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1MONDO CHANGES
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3- now handles cifs correctly
4
5v2.05_berlios (Bruno Cornec <bcornec@users.berlios.de)
6- indent on source files
7- asprintf used instead of malloc_string + sprintf/strcpy/strcat without
8  verifications. Optimisations on memory consumption (allocate only size
9  needed + remove memory leaks)
10
11v2.04_berlios (Bruno Cornec <bcornec@users.berlios.de)
12- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
13  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
14  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
15- Mandrake 2005 support
16- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
17- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
18  (this is an unattended mode)
19
20
21v2.04
22- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
23  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
24
25   
26v2.03
27- better SLES8 support
28- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
29
30
31v2.02
32- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
33  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
34  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
35- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
36  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
37- better software RAID support
38- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
39- better star, ACL support
40- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
41
42
43v2.01
44- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
45- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
46  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
47- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
48- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
49
50
51v2.00
52- first 2.0 release
53- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
54- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
55- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
56- added xmondo pixmap installation
57- fixed -m and -Vc flags
58- fixed NTFS support!
59- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
60- added -devel package
61- made xmondo a second package
62- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
63- Clean up, added spanish translation
64- Set prefix to be /usr
65- added/fixed Requires
66- remove CVS directories prior to building
67- added 2.6 kernel support
68- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
69- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
70- added support for boot/root multi floppies
71- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
72- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
73  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
74- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
75  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
76- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
77- fixed lots of bugs
78- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
79  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
80- added grub-install.patched
81- removed embleer & other binaries
82- added '-b' to specify block size
83- added '-R' for star support
84
85
86v1.75
87- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
88- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
89- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
90  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
91- better magicdev support
92- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
93- DVD support added
94- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
95- fixed multi-tape support
96- re-implemented -D and -J
97- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
98  affected tape+floppy users
99- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
100  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
101- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
102- fixed some stray assert()'s
103- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
104- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
105- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
106- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
107  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
108- improved tape device detection code
109- better GRUB support
110- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
111- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
112- better logging
113- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
114- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
115- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
116- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
117- tweaked GUI - better feedback
118
119   
1201.74
121- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
122- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
123- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
124- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
125- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
126- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
127- ISO tweaks
128- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
129  funny German filenames from being handled properly
130- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
131- added rudimentary support for SME
132- added better label support
133- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
134- fixed spec file
135- reject -E /
136- added partimagehack to the mix
137   
138   
1391.73
140- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
141- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
142- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
143- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
144- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
145  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
146- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
147- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
148- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
149  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
150- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
151  to find their boot loader and type
152- improved which_boot_loader()
153- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
154  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
155- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
156  then offer user chance to choose another media source
157- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
158  mountlist to fill your drives
159- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
160- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
161- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
162  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
163- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
164- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
165- cleaned up segfault-handling
166- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
167- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
168- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
169- fixed interactive/textonly support
170- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
171- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
172- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
173- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
174   
175
176v1.72
177- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
178- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
179- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
180- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
181- removed duplicate entry from makefile
182- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
183- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
184- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
185- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
186- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
187- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
188  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
189- tweaked restore scripts tgz
190- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
191- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
192  payload to CD at backup-time
193- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
194- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
195- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
196- made code more legible
197- fixed post-nuke support
198- fixed nfs support
199- fixed iso support
200- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
201  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
202- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
203- updated documentation
204- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
205
206
207v1.71
208- log newt, slang, ncurses info
209- updated man page
210- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
211- fixed serious NFS restore bug
212- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
213- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
214- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
215- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
216- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
217- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
218- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
219  instead of -I <paths> to backup
220- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
221  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
222- better location for manpage
223- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
224  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
225- sort -u fstab after modifying it
226- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
227- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
228- updated manpage
229- added -e support
230
231v1.70
232- new devel branch opened
233
234
235v1.52
236- fixed bug in multithreading
237- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
238- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
239- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
240- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
241  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
242- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
243- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
244- re-enabled extra tape checksums
245- disabled spurious warnings
246- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
247- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
248  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
249- added Makefile
250- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
251- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
252- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
253- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
254- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
255
256
257v1.51
258- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
259- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
260- lots of CD-related fixes
261- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
262- better handling of 'kill'
263- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
264- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
265- fixed install.sh
266- updated documentation
267- fixed .spec file
268- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
269- commented code
270- updated man page
271- added -v / --version flag
272- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
273- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
274- fixed BurnProof-related bug
275- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
276- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
277- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
278- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
279- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
280- included various patches from KP
281- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
282- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
283- fixed multi-tape bug
284- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
285- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
286- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
287  command-line parameters or not
288- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
289  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
290- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
291  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
292- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
293
294
29509/08/2002
296""""""""""
297v1.50
298- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
299- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
300- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
301- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
302- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
303- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
304- lots of multitape-related fixes
305- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
306- if isodir does not exist then abort
307- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
308- exclude /root/images/mindi
309- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
310- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
311- restructured the source files
312- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
313  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
314- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
315- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
316- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
317- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
318- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
319- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
320- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
321  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
322- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
323  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
324  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
325- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
326- incorporate post-nuke tarball
327- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
328  in the event of end-of-tape
329- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
330  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
331- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
332  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
333  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
334- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
335- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
336- differential mode fixed; supported again
337- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
338- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
339- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
340- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
341- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
342  for kernel path+filename
343- misc clean-ups (Troff)
344- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
345- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
346- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
347- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
348- added lockfile
349- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
350- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
351- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
352- fixed bug in new '-s' code
353- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
354- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
355- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
356- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
357  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
358- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
359- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
360- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
361- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
362  not apparent from its filename' bug
363- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
364- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
365- fixed bug in --mbr
366
367
36806-04-2002
369""""""""""
370v1.43-7 (STABLE)
371- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
372- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
373- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
374- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
375  various error checks; use with caution
376- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
377- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
378- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
379- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
380- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
381- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
382- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
383  live filesystem
384- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
385- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
386- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
387- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
388- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
389
390
39104-12-2002
392""""""""""
393v1.42-3 (STABLE)
394- minor cosmetic enhancements
395- improved homedir-locating code
396
397
39804-07-2002
399""""""""""
400v1.42-1 (STABLE)
401- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
402  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
403  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
404- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
405- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
406- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
407- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
408- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
409  ext2 or ext3 partitions
410- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
411- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
412- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
413- numerous cosmetic enhancements
414- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
415   
416
41703-21-2002
418""""""""""
419v1.41-1 (STABLE)
420- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
421
422
42303-10-2002
424""""""""""
425v1.40-7 (STABLE)
426- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
427- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
428  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
429- abort if ramdisk not available
430- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
431- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
432- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
433
434
43503-03-2002
436""""""""""
437v1.40-6 (STABLE)
438- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
439- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
440- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
441- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
442- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
443- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
444- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
445
446
44702-24-2002
448""""""""""
449v1.40-5 (STABLE)
450- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
451- updated manpage
452- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
453- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
454- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
455- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
456  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
457- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
458- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
459- run post-nuke script if it exists
460- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
461   
462
46302-17-2002
464""""""""""
465v1.40-3 (STABLE)
466- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
467- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
468- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
469- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
470- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
471- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
472- exclude .journal files properly
473- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
474
475
47602-11-2002
477""""""""""
478v1.40-2 (STABLE)
479- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
480- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
481- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
482- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
483- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
484- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
485- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
486
487
48802-10-2002
489""""""""""
490v1.40-1 (STABLE)
491- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
492- cosmetic bugfixes
493- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
494- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
495- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
496  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
497- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
498- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
499- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
500- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
501
502   
50302-07-2002
504""""""""""
505v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
506- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
507- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
508- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
509- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
510
511
51202-06-2002
513""""""""""
514v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
515- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
516- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
517- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
518  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
519- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
520- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
521- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
522  of 1.36 and earlier
523- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
524  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
525- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
526- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
527- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
528
529
53001-25-2002
531""""""""""
532v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
533- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
534- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
535- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
536- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
537  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
538  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
539- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
540- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
541- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
542- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
543- better autodetection of CD writer
544- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
545- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
546- added --skip-floppies switch
547- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
548
549
55001-20-2002
551""""""""""
552v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
553- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
554- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
555- include .spec file in tarball
556- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
557- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
558- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
559- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
560- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
561- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
562- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
563- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
564- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
565- files <16MB aren't chopped
566- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
567- (rudimentary) selective formatting
568- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
569
570
57101-10-2002
572""""""""""
573v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
574- NFS backup+restore support
575- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
576- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
577- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
578- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
579- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
580- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
581  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
582  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
583- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
584- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
585- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
586  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
587- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
588- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
589- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
590- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
591- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
592- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
593- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
594- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
595- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
596
597
59812-25-2001
599""""""""""
600v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
601- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
602- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
603- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
604- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
605- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
606- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
607- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
608  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
609
610
61112-19-2001
612""""""""""
613v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
614- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
615- improved --verify switch's code
616- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
617- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
618- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
619- updated the FAQ
620- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
621- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
622- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
623- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
624- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
625- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
626- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
627
628
62912-15-2001
630""""""""""
631v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
632- misc bugfixes
633
634
63512-14-2001
636""""""""""
637v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
638- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
639- improved tape verification code
640- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
641
642
64312-13-2001
644""""""""""
645v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
646- updated FAQ
647- experimental GRUB support
648- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
649- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
650- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
651- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
652
653
65412-12-2001
655""""""""""
656v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
657- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
658- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
659- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
660
66112-12-2001
662""""""""""
663v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
664- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
665- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
666- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
667- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
668- put quotes around chmod's parameter
669- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
670  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
671- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
672- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
673- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
674- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
675- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
676  or added since the last complete backup
677
678
67912-09-2001
680""""""""""
681v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
682- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
683- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
684- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
685  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
686- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
687- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
688
689
69012-09-2001
691""""""""""
692v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
693- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
694- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
695- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
696- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
697  boot-time
698- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
699  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
700- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
701- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
702  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
703- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
704- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
705- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
706- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
707- cleaned up compare + restore logging
708- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
709
710
71112-04-2001
712""""""""""
713v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
714- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
715- exclude each device's lost+found directory
716- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
717- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
718  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
719  (cos there weren't any *g*)
720- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
721- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
722- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
723- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
724- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
725- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
726  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
727- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
728- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
729- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
730  there to mondo-tools.c
731- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
732  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
733- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
734- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
735- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
736  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
737- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
738- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
739- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
740- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
741  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
742  just end up looking very silly :)
743
744
74511-28-2001
746""""""""""
747v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
748- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
749  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
750  the changes
751- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
752  to see if Mondo was installed properly
753- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
754- optimal set size is now 24MB
755- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
756- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
757- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
758  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
759- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
760  to configure the MBR
761- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
762- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
763- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
764- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
765  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
766
767
76811-14-2001
769""""""""""
770v1.19
771- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
772- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
773- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
774- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
775- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
776  - missing else{}
777  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
778    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
779- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
780  with busybox's umount command
781- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
782  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
783- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
784- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
785  says s/he has modified the mountlist
786- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
787  picks up on the fact & reports it
788- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
789  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
790- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
791- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
792
793
79410-28-2001
795""""""""""
796v1.18
797- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
798- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
799
800
80110-20-2001
802""""""""""
803v1.17
804- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
805- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
806  mount, before it returns an error
807- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
808- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
809- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
810- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
811- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
812  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
813  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
814- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
815- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
816- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
817- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
818- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
819- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
820  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
821
822
82310-10-2001
824""""""""""
825v1.16
826- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
827- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
828  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
829  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
830- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
831  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
832- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
833- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
834- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
835  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
836- has been tested successfully with the following distros
837  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
838  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
839- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
840  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
841- LVM support is stabilizing
842- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
843  mount/unmount the swap partitions
844- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
845- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
846  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
847- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
848- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
849  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
850- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
851  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
852
853
85409-28-2001
855""""""""""
856v1.15
857- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
858  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
859- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
860- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
861- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
862  indicating time spent & remaining)
863- experimental LVM support
864- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
865- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
866- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
867- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
868- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
869- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
870  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
871- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
872  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
873
874
87509-18-2001
876""""""""""
877v1.14
878- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
879- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
880  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
881- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
882- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
883- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
884- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
885  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
886- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
887- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
888  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
889- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
890  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
891- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
892- updated the FAQ
893- added code to verify ISO images
894- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
895  older versions of cdrecord
896- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
897  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
898- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
899- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
900- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
901- ported mondo-tarme to C
902  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
903  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
904  - shows '% done' when burning CD
905- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
906- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
907- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
908- up to 19 CD's may be created now
909- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
910- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
911- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
912
913
91409-01-2001
915""""""""""
916v1.13
917- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
918- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
919- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
920- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
921  generate erroneous error messages
922- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
923  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
924  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
925- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
926  moved/changed, etc.
927- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
928- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
929  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
930- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
931- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
932  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
933- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
934  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
935  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
936  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
937- changed FIFO size to 20MB
938- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
939  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
940- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
941- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
942- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
943- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
944  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
945- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
946  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
947  mondo-restore
948- better post-run clean-up
949- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
950- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
951  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
952- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
953- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
954
955
95608-18-2001
957""""""""""
958v1.12
959- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
960- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
961- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
962- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
963- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
964  been amended accordingly
965- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
966- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
967- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
968- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
969- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
970- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
971  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
972  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
973  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
974- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
975- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
976  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
977- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
978  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
979- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
980- updated the FAQ
981
982
98308-12-2001
984""""""""""
985v1.10
986- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
987- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
988- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
989- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
990  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
991- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
992- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
993- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
994  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
995- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
996- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
997- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
998- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
999- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1000- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1001  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1002- updated the FAQ
1003- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1004
1005
100608-02-2001
1007""""""""""
1008v1.09
1009- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1010- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1011- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1012  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1013
1014
101507-28-2001
1016""""""""""
1017v1.08
1018- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1019- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1020- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1021
1022
102307-22-2001
1024""""""""""
1025v1.07
1026- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1027- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1028  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1029- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1030- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1031- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1032  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1033  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1034    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1035  - mondo-restore.c works well
1036  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1037    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1038- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1039- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1040- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1041  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1042- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1043
1044
104507-19-2001
1046""""""""""
1047v1.06
1048- now software-RAID compatible
1049- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1050- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1051- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1052  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1053  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1054- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1055
1056
105707-16-2001
1058""""""""""
1059v1.05
1060- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1061- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1062- fixed install.sh
1063
1064
106507-15-2001
1066""""""""""
1067v1.04
1068- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1069- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1070- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1071- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1072
1073
107407-14-2001
1075""""""""""
1076v1.03
1077- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1078- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1079- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1080- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1081    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1082    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1083        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1084          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1085    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1086- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1087  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1088- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1089- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1090- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1091  last N days (N specified by user)
1092
1093
109407-07-2001
1095""""""""""
1096v1.02
1097- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1098- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1099  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1100- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1101- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1102  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1103  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1104- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1105- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1106- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1107- RPM and SRPM published
1108- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1109- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1110
111107-04-2001
1112""""""""""
1113v1.00
1114- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1115  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1116- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1117  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1118- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1119  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1120- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1121- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1122- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1123- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1124- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1125- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1126- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1127- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1128- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1129- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1130- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1131  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1132- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1133  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1134
1135
113603-15-2001
1137""""""""""
1138v0.99
1139- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1140- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1141- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1142- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1143- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1144- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1145
1146
114703-06-2001
1148""""""""""
1149v0.981
1150- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1151
1152
115302-26-2001
1154""""""""""
1155v0.98
1156- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1157- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1158- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1159- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1160
116102-28-2001
1162""""""""""
1163v0.977
1164- based on v0.976
1165- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1166- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1167- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1168
116909-01-2000
1170""""""""""
1171v0.976
1172- technical changes
1173  - 12MB ramdisk
1174  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1175  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1176  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1177  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1178  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1179  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1180    the requisite modules already
1181- extra facilities
1182  - ReiserFS support
1183  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1184    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1185- bugfixes
1186  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1187  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1188  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1189  - dummy burn mode is working again
1190  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1191    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1192  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1193
119407-03-2000
1195""""""""""
1196v0.975 published
1197- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1198- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1199- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1200- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1201- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1202- removed devdump from overhead-list
1203- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1204- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1205- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1206- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1207- ramdisk is now 14MB
1208
120906-16-2000
1210""""""""""
1211v0.972 published
1212- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1213  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1214- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1215
121606-14-2000
1217""""""""""
1218v0.971 published
1219- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1220- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1221  sharing much better than before
1222
122306-10-2000
1224""""""""""
1225v0.970 published
1226- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1227- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1228- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1229- auto-archive:-
1230    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1231    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1232      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1233    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1234    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1235    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1236    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1237      at backup-time and restore-time
1238    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1239- selective restore is finally fixed
1240- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1241
124206-03-2000
1243""""""""""
1244v0.965 released
1245- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1246- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1247- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1248- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1249
125006-02-2000
1251""""""""""
1252v0.964 released
1253- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1254- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1255- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1256- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1257- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1258- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1259
126005-31-2000
1261""""""""""
1262v0.963 released
1263- ISO images are no longer padded
1264- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1265  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1266- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1267- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1268  want IDE optimization when restoring
1269- lots of work done on auto-archive
1270- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1271- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1272- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1273- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1274  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1275- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1276  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1277- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1278  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1279
128005-25-2000
1281""""""""""
1282v0.962 released
1283- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1284- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1285- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1286- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1287- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1288- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1289- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1290- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1291- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1292- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1293- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1294- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1295
129605-23-2000
1297""""""""""
1298v0.961 released
1299- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1300- default compression level is 4
1301- default verify level is 2
1302- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1303- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1304- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1305- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1306
130705-22-2000
1308""""""""""
1309v0.960 released
1310- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1311- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1312- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1313  without being shouted at ;)
1314- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1315- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1316- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1317  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1318- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1319- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1320  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1321
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1323...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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