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1# $Id: ChangeLog 497 2006-04-27 22:34:03Z bcornec $
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3MONDO CHANGES
4
5v2.2.0 (2006-05-01)
6
7- Internationalization (A huge thank to rene-marc dolhen
8<rmd_at_mecreant.org> who achieved that big task)
9- Fixed verify for NFS (Andree Leidenfrost)
10- Fix for Bug #6975 (Bruno Cornec)
11- Fix a bug when restoring interactively and having file names with blank
12  (Bruno Cornec)
13- Fix options -I and -E of mondoarchive which were not working
14  (Bruno Cornec)
15- Removed 'ax' options from ps call in busybox (Andree Leidenfrost)
16
17v2.0.7 (2006-02-23)
18- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
19  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
20- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
21- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
22  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
23  (Andree Leidenfrost)
24- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
25  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
26- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
27  (Andree Leidenfrost)
28- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
29- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
30- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
31- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
32- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
33- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
35  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
36- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
37- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
38- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
39
40v2.06 (2005-12-23)
41- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
42- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
43- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
44- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
45- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
46- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
47- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
48- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
49- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
50  (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
52- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
53- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
54  (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
56- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
57  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
58- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
59  (Bruno Cornec)
60- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
61- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
62- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
63- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
64- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
65  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
66- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
67  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
68- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
69- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
70- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
71  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
72
73v2.05 (2005-11-19)
74- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
75- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
76- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
77- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
78
79v2.04_berlios
80- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
81  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
82  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
83  (Bruno Cornec)
84- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
85- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
86- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
87  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
88
89v2.04
90- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
91  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
92
93   
94v2.03
95- better SLES8 support
96- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
97
98
99v2.02
100- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
101  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
102  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
103- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
104  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
105- better software RAID support
106- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
107- better star, ACL support
108- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
109
110
111v2.01
112- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
113- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
114  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
115- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
116- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
117
118
119v2.00
120- first 2.0 release
121- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
122- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
123- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
124- added xmondo pixmap installation
125- fixed -m and -Vc flags
126- fixed NTFS support!
127- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
128- added -devel package
129- made xmondo a second package
130- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
131- Clean up, added spanish translation
132- Set prefix to be /usr
133- added/fixed Requires
134- remove CVS directories prior to building
135- added 2.6 kernel support
136- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
137- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
138- added support for boot/root multi floppies
139- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
140- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
141  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
142- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
143  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
144- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
145- fixed lots of bugs
146- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
147  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
148- added grub-install.patched
149- removed embleer & other binaries
150- added '-b' to specify block size
151- added '-R' for star support
152
153
154v1.75
155- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
156- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
157- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
158  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
159- better magicdev support
160- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
161- DVD support added
162- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
163- fixed multi-tape support
164- re-implemented -D and -J
165- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
166  affected tape+floppy users
167- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
168  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
169- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
170- fixed some stray assert()'s
171- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
172- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
173- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
174- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
175  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
176- improved tape device detection code
177- better GRUB support
178- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
179- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
180- better logging
181- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
182- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
183- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
184- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
185- tweaked GUI - better feedback
186
187   
1881.74
189- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
190- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
191- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
192- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
193- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
194- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
195- ISO tweaks
196- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
197  funny German filenames from being handled properly
198- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
199- added rudimentary support for SME
200- added better label support
201- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
202- fixed spec file
203- reject -E /
204- added partimagehack to the mix
205   
206   
2071.73
208- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
209- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
210- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
211- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
212- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
213  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
214- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
215- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
216- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
217  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
218- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
219  to find their boot loader and type
220- improved which_boot_loader()
221- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
222  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
223- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
224  then offer user chance to choose another media source
225- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
226  mountlist to fill your drives
227- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
228- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
229- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
230  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
231- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
232- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
233- cleaned up segfault-handling
234- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
235- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
236- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
237- fixed interactive/textonly support
238- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
239- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
240- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
241- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
242   
243
244v1.72
245- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
246- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
247- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
248- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
249- removed duplicate entry from makefile
250- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
251- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
252- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
253- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
254- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
255- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
256  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
257- tweaked restore scripts tgz
258- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
259- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
260  payload to CD at backup-time
261- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
262- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
263- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
264- made code more legible
265- fixed post-nuke support
266- fixed nfs support
267- fixed iso support
268- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
269  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
270- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
271- updated documentation
272- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
273
274
275v1.71
276- log newt, slang, ncurses info
277- updated man page
278- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
279- fixed serious NFS restore bug
280- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
281- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
282- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
283- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
284- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
285- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
286- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
287  instead of -I <paths> to backup
288- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
289  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
290- better location for manpage
291- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
292  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
293- sort -u fstab after modifying it
294- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
295- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
296- updated manpage
297- added -e support
298
299v1.70
300- new devel branch opened
301
302
303v1.52
304- fixed bug in multithreading
305- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
306- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
307- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
308- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
309  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
310- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
311- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
312- re-enabled extra tape checksums
313- disabled spurious warnings
314- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
315- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
316  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
317- added Makefile
318- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
319- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
320- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
321- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
322- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
323
324
325v1.51
326- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
327- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
328- lots of CD-related fixes
329- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
330- better handling of 'kill'
331- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
332- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
333- fixed install.sh
334- updated documentation
335- fixed .spec file
336- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
337- commented code
338- updated man page
339- added -v / --version flag
340- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
341- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
342- fixed BurnProof-related bug
343- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
344- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
345- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
346- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
347- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
348- included various patches from KP
349- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
350- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
351- fixed multi-tape bug
352- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
353- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
354- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
355  command-line parameters or not
356- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
357  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
358- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
359  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
360- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
361
362
36309/08/2002
364""""""""""
365v1.50
366- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
367- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
368- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
369- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
370- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
371- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
372- lots of multitape-related fixes
373- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
374- if isodir does not exist then abort
375- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
376- exclude /root/images/mindi
377- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
378- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
379- restructured the source files
380- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
381  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
382- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
383- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
384- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
385- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
386- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
387- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
388- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
389  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
390- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
391  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
392  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
393- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
394- incorporate post-nuke tarball
395- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
396  in the event of end-of-tape
397- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
398  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
399- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
400  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
401  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
402- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
403- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
404- differential mode fixed; supported again
405- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
406- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
407- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
408- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
409- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
410  for kernel path+filename
411- misc clean-ups (Troff)
412- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
413- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
414- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
415- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
416- added lockfile
417- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
418- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
419- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
420- fixed bug in new '-s' code
421- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
422- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
423- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
424- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
425  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
426- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
427- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
428- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
429- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
430  not apparent from its filename' bug
431- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
432- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
433- fixed bug in --mbr
434
435
43606-04-2002
437""""""""""
438v1.43-7 (STABLE)
439- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
440- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
441- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
442- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
443  various error checks; use with caution
444- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
445- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
446- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
447- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
448- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
449- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
450- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
451  live filesystem
452- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
453- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
454- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
455- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
456- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
457
458
45904-12-2002
460""""""""""
461v1.42-3 (STABLE)
462- minor cosmetic enhancements
463- improved homedir-locating code
464
465
46604-07-2002
467""""""""""
468v1.42-1 (STABLE)
469- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
470  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
471  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
472- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
473- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
474- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
475- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
476- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
477  ext2 or ext3 partitions
478- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
479- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
480- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
481- numerous cosmetic enhancements
482- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
483   
484
48503-21-2002
486""""""""""
487v1.41-1 (STABLE)
488- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
489
490
49103-10-2002
492""""""""""
493v1.40-7 (STABLE)
494- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
495- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
496  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
497- abort if ramdisk not available
498- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
499- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
500- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
501
502
50303-03-2002
504""""""""""
505v1.40-6 (STABLE)
506- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
507- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
508- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
509- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
510- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
511- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
512- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
513
514
51502-24-2002
516""""""""""
517v1.40-5 (STABLE)
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'
524  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
525- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
526- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
527- run post-nuke script if it exists
528- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
529   
530
53102-17-2002
532""""""""""
533v1.40-3 (STABLE)
534- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
535- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
536- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
537- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
538- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
539- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
540- exclude .journal files properly
541- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
542
543
54402-11-2002
545""""""""""
546v1.40-2 (STABLE)
547- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
548- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
549- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
550- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
551- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
552- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
553- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
554
555
55602-10-2002
557""""""""""
558v1.40-1 (STABLE)
559- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
560- cosmetic bugfixes
561- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
562- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
563- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
564  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
565- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
566- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
567- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
568- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
569
570   
57102-07-2002
572""""""""""
573v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
574- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
575- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
576- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
577- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
578
579
58002-06-2002
581""""""""""
582v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
583- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
584- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
585- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
586  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
587- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
588- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
589- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
590  of 1.36 and earlier
591- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
592  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
593- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
594- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
595- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
596
597
59801-25-2002
599""""""""""
600v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
601- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
602- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
603- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
604- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
605  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
606  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
607- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
608- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
609- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
610- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
611- better autodetection of CD writer
612- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
613- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
614- added --skip-floppies switch
615- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
616
617
61801-20-2002
619""""""""""
620v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
621- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
622- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
623- include .spec file in tarball
624- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
625- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
626- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
627- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
628- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
629- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
630- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
631- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
632- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
633- files <16MB aren't chopped
634- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
635- (rudimentary) selective formatting
636- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
637
638
63901-10-2002
640""""""""""
641v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
642- NFS backup+restore support
643- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
644- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
645- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
646- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
647- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
648- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
649  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
650  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
651- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
652- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
653- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
654  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
655- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
656- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
657- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
658- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
659- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
660- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
661- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
662- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
663- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
664
665
66612-25-2001
667""""""""""
668v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
669- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
670- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
671- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
672- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
673- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
674- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
675- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
676  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
677
678
67912-19-2001
680""""""""""
681v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
682- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
683- improved --verify switch's code
684- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
685- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
686- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
687- updated the FAQ
688- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
689- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
690- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
691- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
692- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
693- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
694- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
695
696
69712-15-2001
698""""""""""
699v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
700- misc bugfixes
701
702
70312-14-2001
704""""""""""
705v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
706- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
707- improved tape verification code
708- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
709
710
71112-13-2001
712""""""""""
713v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
714- updated FAQ
715- experimental GRUB support
716- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
717- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
718- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
719- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
720
721
72212-12-2001
723""""""""""
724v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
725- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
726- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
727- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
728
72912-12-2001
730""""""""""
731v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
732- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
733- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
734- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
735- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
736- put quotes around chmod's parameter
737- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
738  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
739- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
740- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
741- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
742- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
743- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
744  or added since the last complete backup
745
746
74712-09-2001
748""""""""""
749v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
750- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
751- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
752- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
753  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
754- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
755- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
756
757
75812-09-2001
759""""""""""
760v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
761- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
762- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
763- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
764- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
765  boot-time
766- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
767  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
768- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
769- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
770  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
771- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
772- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
773- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
774- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
775- cleaned up compare + restore logging
776- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
777
778
77912-04-2001
780""""""""""
781v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
782- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
783- exclude each device's lost+found directory
784- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
785- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
786  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
787  (cos there weren't any *g*)
788- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
789- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
790- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
791- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
792- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
793- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
794  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
795- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
796- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
797- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
798  there to mondo-tools.c
799- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
800  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
801- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
802- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
803- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
804  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
805- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
806- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
807- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
808- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
809  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
810  just end up looking very silly :)
811
812
81311-28-2001
814""""""""""
815v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
816- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
817  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
818  the changes
819- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
820  to see if Mondo was installed properly
821- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
822- optimal set size is now 24MB
823- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
824- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
825- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
826  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
827- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
828  to configure the MBR
829- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
830- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
831- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
832- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
833  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
834
835
83611-14-2001
837""""""""""
838v1.19
839- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
840- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
841- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
842- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
843- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
844  - missing else{}
845  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
846    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
847- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
848  with busybox's umount command
849- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
850  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
851- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
852- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
853  says s/he has modified the mountlist
854- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
855  picks up on the fact & reports it
856- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
857  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
858- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
859- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
860
861
86210-28-2001
863""""""""""
864v1.18
865- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
866- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
867
868
86910-20-2001
870""""""""""
871v1.17
872- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
873- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
874  mount, before it returns an error
875- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
876- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
877- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
878- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
879- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
880  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
881  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
882- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
883- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
884- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
885- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
886- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
887- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
888  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
889
890
89110-10-2001
892""""""""""
893v1.16
894- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
895- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
896  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
897  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
898- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
899  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
900- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
901- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
902- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
903  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
904- has been tested successfully with the following distros
905  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
906  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
907- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
908  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
909- LVM support is stabilizing
910- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
911  mount/unmount the swap partitions
912- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
913- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
914  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
915- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
916- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
917  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
918- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
919  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
920
921
92209-28-2001
923""""""""""
924v1.15
925- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
926  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
927- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
928- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
929- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
930  indicating time spent & remaining)
931- experimental LVM support
932- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
933- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
934- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
935- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
936- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
937- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
938  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
939- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
940  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
941
942
94309-18-2001
944""""""""""
945v1.14
946- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
947- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
948  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
949- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
950- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
951- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
952- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
953  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
954- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
955- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
956  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
957- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
958  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
959- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
960- updated the FAQ
961- added code to verify ISO images
962- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
963  older versions of cdrecord
964- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
965  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
966- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
967- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
968- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
969- ported mondo-tarme to C
970  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
971  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
972  - shows '% done' when burning CD
973- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
974- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
975- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
976- up to 19 CD's may be created now
977- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
978- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
979- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
980
981
98209-01-2001
983""""""""""
984v1.13
985- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
986- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
987- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
988- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
989  generate erroneous error messages
990- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
991  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
992  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
993- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
994  moved/changed, etc.
995- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
996- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
997  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
998- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
999- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
1000  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
1001- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
1002  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
1003  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
1004  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
1005- changed FIFO size to 20MB
1006- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
1007  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
1008- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
1009- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
1010- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
1011- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
1012  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
1013- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
1014  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
1015  mondo-restore
1016- better post-run clean-up
1017- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1018- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1019  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1020- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1021- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1022
1023
102408-18-2001
1025""""""""""
1026v1.12
1027- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1028- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1029- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1030- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1031- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1032  been amended accordingly
1033- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1034- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1035- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1036- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1037- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1038- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1039  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1040  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1041  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1042- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1043- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1044  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1045- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1046  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1047- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1048- updated the FAQ
1049
1050
105108-12-2001
1052""""""""""
1053v1.10
1054- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1055- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1056- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1057- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1058  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1059- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1060- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1061- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1062  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1063- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1064- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1065- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1066- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1067- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1068- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1069  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1070- updated the FAQ
1071- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1072
1073
107408-02-2001
1075""""""""""
1076v1.09
1077- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1078- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1079- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1080  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1081
1082
108307-28-2001
1084""""""""""
1085v1.08
1086- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1087- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1088- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1089
1090
109107-22-2001
1092""""""""""
1093v1.07
1094- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1095- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1096  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1097- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1098- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1099- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1100  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1101  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1102    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1103  - mondo-restore.c works well
1104  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1105    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1106- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1107- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1108- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1109  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1110- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1111
1112
111307-19-2001
1114""""""""""
1115v1.06
1116- now software-RAID compatible
1117- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1118- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1119- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1120  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1121  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1122- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1123
1124
112507-16-2001
1126""""""""""
1127v1.05
1128- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1129- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1130- fixed install.sh
1131
1132
113307-15-2001
1134""""""""""
1135v1.04
1136- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1137- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1138- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1139- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1140
1141
114207-14-2001
1143""""""""""
1144v1.03
1145- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1146- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1147- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1148- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1149    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1150    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1151        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1152          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1153    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1154- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1155  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1156- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1157- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1158- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1159  last N days (N specified by user)
1160
1161
116207-07-2001
1163""""""""""
1164v1.02
1165- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1166- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1167  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1168- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1169- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1170  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1171  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1172- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1173- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1174- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1175- RPM and SRPM published
1176- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1177- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1178
117907-04-2001
1180""""""""""
1181v1.00
1182- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1183  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1184- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1185  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1186- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1187  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1188- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1189- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1190- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1191- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1192- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1193- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1194- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1195- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1196- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1197- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1198- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1199  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1200- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1201  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1202
1203
120403-15-2001
1205""""""""""
1206v0.99
1207- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1208- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1209- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1210- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1211- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1212- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1213
1214
121503-06-2001
1216""""""""""
1217v0.981
1218- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1219
1220
122102-26-2001
1222""""""""""
1223v0.98
1224- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1225- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1226- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1227- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1228
122902-28-2001
1230""""""""""
1231v0.977
1232- based on v0.976
1233- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1234- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1235- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1236
123709-01-2000
1238""""""""""
1239v0.976
1240- technical changes
1241  - 12MB ramdisk
1242  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1243  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1244  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1245  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1246  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1247  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1248    the requisite modules already
1249- extra facilities
1250  - ReiserFS support
1251  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1252    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1253- bugfixes
1254  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1255  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1256  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1257  - dummy burn mode is working again
1258  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1259    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1260  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1261
126207-03-2000
1263""""""""""
1264v0.975 published
1265- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1266- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1267- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1268- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1269- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1270- removed devdump from overhead-list
1271- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1272- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1273- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1274- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1275- ramdisk is now 14MB
1276
127706-16-2000
1278""""""""""
1279v0.972 published
1280- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1281  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1282- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1283
128406-14-2000
1285""""""""""
1286v0.971 published
1287- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1288- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1289  sharing much better than before
1290
129106-10-2000
1292""""""""""
1293v0.970 published
1294- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1295- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1296- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1297- auto-archive:-
1298    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1299    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1300      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1301    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1302    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1303    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1304    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1305      at backup-time and restore-time
1306    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1307- selective restore is finally fixed
1308- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1309
131006-03-2000
1311""""""""""
1312v0.965 released
1313- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1314- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1315- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1316- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1317
131806-02-2000
1319""""""""""
1320v0.964 released
1321- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1322- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1323- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1324- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1325- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1326- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1327
132805-31-2000
1329""""""""""
1330v0.963 released
1331- ISO images are no longer padded
1332- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1333  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1334- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1335- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1336  want IDE optimization when restoring
1337- lots of work done on auto-archive
1338- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1339- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1340- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1341- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1342  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1343- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1344  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1345- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1346  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1347
134805-25-2000
1349""""""""""
1350v0.962 released
1351- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1352- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1353- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1354- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1355- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1356- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1357- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1358- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1359- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1360- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1361- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1362- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1363
136405-23-2000
1365""""""""""
1366v0.961 released
1367- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1368- default compression level is 4
1369- default verify level is 2
1370- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1371- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1372- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1373- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1374
137505-22-2000
1376""""""""""
1377v0.960 released
1378- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1379- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1380- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1381  without being shouted at ;)
1382- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1383- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1384- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1385  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1386- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1387- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1388  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1389
1390[snip]
1391...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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