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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 (Bruno Cornec)
18- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
19  (Andree Leidenfrost)
20- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
21- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
22- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
23  (Andree Leidenfrost)
24- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
25- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
26  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
27- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
28  (Bruno Cornec)
29- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
30- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
31- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
32
33v2.05 (2005-11-19)
34- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
35- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
36- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
37- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
38
39v2.04_berlios
40- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
41  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
42  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
43  (Bruno Cornec)
44- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
45- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
46- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
47  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
48
49v2.04
50- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
51  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
52
53   
54v2.03
55- better SLES8 support
56- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
57
58
59v2.02
60- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
61  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
62  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
63- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
64  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
65- better software RAID support
66- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
67- better star, ACL support
68- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
69
70
71v2.01
72- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
73- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
74  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
75- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
76- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
77
78
79v2.00
80- first 2.0 release
81- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
82- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
83- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
84- added xmondo pixmap installation
85- fixed -m and -Vc flags
86- fixed NTFS support!
87- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
88- added -devel package
89- made xmondo a second package
90- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
91- Clean up, added spanish translation
92- Set prefix to be /usr
93- added/fixed Requires
94- remove CVS directories prior to building
95- added 2.6 kernel support
96- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
97- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
98- added support for boot/root multi floppies
99- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
100- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
101  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
102- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
103  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
104- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
105- fixed lots of bugs
106- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
107  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
108- added grub-install.patched
109- removed embleer & other binaries
110- added '-b' to specify block size
111- added '-R' for star support
112
113
114v1.75
115- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
116- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
117- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
118  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
119- better magicdev support
120- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
121- DVD support added
122- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
123- fixed multi-tape support
124- re-implemented -D and -J
125- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
126  affected tape+floppy users
127- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
128  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
129- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
130- fixed some stray assert()'s
131- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
132- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
133- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
134- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
135  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
136- improved tape device detection code
137- better GRUB support
138- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
139- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
140- better logging
141- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
142- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
143- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
144- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
145- tweaked GUI - better feedback
146
147   
1481.74
149- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
150- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
151- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
152- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
153- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
154- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
155- ISO tweaks
156- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
157  funny German filenames from being handled properly
158- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
159- added rudimentary support for SME
160- added better label support
161- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
162- fixed spec file
163- reject -E /
164- added partimagehack to the mix
165   
166   
1671.73
168- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
169- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
170- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
171- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
172- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
173  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
174- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
175- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
176- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
177  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
178- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
179  to find their boot loader and type
180- improved which_boot_loader()
181- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
182  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
183- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
184  then offer user chance to choose another media source
185- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
186  mountlist to fill your drives
187- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
188- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
189- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
190  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
191- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
192- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
193- cleaned up segfault-handling
194- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
195- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
196- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
197- fixed interactive/textonly support
198- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
199- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
200- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
201- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
202   
203
204v1.72
205- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
206- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
207- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
208- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
209- removed duplicate entry from makefile
210- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
211- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
212- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
213- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
214- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
215- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
216  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
217- tweaked restore scripts tgz
218- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
219- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
220  payload to CD at backup-time
221- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
222- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
223- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
224- made code more legible
225- fixed post-nuke support
226- fixed nfs support
227- fixed iso support
228- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
229  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
230- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
231- updated documentation
232- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
233
234
235v1.71
236- log newt, slang, ncurses info
237- updated man page
238- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
239- fixed serious NFS restore bug
240- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
241- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
242- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
243- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
244- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
245- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
246- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
247  instead of -I <paths> to backup
248- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
249  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
250- better location for manpage
251- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
252  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
253- sort -u fstab after modifying it
254- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
255- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
256- updated manpage
257- added -e support
258
259v1.70
260- new devel branch opened
261
262
263v1.52
264- fixed bug in multithreading
265- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
266- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
267- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
268- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
269  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
270- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
271- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
272- re-enabled extra tape checksums
273- disabled spurious warnings
274- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
275- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
276  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
277- added Makefile
278- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
279- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
280- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
281- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
282- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
283
284
285v1.51
286- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
287- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
288- lots of CD-related fixes
289- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
290- better handling of 'kill'
291- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
292- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
293- fixed install.sh
294- updated documentation
295- fixed .spec file
296- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
297- commented code
298- updated man page
299- added -v / --version flag
300- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
301- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
302- fixed BurnProof-related bug
303- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
304- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
305- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
306- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
307- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
308- included various patches from KP
309- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
310- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
311- fixed multi-tape bug
312- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
313- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
314- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
315  command-line parameters or not
316- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
317  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
318- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
319  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
320- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
321
322
32309/08/2002
324""""""""""
325v1.50
326- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
327- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
328- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
329- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
330- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
331- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
332- lots of multitape-related fixes
333- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
334- if isodir does not exist then abort
335- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
336- exclude /root/images/mindi
337- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
338- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
339- restructured the source files
340- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
341  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
342- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
343- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
344- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
345- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
346- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
347- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
348- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
349  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
350- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
351  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
352  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
353- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
354- incorporate post-nuke tarball
355- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
356  in the event of end-of-tape
357- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
358  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
359- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
360  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
361  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
362- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
363- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
364- differential mode fixed; supported again
365- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
366- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
367- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
368- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
369- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
370  for kernel path+filename
371- misc clean-ups (Troff)
372- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
373- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
374- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
375- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
376- added lockfile
377- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
378- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
379- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
380- fixed bug in new '-s' code
381- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
382- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
383- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
384- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
385  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
386- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
387- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
388- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
389- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
390  not apparent from its filename' bug
391- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
392- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
393- fixed bug in --mbr
394
395
39606-04-2002
397""""""""""
398v1.43-7 (STABLE)
399- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
400- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
401- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
402- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
403  various error checks; use with caution
404- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
405- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
406- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
407- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
408- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
409- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
410- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
411  live filesystem
412- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
413- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
414- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
415- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
416- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
417
418
41904-12-2002
420""""""""""
421v1.42-3 (STABLE)
422- minor cosmetic enhancements
423- improved homedir-locating code
424
425
42604-07-2002
427""""""""""
428v1.42-1 (STABLE)
429- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
430  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
431  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
432- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
433- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
434- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
435- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
436- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
437  ext2 or ext3 partitions
438- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
439- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
440- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
441- numerous cosmetic enhancements
442- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
443   
444
44503-21-2002
446""""""""""
447v1.41-1 (STABLE)
448- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
449
450
45103-10-2002
452""""""""""
453v1.40-7 (STABLE)
454- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
455- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
456  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
457- abort if ramdisk not available
458- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
459- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
460- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
461
462
46303-03-2002
464""""""""""
465v1.40-6 (STABLE)
466- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
467- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
468- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
469- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
470- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
471- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
472- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
473
474
47502-24-2002
476""""""""""
477v1.40-5 (STABLE)
478- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
479- updated manpage
480- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
481- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
482- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
483- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
484  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
485- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
486- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
487- run post-nuke script if it exists
488- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
489   
490
49102-17-2002
492""""""""""
493v1.40-3 (STABLE)
494- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
495- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
496- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
497- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
498- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
499- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
500- exclude .journal files properly
501- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
502
503
50402-11-2002
505""""""""""
506v1.40-2 (STABLE)
507- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
508- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
509- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
510- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
511- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
512- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
513- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
514
515
51602-10-2002
517""""""""""
518v1.40-1 (STABLE)
519- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
520- cosmetic bugfixes
521- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
522- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
523- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
524  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
525- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
526- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
527- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
528- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
529
530   
53102-07-2002
532""""""""""
533v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
534- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
535- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
536- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
537- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
538
539
54002-06-2002
541""""""""""
542v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
543- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
544- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
545- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
546  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
547- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
548- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
549- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
550  of 1.36 and earlier
551- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
552  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
553- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
554- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
555- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
556
557
55801-25-2002
559""""""""""
560v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
561- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
562- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
563- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
564- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
565  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
566  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
567- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
568- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
569- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
570- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
571- better autodetection of CD writer
572- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
573- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
574- added --skip-floppies switch
575- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
576
577
57801-20-2002
579""""""""""
580v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
581- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
582- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
583- include .spec file in tarball
584- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
585- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
586- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
587- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
588- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
589- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
590- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
591- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
592- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
593- files <16MB aren't chopped
594- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
595- (rudimentary) selective formatting
596- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
597
598
59901-10-2002
600""""""""""
601v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
602- NFS backup+restore support
603- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
604- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
605- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
606- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
607- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
608- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
609  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
610  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
611- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
612- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
613- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
614  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
615- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
616- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
617- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
618- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
619- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
620- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
621- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
622- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
623- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
624
625
62612-25-2001
627""""""""""
628v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
629- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
630- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
631- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
632- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
633- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
634- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
635- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
636  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
637
638
63912-19-2001
640""""""""""
641v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
642- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
643- improved --verify switch's code
644- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
645- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
646- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
647- updated the FAQ
648- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
649- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
650- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
651- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
652- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
653- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
654- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
655
656
65712-15-2001
658""""""""""
659v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
660- misc bugfixes
661
662
66312-14-2001
664""""""""""
665v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
666- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
667- improved tape verification code
668- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
669
670
67112-13-2001
672""""""""""
673v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
674- updated FAQ
675- experimental GRUB support
676- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
677- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
678- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
679- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
680
681
68212-12-2001
683""""""""""
684v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
685- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
686- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
687- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
688
68912-12-2001
690""""""""""
691v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
692- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
693- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
694- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
695- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
696- put quotes around chmod's parameter
697- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
698  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
699- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
700- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
701- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
702- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
703- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
704  or added since the last complete backup
705
706
70712-09-2001
708""""""""""
709v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
710- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
711- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
712- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
713  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
714- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
715- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
716
717
71812-09-2001
719""""""""""
720v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
721- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
722- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
723- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
724- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
725  boot-time
726- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
727  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
728- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
729- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
730  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
731- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
732- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
733- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
734- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
735- cleaned up compare + restore logging
736- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
737
738
73912-04-2001
740""""""""""
741v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
742- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
743- exclude each device's lost+found directory
744- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
745- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
746  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
747  (cos there weren't any *g*)
748- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
749- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
750- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
751- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
752- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
753- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
754  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
755- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
756- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
757- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
758  there to mondo-tools.c
759- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
760  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
761- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
762- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
763- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
764  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
765- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
766- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
767- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
768- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
769  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
770  just end up looking very silly :)
771
772
77311-28-2001
774""""""""""
775v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
776- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
777  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
778  the changes
779- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
780  to see if Mondo was installed properly
781- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
782- optimal set size is now 24MB
783- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
784- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
785- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
786  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
787- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
788  to configure the MBR
789- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
790- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
791- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
792- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
793  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
794
795
79611-14-2001
797""""""""""
798v1.19
799- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
800- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
801- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
802- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
803- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
804  - missing else{}
805  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
806    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
807- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
808  with busybox's umount command
809- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
810  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
811- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
812- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
813  says s/he has modified the mountlist
814- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
815  picks up on the fact & reports it
816- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
817  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
818- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
819- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
820
821
82210-28-2001
823""""""""""
824v1.18
825- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
826- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
827
828
82910-20-2001
830""""""""""
831v1.17
832- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
833- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
834  mount, before it returns an error
835- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
836- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
837- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
838- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
839- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
840  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
841  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
842- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
843- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
844- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
845- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
846- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
847- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
848  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
849
850
85110-10-2001
852""""""""""
853v1.16
854- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
855- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
856  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
857  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
858- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
859  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
860- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
861- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
862- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
863  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
864- has been tested successfully with the following distros
865  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
866  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
867- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
868  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
869- LVM support is stabilizing
870- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
871  mount/unmount the swap partitions
872- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
873- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
874  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
875- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
876- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
877  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
878- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
879  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
880
881
88209-28-2001
883""""""""""
884v1.15
885- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
886  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
887- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
888- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
889- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
890  indicating time spent & remaining)
891- experimental LVM support
892- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
893- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
894- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
895- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
896- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
897- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
898  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
899- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
900  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
901
902
90309-18-2001
904""""""""""
905v1.14
906- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
907- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
908  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
909- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
910- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
911- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
912- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
913  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
914- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
915- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
916  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
917- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
918  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
919- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
920- updated the FAQ
921- added code to verify ISO images
922- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
923  older versions of cdrecord
924- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
925  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
926- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
927- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
928- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
929- ported mondo-tarme to C
930  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
931  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
932  - shows '% done' when burning CD
933- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
934- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
935- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
936- up to 19 CD's may be created now
937- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
938- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
939- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
940
941
94209-01-2001
943""""""""""
944v1.13
945- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
946- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
947- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
948- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
949  generate erroneous error messages
950- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
951  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
952  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
953- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
954  moved/changed, etc.
955- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
956- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
957  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
958- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
959- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
960  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
961- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
962  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
963  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
964  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
965- changed FIFO size to 20MB
966- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
967  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
968- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
969- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
970- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
971- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
972  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
973- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
974  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
975  mondo-restore
976- better post-run clean-up
977- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
978- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
979  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
980- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
981- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
982
983
98408-18-2001
985""""""""""
986v1.12
987- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
988- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
989- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
990- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
991- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
992  been amended accordingly
993- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
994- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
995- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
996- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
997- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
998- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
999  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1000  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1001  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1002- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1003- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1004  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1005- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1006  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1007- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1008- updated the FAQ
1009
1010
101108-12-2001
1012""""""""""
1013v1.10
1014- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1015- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1016- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1017- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1018  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1019- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1020- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1021- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1022  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1023- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1024- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1025- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1026- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1027- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1028- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1029  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1030- updated the FAQ
1031- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1032
1033
103408-02-2001
1035""""""""""
1036v1.09
1037- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1038- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1039- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1040  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1041
1042
104307-28-2001
1044""""""""""
1045v1.08
1046- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1047- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1048- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1049
1050
105107-22-2001
1052""""""""""
1053v1.07
1054- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1055- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1056  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1057- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1058- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1059- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1060  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1061  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1062    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1063  - mondo-restore.c works well
1064  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1065    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1066- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1067- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1068- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1069  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1070- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1071
1072
107307-19-2001
1074""""""""""
1075v1.06
1076- now software-RAID compatible
1077- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1078- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1079- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1080  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1081  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1082- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1083
1084
108507-16-2001
1086""""""""""
1087v1.05
1088- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1089- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1090- fixed install.sh
1091
1092
109307-15-2001
1094""""""""""
1095v1.04
1096- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1097- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1098- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1099- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1100
1101
110207-14-2001
1103""""""""""
1104v1.03
1105- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1106- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1107- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1108- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1109    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1110    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1111        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1112          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1113    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1114- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1115  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1116- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1117- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1118- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1119  last N days (N specified by user)
1120
1121
112207-07-2001
1123""""""""""
1124v1.02
1125- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1126- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1127  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1128- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1129- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1130  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1131  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1132- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1133- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1134- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1135- RPM and SRPM published
1136- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1137- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1138
113907-04-2001
1140""""""""""
1141v1.00
1142- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1143  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1144- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1145  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1146- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1147  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1148- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1149- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1150- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1151- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1152- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1153- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1154- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1155- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1156- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1157- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1158- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1159  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1160- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1161  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1162
1163
116403-15-2001
1165""""""""""
1166v0.99
1167- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1168- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1169- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1170- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1171- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1172- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1173
1174
117503-06-2001
1176""""""""""
1177v0.981
1178- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1179
1180
118102-26-2001
1182""""""""""
1183v0.98
1184- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1185- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1186- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1187- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1188
118902-28-2001
1190""""""""""
1191v0.977
1192- based on v0.976
1193- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1194- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1195- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1196
119709-01-2000
1198""""""""""
1199v0.976
1200- technical changes
1201  - 12MB ramdisk
1202  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1203  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1204  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1205  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1206  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1207  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1208    the requisite modules already
1209- extra facilities
1210  - ReiserFS support
1211  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1212    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1213- bugfixes
1214  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1215  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1216  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1217  - dummy burn mode is working again
1218  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1219    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1220  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1221
122207-03-2000
1223""""""""""
1224v0.975 published
1225- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1226- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1227- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1228- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1229- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1230- removed devdump from overhead-list
1231- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1232- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1233- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1234- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1235- ramdisk is now 14MB
1236
123706-16-2000
1238""""""""""
1239v0.972 published
1240- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1241  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1242- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1243
124406-14-2000
1245""""""""""
1246v0.971 published
1247- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1248- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1249  sharing much better than before
1250
125106-10-2000
1252""""""""""
1253v0.970 published
1254- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1255- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1256- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1257- auto-archive:-
1258    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1259    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1260      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1261    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1262    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1263    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1264    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1265      at backup-time and restore-time
1266    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1267- selective restore is finally fixed
1268- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1269
127006-03-2000
1271""""""""""
1272v0.965 released
1273- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1274- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1275- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1276- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1277
127806-02-2000
1279""""""""""
1280v0.964 released
1281- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1282- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1283- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1284- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1285- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1286- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1287
128805-31-2000
1289""""""""""
1290v0.963 released
1291- ISO images are no longer padded
1292- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1293  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1294- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1295- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1296  want IDE optimization when restoring
1297- lots of work done on auto-archive
1298- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1299- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1300- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1301- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1302  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1303- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1304  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1305- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1306  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1307
130805-25-2000
1309""""""""""
1310v0.962 released
1311- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1312- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1313- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1314- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1315- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1316- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1317- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1318- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1319- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1320- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1321- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1322- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1323
132405-23-2000
1325""""""""""
1326v0.961 released
1327- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1328- default compression level is 4
1329- default verify level is 2
1330- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1331- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1332- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1333- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1334
133505-22-2000
1336""""""""""
1337v0.960 released
1338- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1339- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1340- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1341  without being shouted at ;)
1342- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1343- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1344- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1345  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1346- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1347- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1348  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1349
1350[snip]
1351...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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