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1MONDO CHANGES
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3trunk:
4- indent on source files
5- asprintf used instead of malloc_string + sprintf/strcpy/strcat without
6  verifications. Optimisations on memory consumption (allocate only size
7  needed + remove memory leaks)
8
9v2.06 (xxx)
10- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
11- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
12- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
13- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
14- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
15- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
16- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
17- now handles cifs correctly
18
19v2.05 (2005-11-19)
20- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
21- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
22- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
23- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
24
25v2.04_berlios
26- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
27  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
28  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
29  (Bruno Cornec)
30- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
31- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
32- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
33  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
34
35v2.04
36- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
37  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
38
39   
40v2.03
41- better SLES8 support
42- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
43
44
45v2.02
46- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
47  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
48  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
49- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
50  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
51- better software RAID support
52- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
53- better star, ACL support
54- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
55
56
57v2.01
58- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
59- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
60  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
61- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
62- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
63
64
65v2.00
66- first 2.0 release
67- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
68- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
69- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
70- added xmondo pixmap installation
71- fixed -m and -Vc flags
72- fixed NTFS support!
73- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
74- added -devel package
75- made xmondo a second package
76- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
77- Clean up, added spanish translation
78- Set prefix to be /usr
79- added/fixed Requires
80- remove CVS directories prior to building
81- added 2.6 kernel support
82- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
83- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
84- added support for boot/root multi floppies
85- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
86- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
87  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
88- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
89  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
90- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
91- fixed lots of bugs
92- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
93  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
94- added grub-install.patched
95- removed embleer & other binaries
96- added '-b' to specify block size
97- added '-R' for star support
98
99
100v1.75
101- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
102- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
103- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
104  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
105- better magicdev support
106- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
107- DVD support added
108- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
109- fixed multi-tape support
110- re-implemented -D and -J
111- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
112  affected tape+floppy users
113- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
114  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
115- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
116- fixed some stray assert()'s
117- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
118- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
119- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
120- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
121  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
122- improved tape device detection code
123- better GRUB support
124- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
125- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
126- better logging
127- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
128- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
129- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
130- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
131- tweaked GUI - better feedback
132
133   
1341.74
135- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
136- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
137- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
138- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
139- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
140- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
141- ISO tweaks
142- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
143  funny German filenames from being handled properly
144- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
145- added rudimentary support for SME
146- added better label support
147- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
148- fixed spec file
149- reject -E /
150- added partimagehack to the mix
151   
152   
1531.73
154- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
155- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
156- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
157- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
158- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
159  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
160- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
161- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
162- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
163  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
164- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
165  to find their boot loader and type
166- improved which_boot_loader()
167- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
168  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
169- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
170  then offer user chance to choose another media source
171- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
172  mountlist to fill your drives
173- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
174- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
175- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
176  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
177- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
178- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
179- cleaned up segfault-handling
180- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
181- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
182- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
183- fixed interactive/textonly support
184- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
185- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
186- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
187- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
188   
189
190v1.72
191- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
192- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
193- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
194- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
195- removed duplicate entry from makefile
196- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
197- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
198- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
199- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
200- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
201- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
202  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
203- tweaked restore scripts tgz
204- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
205- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
206  payload to CD at backup-time
207- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
208- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
209- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
210- made code more legible
211- fixed post-nuke support
212- fixed nfs support
213- fixed iso support
214- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
215  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
216- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
217- updated documentation
218- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
219
220
221v1.71
222- log newt, slang, ncurses info
223- updated man page
224- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
225- fixed serious NFS restore bug
226- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
227- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
228- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
229- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
230- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
231- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
232- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
233  instead of -I <paths> to backup
234- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
235  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
236- better location for manpage
237- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
238  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
239- sort -u fstab after modifying it
240- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
241- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
242- updated manpage
243- added -e support
244
245v1.70
246- new devel branch opened
247
248
249v1.52
250- fixed bug in multithreading
251- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
252- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
253- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
254- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
255  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
256- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
257- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
258- re-enabled extra tape checksums
259- disabled spurious warnings
260- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
261- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
262  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
263- added Makefile
264- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
265- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
266- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
267- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
268- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
269
270
271v1.51
272- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
273- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
274- lots of CD-related fixes
275- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
276- better handling of 'kill'
277- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
278- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
279- fixed install.sh
280- updated documentation
281- fixed .spec file
282- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
283- commented code
284- updated man page
285- added -v / --version flag
286- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
287- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
288- fixed BurnProof-related bug
289- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
290- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
291- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
292- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
293- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
294- included various patches from KP
295- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
296- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
297- fixed multi-tape bug
298- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
299- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
300- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
301  command-line parameters or not
302- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
303  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
304- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
305  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
306- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
307
308
30909/08/2002
310""""""""""
311v1.50
312- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
313- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
314- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
315- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
316- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
317- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
318- lots of multitape-related fixes
319- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
320- if isodir does not exist then abort
321- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
322- exclude /root/images/mindi
323- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
324- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
325- restructured the source files
326- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
327  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
328- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
329- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
330- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
331- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
332- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
333- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
334- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
335  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
336- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
337  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
338  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
339- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
340- incorporate post-nuke tarball
341- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
342  in the event of end-of-tape
343- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
344  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
345- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
346  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
347  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
348- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
349- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
350- differential mode fixed; supported again
351- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
352- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
353- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
354- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
355- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
356  for kernel path+filename
357- misc clean-ups (Troff)
358- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
359- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
360- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
361- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
362- added lockfile
363- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
364- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
365- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
366- fixed bug in new '-s' code
367- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
368- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
369- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
370- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
371  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
372- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
373- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
374- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
375- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
376  not apparent from its filename' bug
377- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
378- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
379- fixed bug in --mbr
380
381
38206-04-2002
383""""""""""
384v1.43-7 (STABLE)
385- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
386- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
387- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
388- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
389  various error checks; use with caution
390- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
391- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
392- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
393- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
394- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
395- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
396- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
397  live filesystem
398- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
399- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
400- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
401- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
402- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
403
404
40504-12-2002
406""""""""""
407v1.42-3 (STABLE)
408- minor cosmetic enhancements
409- improved homedir-locating code
410
411
41204-07-2002
413""""""""""
414v1.42-1 (STABLE)
415- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
416  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
417  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
418- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
419- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
420- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
421- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
422- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
423  ext2 or ext3 partitions
424- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
425- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
426- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
427- numerous cosmetic enhancements
428- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
429   
430
43103-21-2002
432""""""""""
433v1.41-1 (STABLE)
434- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
435
436
43703-10-2002
438""""""""""
439v1.40-7 (STABLE)
440- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
441- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
442  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
443- abort if ramdisk not available
444- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
445- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
446- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
447
448
44903-03-2002
450""""""""""
451v1.40-6 (STABLE)
452- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
453- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
454- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
455- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
456- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
457- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
458- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
459
460
46102-24-2002
462""""""""""
463v1.40-5 (STABLE)
464- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
465- updated manpage
466- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
467- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
468- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
469- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
470  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
471- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
472- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
473- run post-nuke script if it exists
474- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
475   
476
47702-17-2002
478""""""""""
479v1.40-3 (STABLE)
480- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
481- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
482- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
483- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
484- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
485- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
486- exclude .journal files properly
487- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
488
489
49002-11-2002
491""""""""""
492v1.40-2 (STABLE)
493- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
494- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
495- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
496- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
497- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
498- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
499- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
500
501
50202-10-2002
503""""""""""
504v1.40-1 (STABLE)
505- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
506- cosmetic bugfixes
507- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
508- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
509- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
510  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
511- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
512- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
513- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
514- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
515
516   
51702-07-2002
518""""""""""
519v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
520- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
521- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
522- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
523- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
524
525
52602-06-2002
527""""""""""
528v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
529- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
530- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
531- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
532  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
533- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
534- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
535- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
536  of 1.36 and earlier
537- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
538  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
539- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
540- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
541- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
542
543
54401-25-2002
545""""""""""
546v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
547- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
548- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
549- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
550- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
551  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
552  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
553- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
554- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
555- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
556- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
557- better autodetection of CD writer
558- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
559- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
560- added --skip-floppies switch
561- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
562
563
56401-20-2002
565""""""""""
566v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
567- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
568- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
569- include .spec file in tarball
570- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
571- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
572- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
573- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
574- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
575- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
576- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
577- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
578- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
579- files <16MB aren't chopped
580- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
581- (rudimentary) selective formatting
582- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
583
584
58501-10-2002
586""""""""""
587v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
588- NFS backup+restore support
589- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
590- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
591- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
592- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
593- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
594- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
595  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
596  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
597- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
598- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
599- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
600  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
601- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
602- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
603- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
604- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
605- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
606- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
607- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
608- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
609- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
610
611
61212-25-2001
613""""""""""
614v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
615- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
616- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
617- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
618- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
619- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
620- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
621- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
622  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
623
624
62512-19-2001
626""""""""""
627v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
628- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
629- improved --verify switch's code
630- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
631- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
632- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
633- updated the FAQ
634- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
635- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
636- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
637- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
638- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
639- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
640- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
641
642
64312-15-2001
644""""""""""
645v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
646- misc bugfixes
647
648
64912-14-2001
650""""""""""
651v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
652- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
653- improved tape verification code
654- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
655
656
65712-13-2001
658""""""""""
659v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
660- updated FAQ
661- experimental GRUB support
662- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
663- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
664- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
665- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
666
667
66812-12-2001
669""""""""""
670v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
671- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
672- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
673- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
674
67512-12-2001
676""""""""""
677v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
678- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
679- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
680- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
681- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
682- put quotes around chmod's parameter
683- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
684  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
685- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
686- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
687- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
688- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
689- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
690  or added since the last complete backup
691
692
69312-09-2001
694""""""""""
695v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
696- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
697- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
698- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
699  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
700- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
701- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
702
703
70412-09-2001
705""""""""""
706v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
707- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
708- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
709- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
710- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
711  boot-time
712- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
713  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
714- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
715- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
716  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
717- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
718- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
719- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
720- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
721- cleaned up compare + restore logging
722- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
723
724
72512-04-2001
726""""""""""
727v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
728- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
729- exclude each device's lost+found directory
730- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
731- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
732  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
733  (cos there weren't any *g*)
734- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
735- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
736- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
737- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
738- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
739- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
740  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
741- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
742- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
743- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
744  there to mondo-tools.c
745- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
746  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
747- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
748- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
749- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
750  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
751- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
752- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
753- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
754- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
755  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
756  just end up looking very silly :)
757
758
75911-28-2001
760""""""""""
761v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
762- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
763  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
764  the changes
765- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
766  to see if Mondo was installed properly
767- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
768- optimal set size is now 24MB
769- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
770- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
771- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
772  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
773- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
774  to configure the MBR
775- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
776- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
777- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
778- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
779  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
780
781
78211-14-2001
783""""""""""
784v1.19
785- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
786- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
787- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
788- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
789- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
790  - missing else{}
791  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
792    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
793- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
794  with busybox's umount command
795- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
796  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
797- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
798- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
799  says s/he has modified the mountlist
800- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
801  picks up on the fact & reports it
802- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
803  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
804- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
805- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
806
807
80810-28-2001
809""""""""""
810v1.18
811- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
812- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
813
814
81510-20-2001
816""""""""""
817v1.17
818- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
819- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
820  mount, before it returns an error
821- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
822- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
823- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
824- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
825- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
826  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
827  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
828- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
829- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
830- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
831- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
832- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
833- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
834  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
835
836
83710-10-2001
838""""""""""
839v1.16
840- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
841- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
842  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
843  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
844- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
845  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
846- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
847- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
848- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
849  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
850- has been tested successfully with the following distros
851  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
852  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
853- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
854  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
855- LVM support is stabilizing
856- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
857  mount/unmount the swap partitions
858- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
859- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
860  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
861- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
862- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
863  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
864- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
865  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
866
867
86809-28-2001
869""""""""""
870v1.15
871- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
872  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
873- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
874- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
875- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
876  indicating time spent & remaining)
877- experimental LVM support
878- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
879- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
880- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
881- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
882- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
883- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
884  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
885- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
886  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
887
888
88909-18-2001
890""""""""""
891v1.14
892- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
893- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
894  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
895- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
896- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
897- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
898- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
899  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
900- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
901- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
902  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
903- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
904  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
905- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
906- updated the FAQ
907- added code to verify ISO images
908- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
909  older versions of cdrecord
910- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
911  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
912- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
913- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
914- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
915- ported mondo-tarme to C
916  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
917  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
918  - shows '% done' when burning CD
919- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
920- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
921- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
922- up to 19 CD's may be created now
923- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
924- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
925- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
926
927
92809-01-2001
929""""""""""
930v1.13
931- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
932- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
933- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
934- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
935  generate erroneous error messages
936- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
937  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
938  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
939- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
940  moved/changed, etc.
941- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
942- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
943  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
944- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
945- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
946  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
947- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
948  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
949  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
950  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
951- changed FIFO size to 20MB
952- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
953  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
954- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
955- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
956- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
957- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
958  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
959- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
960  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
961  mondo-restore
962- better post-run clean-up
963- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
964- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
965  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
966- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
967- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
968
969
97008-18-2001
971""""""""""
972v1.12
973- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
974- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
975- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
976- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
977- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
978  been amended accordingly
979- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
980- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
981- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
982- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
983- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
984- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
985  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
986  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
987  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
988- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
989- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
990  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
991- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
992  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
993- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
994- updated the FAQ
995
996
99708-12-2001
998""""""""""
999v1.10
1000- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1001- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1002- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1003- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1004  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1005- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1006- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1007- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1008  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1009- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1010- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1011- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1012- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1013- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1014- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1015  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1016- updated the FAQ
1017- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1018
1019
102008-02-2001
1021""""""""""
1022v1.09
1023- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1024- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1025- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1026  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1027
1028
102907-28-2001
1030""""""""""
1031v1.08
1032- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1033- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1034- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1035
1036
103707-22-2001
1038""""""""""
1039v1.07
1040- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1041- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1042  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1043- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1044- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1045- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1046  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1047  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1048    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1049  - mondo-restore.c works well
1050  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1051    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1052- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1053- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1054- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1055  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1056- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1057
1058
105907-19-2001
1060""""""""""
1061v1.06
1062- now software-RAID compatible
1063- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1064- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1065- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1066  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1067  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1068- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1069
1070
107107-16-2001
1072""""""""""
1073v1.05
1074- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1075- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1076- fixed install.sh
1077
1078
107907-15-2001
1080""""""""""
1081v1.04
1082- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1083- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1084- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1085- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1086
1087
108807-14-2001
1089""""""""""
1090v1.03
1091- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1092- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1093- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1094- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1095    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1096    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1097        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1098          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1099    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1100- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1101  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1102- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1103- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1104- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1105  last N days (N specified by user)
1106
1107
110807-07-2001
1109""""""""""
1110v1.02
1111- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1112- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1113  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1114- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1115- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1116  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1117  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1118- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1119- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1120- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1121- RPM and SRPM published
1122- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1123- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1124
112507-04-2001
1126""""""""""
1127v1.00
1128- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1129  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1130- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1131  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1132- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1133  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1134- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1135- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1136- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1137- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1138- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1139- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1140- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1141- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1142- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1143- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1144- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1145  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1146- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1147  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1148
1149
115003-15-2001
1151""""""""""
1152v0.99
1153- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1154- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1155- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1156- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1157- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1158- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1159
1160
116103-06-2001
1162""""""""""
1163v0.981
1164- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1165
1166
116702-26-2001
1168""""""""""
1169v0.98
1170- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1171- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1172- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1173- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1174
117502-28-2001
1176""""""""""
1177v0.977
1178- based on v0.976
1179- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1180- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1181- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1182
118309-01-2000
1184""""""""""
1185v0.976
1186- technical changes
1187  - 12MB ramdisk
1188  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1189  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1190  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1191  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1192  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1193  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1194    the requisite modules already
1195- extra facilities
1196  - ReiserFS support
1197  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1198    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1199- bugfixes
1200  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1201  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1202  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1203  - dummy burn mode is working again
1204  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1205    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1206  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1207
120807-03-2000
1209""""""""""
1210v0.975 published
1211- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1212- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1213- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1214- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1215- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1216- removed devdump from overhead-list
1217- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1218- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1219- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1220- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1221- ramdisk is now 14MB
1222
122306-16-2000
1224""""""""""
1225v0.972 published
1226- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1227  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1228- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1229
123006-14-2000
1231""""""""""
1232v0.971 published
1233- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1234- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1235  sharing much better than before
1236
123706-10-2000
1238""""""""""
1239v0.970 published
1240- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1241- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1242- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1243- auto-archive:-
1244    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1245    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1246      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1247    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1248    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1249    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1250    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1251      at backup-time and restore-time
1252    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1253- selective restore is finally fixed
1254- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1255
125606-03-2000
1257""""""""""
1258v0.965 released
1259- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1260- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1261- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1262- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1263
126406-02-2000
1265""""""""""
1266v0.964 released
1267- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1268- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1269- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1270- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1271- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1272- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1273
127405-31-2000
1275""""""""""
1276v0.963 released
1277- ISO images are no longer padded
1278- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1279  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1280- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1281- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1282  want IDE optimization when restoring
1283- lots of work done on auto-archive
1284- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1285- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1286- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1287- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1288  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1289- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1290  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1291- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1292  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1293
129405-25-2000
1295""""""""""
1296v0.962 released
1297- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1298- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1299- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1300- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1301- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1302- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1303- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1304- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1305- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1306- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1307- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1308- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1309
131005-23-2000
1311""""""""""
1312v0.961 released
1313- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1314- default compression level is 4
1315- default verify level is 2
1316- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1317- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1318- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1319- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1320
132105-22-2000
1322""""""""""
1323v0.960 released
1324- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1325- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1326- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1327  without being shouted at ;)
1328- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1329- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1330- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1331  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1332- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1333- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1334  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1335
1336[snip]
1337...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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