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1# $Id: ChangeLog 575 2006-05-25 11:34:35Z bcornec $
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3MONDO CHANGES
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52.0.8 (2006-05-25)
6- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
7- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
8  (Bruno Cornec)
9- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
10- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
11- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the
12  man pages and howto in minimal useful formats
13  (Bruno Cornec)
14- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
15- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
16- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
17- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when
18  assembling name for image file to verify
19  (Andree Leidenfrost)
20- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks
21  (still a problem for filenames with ')
22  (Bruno Cornec)
23- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries)
24  (Bruno Cornec)
25
262.0.7 (2006-03-10)
27- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
28  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
29- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
30- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
31  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
32  (Andree Leidenfrost)
33- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
34  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
35- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
36  (Andree Leidenfrost)
37- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
38- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
39- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
40- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
41- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
42- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
43- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
44  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
45- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
46- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
47- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
48
49v2.06 (2005-12-23)
50- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
51- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
52- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
53- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
54- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
55- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
56- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
57- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
58- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
59  (Andree Leidenfrost)
60- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
61- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
62- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
63  (Andree Leidenfrost)
64- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
65- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
66  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
67- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
68  (Bruno Cornec)
69- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
70- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
71- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
72- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
73- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
74  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
75- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
76  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
77- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
78- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
79- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
80  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
81
82v2.05 (2005-11-19)
83- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
84- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
85- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
86- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
87
88v2.04_berlios
89- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
90  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
91  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
92  (Bruno Cornec)
93- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
94- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
95- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
96  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
97
98v2.04
99- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
100  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
101
102   
103v2.03
104- better SLES8 support
105- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
106
107
108v2.02
109- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
110  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
111  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
112- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
113  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
114- better software RAID support
115- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
116- better star, ACL support
117- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
118
119
120v2.01
121- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
122- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
123  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
124- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
125- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
126
127
128v2.00
129- first 2.0 release
130- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
131- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
132- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
133- added xmondo pixmap installation
134- fixed -m and -Vc flags
135- fixed NTFS support!
136- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
137- added -devel package
138- made xmondo a second package
139- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
140- Clean up, added spanish translation
141- Set prefix to be /usr
142- added/fixed Requires
143- remove CVS directories prior to building
144- added 2.6 kernel support
145- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
146- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
147- added support for boot/root multi floppies
148- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
149- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
150  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
151- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
152  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
153- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
154- fixed lots of bugs
155- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
156  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
157- added grub-install.patched
158- removed embleer & other binaries
159- added '-b' to specify block size
160- added '-R' for star support
161
162
163v1.75
164- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
165- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
166- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
167  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
168- better magicdev support
169- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
170- DVD support added
171- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
172- fixed multi-tape support
173- re-implemented -D and -J
174- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
175  affected tape+floppy users
176- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
177  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
178- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
179- fixed some stray assert()'s
180- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
181- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
182- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
183- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
184  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
185- improved tape device detection code
186- better GRUB support
187- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
188- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
189- better logging
190- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
191- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
192- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
193- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
194- tweaked GUI - better feedback
195
196   
1971.74
198- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
199- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
200- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
201- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
202- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
203- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
204- ISO tweaks
205- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
206  funny German filenames from being handled properly
207- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
208- added rudimentary support for SME
209- added better label support
210- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
211- fixed spec file
212- reject -E /
213- added partimagehack to the mix
214   
215   
2161.73
217- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
218- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
219- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
220- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
221- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
222  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
223- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
224- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
225- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
226  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
227- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
228  to find their boot loader and type
229- improved which_boot_loader()
230- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
231  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
232- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
233  then offer user chance to choose another media source
234- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
235  mountlist to fill your drives
236- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
237- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
238- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
239  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
240- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
241- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
242- cleaned up segfault-handling
243- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
244- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
245- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
246- fixed interactive/textonly support
247- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
248- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
249- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
250- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
251   
252
253v1.72
254- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
255- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
256- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
257- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
258- removed duplicate entry from makefile
259- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
260- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
261- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
262- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
263- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
264- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
265  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
266- tweaked restore scripts tgz
267- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
268- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
269  payload to CD at backup-time
270- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
271- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
272- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
273- made code more legible
274- fixed post-nuke support
275- fixed nfs support
276- fixed iso support
277- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
278  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
279- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
280- updated documentation
281- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
282
283
284v1.71
285- log newt, slang, ncurses info
286- updated man page
287- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
288- fixed serious NFS restore bug
289- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
290- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
291- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
292- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
293- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
294- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
295- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
296  instead of -I <paths> to backup
297- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
298  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
299- better location for manpage
300- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
301  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
302- sort -u fstab after modifying it
303- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
304- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
305- updated manpage
306- added -e support
307
308v1.70
309- new devel branch opened
310
311
312v1.52
313- fixed bug in multithreading
314- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
315- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
316- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
317- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
318  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
319- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
320- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
321- re-enabled extra tape checksums
322- disabled spurious warnings
323- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
324- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
325  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
326- added Makefile
327- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
328- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
329- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
330- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
331- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
332
333
334v1.51
335- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
336- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
337- lots of CD-related fixes
338- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
339- better handling of 'kill'
340- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
341- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
342- fixed install.sh
343- updated documentation
344- fixed .spec file
345- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
346- commented code
347- updated man page
348- added -v / --version flag
349- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
350- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
351- fixed BurnProof-related bug
352- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
353- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
354- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
355- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
356- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
357- included various patches from KP
358- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
359- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
360- fixed multi-tape bug
361- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
362- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
363- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
364  command-line parameters or not
365- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
366  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
367- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
368  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
369- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
370
371
37209/08/2002
373""""""""""
374v1.50
375- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
376- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
377- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
378- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
379- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
380- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
381- lots of multitape-related fixes
382- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
383- if isodir does not exist then abort
384- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
385- exclude /root/images/mindi
386- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
387- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
388- restructured the source files
389- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
390  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
391- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
392- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
393- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
394- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
395- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
396- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
397- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
398  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
399- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
400  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
401  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
402- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
403- incorporate post-nuke tarball
404- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
405  in the event of end-of-tape
406- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
407  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
408- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
409  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
410  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
411- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
412- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
413- differential mode fixed; supported again
414- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
415- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
416- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
417- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
418- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
419  for kernel path+filename
420- misc clean-ups (Troff)
421- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
422- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
423- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
424- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
425- added lockfile
426- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
427- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
428- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
429- fixed bug in new '-s' code
430- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
431- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
432- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
433- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
434  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
435- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
436- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
437- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
438- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
439  not apparent from its filename' bug
440- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
441- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
442- fixed bug in --mbr
443
444
44506-04-2002
446""""""""""
447v1.43-7 (STABLE)
448- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
449- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
450- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
451- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
452  various error checks; use with caution
453- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
454- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
455- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
456- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
457- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
458- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
459- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
460  live filesystem
461- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
462- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
463- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
464- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
465- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
466
467
46804-12-2002
469""""""""""
470v1.42-3 (STABLE)
471- minor cosmetic enhancements
472- improved homedir-locating code
473
474
47504-07-2002
476""""""""""
477v1.42-1 (STABLE)
478- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
479  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
480  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
481- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
482- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
483- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
484- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
485- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
486  ext2 or ext3 partitions
487- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
488- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
489- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
490- numerous cosmetic enhancements
491- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
492   
493
49403-21-2002
495""""""""""
496v1.41-1 (STABLE)
497- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
498
499
50003-10-2002
501""""""""""
502v1.40-7 (STABLE)
503- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
504- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
505  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
506- abort if ramdisk not available
507- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
508- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
509- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
510
511
51203-03-2002
513""""""""""
514v1.40-6 (STABLE)
515- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
516- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
517- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
518- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
519- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
520- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
521- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
522
523
52402-24-2002
525""""""""""
526v1.40-5 (STABLE)
527- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
528- updated manpage
529- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
530- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
531- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
532- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
533  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
534- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
535- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
536- run post-nuke script if it exists
537- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
538   
539
54002-17-2002
541""""""""""
542v1.40-3 (STABLE)
543- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
544- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
545- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
546- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
547- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
548- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
549- exclude .journal files properly
550- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
551
552
55302-11-2002
554""""""""""
555v1.40-2 (STABLE)
556- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
557- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
558- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
559- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
560- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
561- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
562- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
563
564
56502-10-2002
566""""""""""
567v1.40-1 (STABLE)
568- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
569- cosmetic bugfixes
570- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
571- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
572- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
573  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
574- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
575- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
576- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
577- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
578
579   
58002-07-2002
581""""""""""
582v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
583- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
584- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
585- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
586- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
587
588
58902-06-2002
590""""""""""
591v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
592- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
593- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
594- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
595  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
596- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
597- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
598- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
599  of 1.36 and earlier
600- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
601  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
602- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
603- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
604- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
605
606
60701-25-2002
608""""""""""
609v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
610- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
611- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
612- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
613- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
614  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
615  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
616- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
617- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
618- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
619- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
620- better autodetection of CD writer
621- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
622- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
623- added --skip-floppies switch
624- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
625
626
62701-20-2002
628""""""""""
629v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
630- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
631- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
632- include .spec file in tarball
633- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
634- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
635- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
636- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
637- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
638- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
639- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
640- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
641- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
642- files <16MB aren't chopped
643- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
644- (rudimentary) selective formatting
645- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
646
647
64801-10-2002
649""""""""""
650v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
651- NFS backup+restore support
652- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
653- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
654- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
655- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
656- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
657- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
658  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
659  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
660- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
661- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
662- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
663  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
664- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
665- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
666- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
667- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
668- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
669- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
670- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
671- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
672- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
673
674
67512-25-2001
676""""""""""
677v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
678- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
679- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
680- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
681- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
682- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
683- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
684- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
685  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
686
687
68812-19-2001
689""""""""""
690v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
691- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
692- improved --verify switch's code
693- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
694- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
695- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
696- updated the FAQ
697- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
698- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
699- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
700- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
701- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
702- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
703- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
704
705
70612-15-2001
707""""""""""
708v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
709- misc bugfixes
710
711
71212-14-2001
713""""""""""
714v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
715- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
716- improved tape verification code
717- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
718
719
72012-13-2001
721""""""""""
722v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
723- updated FAQ
724- experimental GRUB support
725- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
726- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
727- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
728- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
729
730
73112-12-2001
732""""""""""
733v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
734- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
735- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
736- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
737
73812-12-2001
739""""""""""
740v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
741- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
742- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
743- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
744- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
745- put quotes around chmod's parameter
746- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
747  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
748- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
749- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
750- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
751- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
752- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
753  or added since the last complete backup
754
755
75612-09-2001
757""""""""""
758v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
759- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
760- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
761- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
762  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
763- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
764- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
765
766
76712-09-2001
768""""""""""
769v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
770- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
771- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
772- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
773- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
774  boot-time
775- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
776  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
777- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
778- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
779  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
780- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
781- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
782- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
783- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
784- cleaned up compare + restore logging
785- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
786
787
78812-04-2001
789""""""""""
790v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
791- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
792- exclude each device's lost+found directory
793- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
794- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
795  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
796  (cos there weren't any *g*)
797- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
798- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
799- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
800- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
801- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
802- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
803  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
804- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
805- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
806- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
807  there to mondo-tools.c
808- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
809  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
810- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
811- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
812- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
813  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
814- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
815- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
816- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
817- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
818  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
819  just end up looking very silly :)
820
821
82211-28-2001
823""""""""""
824v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
825- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
826  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
827  the changes
828- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
829  to see if Mondo was installed properly
830- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
831- optimal set size is now 24MB
832- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
833- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
834- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
835  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
836- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
837  to configure the MBR
838- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
839- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
840- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
841- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
842  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
843
844
84511-14-2001
846""""""""""
847v1.19
848- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
849- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
850- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
851- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
852- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
853  - missing else{}
854  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
855    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
856- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
857  with busybox's umount command
858- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
859  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
860- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
861- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
862  says s/he has modified the mountlist
863- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
864  picks up on the fact & reports it
865- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
866  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
867- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
868- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
869
870
87110-28-2001
872""""""""""
873v1.18
874- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
875- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
876
877
87810-20-2001
879""""""""""
880v1.17
881- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
882- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
883  mount, before it returns an error
884- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
885- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
886- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
887- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
888- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
889  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
890  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
891- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
892- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
893- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
894- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
895- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
896- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
897  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
898
899
90010-10-2001
901""""""""""
902v1.16
903- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
904- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
905  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
906  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
907- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
908  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
909- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
910- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
911- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
912  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
913- has been tested successfully with the following distros
914  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
915  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
916- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
917  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
918- LVM support is stabilizing
919- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
920  mount/unmount the swap partitions
921- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
922- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
923  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
924- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
925- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
926  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
927- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
928  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
929
930
93109-28-2001
932""""""""""
933v1.15
934- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
935  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
936- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
937- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
938- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
939  indicating time spent & remaining)
940- experimental LVM support
941- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
942- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
943- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
944- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
945- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
946- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
947  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
948- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
949  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
950
951
95209-18-2001
953""""""""""
954v1.14
955- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
956- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
957  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
958- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
959- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
960- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
961- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
962  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
963- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
964- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
965  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
966- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
967  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
968- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
969- updated the FAQ
970- added code to verify ISO images
971- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
972  older versions of cdrecord
973- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
974  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
975- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
976- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
977- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
978- ported mondo-tarme to C
979  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
980  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
981  - shows '% done' when burning CD
982- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
983- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
984- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
985- up to 19 CD's may be created now
986- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
987- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
988- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
989
990
99109-01-2001
992""""""""""
993v1.13
994- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
995- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
996- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
997- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
998  generate erroneous error messages
999- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
1000  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
1001  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
1002- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
1003  moved/changed, etc.
1004- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
1005- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
1006  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
1007- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
1008- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
1009  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
1010- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
1011  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
1012  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
1013  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
1014- changed FIFO size to 20MB
1015- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
1016  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
1017- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
1018- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
1019- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
1020- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
1021  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
1022- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
1023  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
1024  mondo-restore
1025- better post-run clean-up
1026- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1027- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1028  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1029- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1030- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1031
1032
103308-18-2001
1034""""""""""
1035v1.12
1036- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1037- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1038- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1039- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1040- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1041  been amended accordingly
1042- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1043- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1044- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1045- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1046- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1047- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1048  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1049  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1050  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1051- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1052- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1053  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1054- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1055  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1056- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1057- updated the FAQ
1058
1059
106008-12-2001
1061""""""""""
1062v1.10
1063- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1064- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1065- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1066- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1067  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1068- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1069- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1070- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1071  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1072- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1073- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1074- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1075- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1076- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1077- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1078  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1079- updated the FAQ
1080- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1081
1082
108308-02-2001
1084""""""""""
1085v1.09
1086- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1087- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1088- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1089  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1090
1091
109207-28-2001
1093""""""""""
1094v1.08
1095- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1096- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1097- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1098
1099
110007-22-2001
1101""""""""""
1102v1.07
1103- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1104- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1105  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1106- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1107- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1108- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1109  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1110  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1111    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1112  - mondo-restore.c works well
1113  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1114    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1115- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1116- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1117- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1118  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1119- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1120
1121
112207-19-2001
1123""""""""""
1124v1.06
1125- now software-RAID compatible
1126- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1127- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1128- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1129  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1130  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1131- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1132
1133
113407-16-2001
1135""""""""""
1136v1.05
1137- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1138- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1139- fixed install.sh
1140
1141
114207-15-2001
1143""""""""""
1144v1.04
1145- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1146- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1147- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1148- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1149
1150
115107-14-2001
1152""""""""""
1153v1.03
1154- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1155- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1156- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1157- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1158    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1159    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1160        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1161          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1162    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1163- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1164  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1165- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1166- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1167- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1168  last N days (N specified by user)
1169
1170
117107-07-2001
1172""""""""""
1173v1.02
1174- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1175- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1176  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1177- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1178- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1179  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1180  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1181- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1182- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1183- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1184- RPM and SRPM published
1185- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1186- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1187
118807-04-2001
1189""""""""""
1190v1.00
1191- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1192  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1193- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1194  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1195- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1196  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1197- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1198- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1199- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1200- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1201- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1202- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1203- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1204- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1205- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1206- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1207- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1208  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1209- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1210  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1211
1212
121303-15-2001
1214""""""""""
1215v0.99
1216- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1217- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1218- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1219- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1220- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1221- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1222
1223
122403-06-2001
1225""""""""""
1226v0.981
1227- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1228
1229
123002-26-2001
1231""""""""""
1232v0.98
1233- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1234- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1235- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1236- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1237
123802-28-2001
1239""""""""""
1240v0.977
1241- based on v0.976
1242- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1243- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1244- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1245
124609-01-2000
1247""""""""""
1248v0.976
1249- technical changes
1250  - 12MB ramdisk
1251  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1252  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1253  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1254  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1255  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1256  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1257    the requisite modules already
1258- extra facilities
1259  - ReiserFS support
1260  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1261    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1262- bugfixes
1263  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1264  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1265  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1266  - dummy burn mode is working again
1267  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1268    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1269  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1270
127107-03-2000
1272""""""""""
1273v0.975 published
1274- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1275- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1276- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1277- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1278- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1279- removed devdump from overhead-list
1280- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1281- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1282- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1283- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1284- ramdisk is now 14MB
1285
128606-16-2000
1287""""""""""
1288v0.972 published
1289- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1290  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1291- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1292
129306-14-2000
1294""""""""""
1295v0.971 published
1296- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1297- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1298  sharing much better than before
1299
130006-10-2000
1301""""""""""
1302v0.970 published
1303- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1304- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1305- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1306- auto-archive:-
1307    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1308    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1309      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1310    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1311    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1312    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1313    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1314      at backup-time and restore-time
1315    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1316- selective restore is finally fixed
1317- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1318
131906-03-2000
1320""""""""""
1321v0.965 released
1322- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1323- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1324- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1325- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1326
132706-02-2000
1328""""""""""
1329v0.964 released
1330- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1331- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1332- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1333- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1334- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1335- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1336
133705-31-2000
1338""""""""""
1339v0.963 released
1340- ISO images are no longer padded
1341- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1342  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1343- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1344- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1345  want IDE optimization when restoring
1346- lots of work done on auto-archive
1347- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1348- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1349- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1350- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1351  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1352- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1353  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1354- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1355  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1356
135705-25-2000
1358""""""""""
1359v0.962 released
1360- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1361- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1362- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1363- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1364- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1365- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1366- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1367- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1368- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1369- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1370- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1371- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1372
137305-23-2000
1374""""""""""
1375v0.961 released
1376- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1377- default compression level is 4
1378- default verify level is 2
1379- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1380- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1381- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1382- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1383
138405-22-2000
1385""""""""""
1386v0.960 released
1387- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1388- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1389- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1390  without being shouted at ;)
1391- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1392- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1393- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1394  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1395- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1396- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1397  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1398
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1400...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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