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1MONDO CHANGES          Hugo Rabson <>             2005-09-09
4v2.04_berlios (Bruno Cornec <
5- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
6  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ...
7- Mandrake 2005 support
8- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
9- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
10  (this is an unattended mode)
14- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
15  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
19- better SLES8 support
20- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
24- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
25  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
26  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
27- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
28  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
29- better software RAID support
30- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
31- better star, ACL support
32- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
36- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
37- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
38  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
39- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
40- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
44- first 2.0 release
45- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
46- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
47- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
48- added xmondo pixmap installation
49- fixed -m and -Vc flags
50- fixed NTFS support!
51- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
52- added -devel package
53- made xmondo a second package
54- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
55- Clean up, added spanish translation
56- Set prefix to be /usr
57- added/fixed Requires
58- remove CVS directories prior to building
59- added 2.6 kernel support
60- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
61- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
62- added support for boot/root multi floppies
63- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
64- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
65  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
66- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
67  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
68- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
69- fixed lots of bugs
70- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
71  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
72- added grub-install.patched
73- removed embleer & other binaries
74- added '-b' to specify block size
75- added '-R' for star support
79- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
80- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
81- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
82  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
83- better magicdev support
84- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
85- DVD support added
86- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
87- fixed multi-tape support
88- re-implemented -D and -J
89- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
90  affected tape+floppy users
91- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
92  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
93- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
94- fixed some stray assert()'s
95- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
96- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
97- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
98- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
99  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
100- improved tape device detection code
101- better GRUB support
102- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
103- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
104- better logging
105- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
106- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
107- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
108- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
109- tweaked GUI - better feedback
113- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
114- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
115- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
116- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
117- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
118- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
119- ISO tweaks
120- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
121  funny German filenames from being handled properly
122- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
123- added rudimentary support for SME
124- added better label support
125- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
126- fixed spec file
127- reject -E /
128- added partimagehack to the mix
132- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
133- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
134- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
135- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
136- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
137  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
138- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
139- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
140- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
141  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
142- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
143  to find their boot loader and type
144- improved which_boot_loader()
145- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
146  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
147- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
148  then offer user chance to choose another media source
149- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
150  mountlist to fill your drives
151- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
152- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
153- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
154  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
155- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
156- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
157- cleaned up segfault-handling
158- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
159- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
160- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
161- fixed interactive/textonly support
162- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
163- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
164- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
165- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
169- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
170- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
171- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
172- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
173- removed duplicate entry from makefile
174- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
175- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
176- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
177- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
178- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
179- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
180  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
181- tweaked restore scripts tgz
182- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
183- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
184  payload to CD at backup-time
185- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
186- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
187- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
188- made code more legible
189- fixed post-nuke support
190- fixed nfs support
191- fixed iso support
192- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
193  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
194- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
195- updated documentation
196- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
200- log newt, slang, ncurses info
201- updated man page
202- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
203- fixed serious NFS restore bug
204- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
205- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
206- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
207- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
208- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
209- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
210- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
211  instead of -I <paths> to backup
212- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
213  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
214- better location for manpage
215- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
216  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
217- sort -u fstab after modifying it
218- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
219- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
220- updated manpage
221- added -e support
224- new devel branch opened
228- fixed bug in multithreading
229- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
230- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
231- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
232- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
233  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
234- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
235- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
236- re-enabled extra tape checksums
237- disabled spurious warnings
238- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
239- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
240  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
241- added Makefile
242- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
243- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
244- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
245- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
246- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
250- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
251- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
252- lots of CD-related fixes
253- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
254- better handling of 'kill'
255- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
256- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
257- fixed
258- updated documentation
259- fixed .spec file
260- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
261- commented code
262- updated man page
263- added -v / --version flag
264- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
265- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
266- fixed BurnProof-related bug
267- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
268- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
269- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
270- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
271- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
272- included various patches from KP
273- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
274- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
275- fixed multi-tape bug
276- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
277- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
278- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
279  command-line parameters or not
280- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
281  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
282- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
283  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
284- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
290- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
291- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
292- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
293- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
294- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
295- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
296- lots of multitape-related fixes
297- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
298- if isodir does not exist then abort
299- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
300- exclude /root/images/mindi
301- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
302- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
303- restructured the source files
304- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
305  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
306- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
307- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
308- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
309- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
310- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
311- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
312- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
313  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
314- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
315  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
316  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
317- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
318- incorporate post-nuke tarball
319- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
320  in the event of end-of-tape
321- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
322  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
323- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
324  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
325  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
326- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
327- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
328- differential mode fixed; supported again
329- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
330- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
331- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
332- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
333- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
334  for kernel path+filename
335- misc clean-ups (Troff)
336- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
337- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
338- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
339- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
340- added lockfile
341- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
342- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
343- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
344- fixed bug in new '-s' code
345- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
346- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
347- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
348- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
349  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
350- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
351- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
352- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
353- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
354  not apparent from its filename' bug
355- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
356- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
357- fixed bug in --mbr
362v1.43-7 (STABLE)
363- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
364- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
365- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
366- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
367  various error checks; use with caution
368- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
369- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
370- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
371- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
372- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
373- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
374- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
375  live filesystem
376- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
377- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
378- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
379- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
380- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
385v1.42-3 (STABLE)
386- minor cosmetic enhancements
387- improved homedir-locating code
392v1.42-1 (STABLE)
393- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
394  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
395  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
396- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
397- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
398- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
399- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
400- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
401  ext2 or ext3 partitions
402- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
403- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
404- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
405- numerous cosmetic enhancements
406- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
411v1.41-1 (STABLE)
412- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
417v1.40-7 (STABLE)
418- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
419- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
420  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
421- abort if ramdisk not available
422- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
423- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
424- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
429v1.40-6 (STABLE)
430- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
431- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
432- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
433- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
434- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
435- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
436- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
441v1.40-5 (STABLE)
442- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
443- updated manpage
444- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
445- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
446- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
447- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
448  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
449- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
450- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
451- run post-nuke script if it exists
452- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
457v1.40-3 (STABLE)
458- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
459- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
460- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
461- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
462- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
463- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
464- exclude .journal files properly
465- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
470v1.40-2 (STABLE)
471- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
472- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
473- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
474- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
475- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
476- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
477- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
482v1.40-1 (STABLE)
483- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
484- cosmetic bugfixes
485- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
486- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
487- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
488  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
489- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
490- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
491- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
492- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
497v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
498- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
499- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
500- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
501- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
506v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
507- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
508- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
509- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
510  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
511- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
512- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
513- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
514  of 1.36 and earlier
515- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
516  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
517- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
518- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
519- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
524v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
525- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
526- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
527- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
528- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
529  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
530  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
531- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
532- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
533- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
534- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
535- better autodetection of CD writer
536- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
537- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
538- added --skip-floppies switch
539- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
544v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
545- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
546- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
547- include .spec file in tarball
548- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
549- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
550- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
551- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
552- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
553- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
554- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
555- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
556- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
557- files <16MB aren't chopped
558- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
559- (rudimentary) selective formatting
560- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
565v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
566- NFS backup+restore support
567- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
568- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
569- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
570- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
571- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
572- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
573  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
574  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
575- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
576- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
577- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
578  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
579- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
580- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
581- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
582- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
583- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
584- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
585- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
586- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
587- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
592v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
593- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
594- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
595- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
596- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
597- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
598- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
599- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
600  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
605v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
606- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
607- improved --verify switch's code
608- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
609- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
610- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
611- updated the FAQ
612- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
613- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
614- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
615- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
616- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
617- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
618- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
623v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
624- misc bugfixes
629v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
630- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
631- improved tape verification code
632- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
637v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
638- updated FAQ
639- experimental GRUB support
640- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
641- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
642- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
643- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
648v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
649- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
650- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
651- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
655v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
656- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
657- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
658- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
659- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
660- put quotes around chmod's parameter
661- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
662  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
663- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
664- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
665- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
666- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
667- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
668  or added since the last complete backup
673v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
674- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
675- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
676- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
677  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
678- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
679- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
684v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
685- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
686- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
687- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
688- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
689  boot-time
690- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
691  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
692- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
693- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
694  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
695- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
696- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
697- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
698- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
699- cleaned up compare + restore logging
700- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
705v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
706- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
707- exclude each device's lost+found directory
708- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
709- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
710  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
711  (cos there weren't any *g*)
712- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
713- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
714- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
715- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
716- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
717- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
718  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
719- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
720- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
721- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
722  there to mondo-tools.c
723- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
724  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
725- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
726- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
727- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
728  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
729- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
730- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
731- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
732- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
733  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
734  just end up looking very silly :)
739v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
740- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
741  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
742  the changes
743- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
744  to see if Mondo was installed properly
745- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
746- optimal set size is now 24MB
747- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
748- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
749- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
750  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
751- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
752  to configure the MBR
753- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
754- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
755- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
756- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
757  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
763- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
764- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
765- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
766- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
767- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
768  - missing else{}
769  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
770    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
771- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
772  with busybox's umount command
773- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
774  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
775- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
776- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
777  says s/he has modified the mountlist
778- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
779  picks up on the fact & reports it
780- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
781  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
782- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
783- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
789- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
790- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
796- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
797- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
798  mount, before it returns an error
799- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
800- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
801- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
802- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
803- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
804  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
805  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
806- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
807- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
808- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
809- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
810- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
811- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
812  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
818- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
819- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
820  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
821  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
822- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
823  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
824- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
825- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
826- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
827  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
828- has been tested successfully with the following distros
829  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
830  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
831- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
832  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
833- LVM support is stabilizing
834- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
835  mount/unmount the swap partitions
836- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
837- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
838  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
839- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
840- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
841  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
842- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
843  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
849- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
850  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
851- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
852- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
853- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
854  indicating time spent & remaining)
855- experimental LVM support
856- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
857- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
858- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
859- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
860- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
861- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
862  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
863- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
864  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
870- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
871- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
872  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
873- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
874- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
875- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
876- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
877  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
878- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
879- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
880  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
881- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
882  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
883- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
884- updated the FAQ
885- added code to verify ISO images
886- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
887  older versions of cdrecord
888- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
889  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
890- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
891- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
892- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
893- ported mondo-tarme to C
894  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
895  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
896  - shows '% done' when burning CD
897- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
898- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
899- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
900- up to 19 CD's may be created now
901- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
902- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
903- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
909- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
910- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
911- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
912- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
913  generate erroneous error messages
914- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
915  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
916  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
917- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
918  moved/changed, etc.
919- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
920- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
921  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
922- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
923- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
924  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
925- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
926  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
927  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
928  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
929- changed FIFO size to 20MB
930- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
931  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
932- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
933- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
934- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
935- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
936  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
937- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
938  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
939  mondo-restore
940- better post-run clean-up
941- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
942- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
943  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
944- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
945- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
951- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
952- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
953- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
954- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
955- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
956  been amended accordingly
957- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
958- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
959- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
960- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
961- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
962- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
963  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
964  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
965  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
966- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
967- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
968  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
969- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
970  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
971- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
972- updated the FAQ
978- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
979- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
980- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
981- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
982  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
983- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
984- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
985- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
986  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
987- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
988- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
989- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
990- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
991- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
992- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
993  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
994- updated the FAQ
995- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1001- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1002- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1003- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1004  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1010- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1011- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1012- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1018- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1019- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1020  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1021- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1022- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1023- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1024  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1025  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1026    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1027  - mondo-restore.c works well
1028  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1029    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1030- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1031- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1032- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1033  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1034- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1040- now software-RAID compatible
1041- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1042- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1043- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1044  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1045  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1046- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1052- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1053- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1054- fixed
1060- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1061- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1062- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1063- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1069- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1070- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1071- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1072- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1073    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1074    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1075        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1076          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1077    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1078- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1079  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1080- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1081- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1082- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1083  last N days (N specified by user)
1089- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1090- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1091  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1092- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1093- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1094  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1095  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1096- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1097- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1098- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1099- RPM and SRPM published
1100- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1101- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1106- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1107  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1108- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1109  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1110- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1111  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1112- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1113- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1114- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1115- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1116- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1117- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1118- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1119- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1120- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1121- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1122- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1123  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1124- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1125  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1131- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1132- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1133- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1134- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1135- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1136- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1142- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1148- INSTALL script renamed to
1149- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1150- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1151- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1156- based on v0.976
1157- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1158- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1159- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1164- technical changes
1165  - 12MB ramdisk
1166  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1167  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1168  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1169  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1170  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1171  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1172    the requisite modules already
1173- extra facilities
1174  - ReiserFS support
1175  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1176    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1177- bugfixes
1178  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1179  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1180  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1181  - dummy burn mode is working again
1182  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1183    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1184  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1188v0.975 published
1189- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1190- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1191- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1192- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1193- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1194- removed devdump from overhead-list
1195- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1196- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1197- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1198- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1199- ramdisk is now 14MB
1203v0.972 published
1204- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1205  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1206- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1210v0.971 published
1211- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1212- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1213  sharing much better than before
1217v0.970 published
1218- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1219- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1220- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1221- auto-archive:-
1222    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1223    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1224      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1225    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1226    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1227    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1228    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1229      at backup-time and restore-time
1230    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1231- selective restore is finally fixed
1232- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1236v0.965 released
1237- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1238- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1239- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1240- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1244v0.964 released
1245- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1246- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1247- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1248- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1249- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1250- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1254v0.963 released
1255- ISO images are no longer padded
1256- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1257  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1258- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1259- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1260  want IDE optimization when restoring
1261- lots of work done on auto-archive
1262- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1263- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1264- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1265- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1266  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1267- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1268  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1269- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1270  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1274v0.962 released
1275- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1276- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1277- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1278- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1279- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1280- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1281- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1282- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1283- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1284- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1285- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1286- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1290v0.961 released
1291- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1292- default compression level is 4
1293- default verify level is 2
1294- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1295- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1296- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1297- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1301v0.960 released
1302- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1303- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1304- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1305  without being shouted at ;)
1306- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1307- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1308- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1309  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1310- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1311- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1312  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1315...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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