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1060- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1061- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device; this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1062- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1063- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1065v0.962 (2000-05-25)
1066- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1067- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1068- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1069- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1070- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1071- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1072- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1073- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1074- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1075- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1076- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1077- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1079v0.961 (2000-05-23)
1080- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1081- default compression level is 4
1082- default verify level is 2
1083- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1084- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1085- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1086- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1088v0.960 (2000-05-22)
1089- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1090- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1091- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help without being shouted at ;)
1092- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1093- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1094- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1095- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1096- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
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