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1# $Id: ChangeLog 262 2005-12-23 16:25:52Z bcornec $
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3MONDO CHANGES
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5trunk:
6- indent on source files
7- asprintf used instead of malloc_string + sprintf/strcpy/strcat without
8  verifications. Optimisations on memory consumption (allocate only size
9  needed + remove memory leaks)
10
11v2.06 (2005-12-23)
12- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
13- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
14- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
15- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
16- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
17- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
18- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
19- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
20- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
21  (Andree Leidenfrost)
22- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
23- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
24- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
25  (Andree Leidenfrost)
26- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
27- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
28  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
29- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
30  (Bruno Cornec)
31- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
32- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
33- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
34- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
35- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
36  mandrake 10.2 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
37- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
38  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
39- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
40- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
41- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
42  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
43
44v2.05 (2005-11-19)
45- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
46- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
47- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
48- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
49
50v2.04_berlios
51- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
52  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
53  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
54  (Bruno Cornec)
55- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
56- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
57- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
58  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
59
60v2.04
61- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
62  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
63
64   
65v2.03
66- better SLES8 support
67- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
68
69
70v2.02
71- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
72  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
73  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
74- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
75  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
76- better software RAID support
77- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
78- better star, ACL support
79- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
80
81
82v2.01
83- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
84- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
85  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
86- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
87- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
88
89
90v2.00
91- first 2.0 release
92- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
93- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
94- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
95- added xmondo pixmap installation
96- fixed -m and -Vc flags
97- fixed NTFS support!
98- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
99- added -devel package
100- made xmondo a second package
101- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
102- Clean up, added spanish translation
103- Set prefix to be /usr
104- added/fixed Requires
105- remove CVS directories prior to building
106- added 2.6 kernel support
107- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
108- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
109- added support for boot/root multi floppies
110- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
111- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
112  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
113- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
114  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
115- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
116- fixed lots of bugs
117- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
118  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
119- added grub-install.patched
120- removed embleer & other binaries
121- added '-b' to specify block size
122- added '-R' for star support
123
124
125v1.75
126- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
127- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
128- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
129  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
130- better magicdev support
131- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
132- DVD support added
133- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
134- fixed multi-tape support
135- re-implemented -D and -J
136- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
137  affected tape+floppy users
138- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
139  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
140- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
141- fixed some stray assert()'s
142- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
143- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
144- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
145- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
146  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
147- improved tape device detection code
148- better GRUB support
149- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
150- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
151- better logging
152- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
153- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
154- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
155- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
156- tweaked GUI - better feedback
157
158   
1591.74
160- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
161- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
162- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
163- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
164- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
165- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
166- ISO tweaks
167- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
168  funny German filenames from being handled properly
169- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
170- added rudimentary support for SME
171- added better label support
172- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
173- fixed spec file
174- reject -E /
175- added partimagehack to the mix
176   
177   
1781.73
179- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
180- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
181- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
182- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
183- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
184  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
185- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
186- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
187- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
188  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
189- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
190  to find their boot loader and type
191- improved which_boot_loader()
192- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
193  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
194- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
195  then offer user chance to choose another media source
196- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
197  mountlist to fill your drives
198- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
199- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
200- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
201  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
202- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
203- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
204- cleaned up segfault-handling
205- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
206- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
207- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
208- fixed interactive/textonly support
209- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
210- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
211- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
212- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
213   
214
215v1.72
216- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
217- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
218- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
219- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
220- removed duplicate entry from makefile
221- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
222- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
223- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
224- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
225- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
226- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
227  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
228- tweaked restore scripts tgz
229- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
230- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
231  payload to CD at backup-time
232- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
233- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
234- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
235- made code more legible
236- fixed post-nuke support
237- fixed nfs support
238- fixed iso support
239- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
240  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
241- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
242- updated documentation
243- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
244
245
246v1.71
247- log newt, slang, ncurses info
248- updated man page
249- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
250- fixed serious NFS restore bug
251- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
252- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
253- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
254- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
255- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
256- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
257- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
258  instead of -I <paths> to backup
259- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
260  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
261- better location for manpage
262- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
263  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
264- sort -u fstab after modifying it
265- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
266- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
267- updated manpage
268- added -e support
269
270v1.70
271- new devel branch opened
272
273
274v1.52
275- fixed bug in multithreading
276- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
277- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
278- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
279- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
280  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
281- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
282- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
283- re-enabled extra tape checksums
284- disabled spurious warnings
285- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
286- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
287  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
288- added Makefile
289- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
290- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
291- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
292- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
293- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
294
295
296v1.51
297- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
298- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
299- lots of CD-related fixes
300- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
301- better handling of 'kill'
302- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
303- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
304- fixed install.sh
305- updated documentation
306- fixed .spec file
307- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
308- commented code
309- updated man page
310- added -v / --version flag
311- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
312- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
313- fixed BurnProof-related bug
314- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
315- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
316- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
317- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
318- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
319- included various patches from KP
320- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
321- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
322- fixed multi-tape bug
323- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
324- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
325- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
326  command-line parameters or not
327- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
328  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
329- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
330  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
331- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
332
333
33409/08/2002
335""""""""""
336v1.50
337- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
338- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
339- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
340- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
341- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
342- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
343- lots of multitape-related fixes
344- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
345- if isodir does not exist then abort
346- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
347- exclude /root/images/mindi
348- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
349- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
350- restructured the source files
351- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
352  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
353- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
354- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
355- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
356- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
357- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
358- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
359- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
360  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
361- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
362  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
363  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
364- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
365- incorporate post-nuke tarball
366- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
367  in the event of end-of-tape
368- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
369  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
370- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
371  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
372  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
373- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
374- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
375- differential mode fixed; supported again
376- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
377- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
378- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
379- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
380- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
381  for kernel path+filename
382- misc clean-ups (Troff)
383- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
384- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
385- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
386- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
387- added lockfile
388- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
389- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
390- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
391- fixed bug in new '-s' code
392- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
393- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
394- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
395- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
396  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
397- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
398- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
399- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
400- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
401  not apparent from its filename' bug
402- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
403- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
404- fixed bug in --mbr
405
406
40706-04-2002
408""""""""""
409v1.43-7 (STABLE)
410- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
411- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
412- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
413- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
414  various error checks; use with caution
415- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
416- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
417- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
418- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
419- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
420- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
421- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
422  live filesystem
423- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
424- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
425- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
426- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
427- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
428
429
43004-12-2002
431""""""""""
432v1.42-3 (STABLE)
433- minor cosmetic enhancements
434- improved homedir-locating code
435
436
43704-07-2002
438""""""""""
439v1.42-1 (STABLE)
440- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
441  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
442  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
443- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
444- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
445- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
446- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
447- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
448  ext2 or ext3 partitions
449- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
450- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
451- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
452- numerous cosmetic enhancements
453- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
454   
455
45603-21-2002
457""""""""""
458v1.41-1 (STABLE)
459- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
460
461
46203-10-2002
463""""""""""
464v1.40-7 (STABLE)
465- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
466- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
467  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
468- abort if ramdisk not available
469- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
470- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
471- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
472
473
47403-03-2002
475""""""""""
476v1.40-6 (STABLE)
477- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
478- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
479- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
480- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
481- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
482- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
483- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
484
485
48602-24-2002
487""""""""""
488v1.40-5 (STABLE)
489- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
490- updated manpage
491- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
492- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
493- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
494- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
495  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
496- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
497- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
498- run post-nuke script if it exists
499- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
500   
501
50202-17-2002
503""""""""""
504v1.40-3 (STABLE)
505- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
506- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
507- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
508- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
509- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
510- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
511- exclude .journal files properly
512- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
513
514
51502-11-2002
516""""""""""
517v1.40-2 (STABLE)
518- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
519- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
520- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
521- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
522- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
523- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
524- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
525
526
52702-10-2002
528""""""""""
529v1.40-1 (STABLE)
530- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
531- cosmetic bugfixes
532- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
533- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
534- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
535  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
536- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
537- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
538- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
539- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
540
541   
54202-07-2002
543""""""""""
544v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
545- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
546- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
547- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
548- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
549
550
55102-06-2002
552""""""""""
553v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
554- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
555- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
556- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
557  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
558- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
559- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
560- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
561  of 1.36 and earlier
562- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
563  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
564- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
565- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
566- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
567
568
56901-25-2002
570""""""""""
571v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
572- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
573- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
574- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
575- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
576  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
577  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
578- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
579- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
580- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
581- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
582- better autodetection of CD writer
583- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
584- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
585- added --skip-floppies switch
586- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
587
588
58901-20-2002
590""""""""""
591v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
592- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
593- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
594- include .spec file in tarball
595- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
596- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
597- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
598- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
599- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
600- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
601- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
602- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
603- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
604- files <16MB aren't chopped
605- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
606- (rudimentary) selective formatting
607- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
608
609
61001-10-2002
611""""""""""
612v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
613- NFS backup+restore support
614- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
615- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
616- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
617- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
618- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
619- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
620  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
621  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
622- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
623- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
624- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
625  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
626- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
627- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
628- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
629- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
630- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
631- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
632- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
633- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
634- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
635
636
63712-25-2001
638""""""""""
639v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
640- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
641- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
642- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
643- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
644- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
645- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
646- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
647  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
648
649
65012-19-2001
651""""""""""
652v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
653- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
654- improved --verify switch's code
655- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
656- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
657- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
658- updated the FAQ
659- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
660- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
661- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
662- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
663- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
664- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
665- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
666
667
66812-15-2001
669""""""""""
670v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
671- misc bugfixes
672
673
67412-14-2001
675""""""""""
676v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
677- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
678- improved tape verification code
679- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
680
681
68212-13-2001
683""""""""""
684v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
685- updated FAQ
686- experimental GRUB support
687- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
688- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
689- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
690- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
691
692
69312-12-2001
694""""""""""
695v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
696- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
697- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
698- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
699
70012-12-2001
701""""""""""
702v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
703- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
704- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
705- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
706- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
707- put quotes around chmod's parameter
708- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
709  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
710- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
711- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
712- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
713- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
714- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
715  or added since the last complete backup
716
717
71812-09-2001
719""""""""""
720v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
721- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
722- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
723- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
724  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
725- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
726- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
727
728
72912-09-2001
730""""""""""
731v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
732- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
733- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
734- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
735- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
736  boot-time
737- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
738  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
739- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
740- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
741  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
742- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
743- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
744- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
745- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
746- cleaned up compare + restore logging
747- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
748
749
75012-04-2001
751""""""""""
752v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
753- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
754- exclude each device's lost+found directory
755- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
756- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
757  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
758  (cos there weren't any *g*)
759- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
760- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
761- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
762- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
763- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
764- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
765  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
766- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
767- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
768- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
769  there to mondo-tools.c
770- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
771  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
772- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
773- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
774- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
775  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
776- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
777- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
778- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
779- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
780  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
781  just end up looking very silly :)
782
783
78411-28-2001
785""""""""""
786v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
787- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
788  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
789  the changes
790- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
791  to see if Mondo was installed properly
792- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
793- optimal set size is now 24MB
794- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
795- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
796- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
797  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
798- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
799  to configure the MBR
800- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
801- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
802- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
803- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
804  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
805
806
80711-14-2001
808""""""""""
809v1.19
810- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
811- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
812- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
813- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
814- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
815  - missing else{}
816  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
817    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
818- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
819  with busybox's umount command
820- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
821  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
822- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
823- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
824  says s/he has modified the mountlist
825- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
826  picks up on the fact & reports it
827- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
828  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
829- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
830- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
831
832
83310-28-2001
834""""""""""
835v1.18
836- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
837- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
838
839
84010-20-2001
841""""""""""
842v1.17
843- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
844- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
845  mount, before it returns an error
846- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
847- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
848- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
849- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
850- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
851  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
852  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
853- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
854- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
855- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
856- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
857- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
858- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
859  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
860
861
86210-10-2001
863""""""""""
864v1.16
865- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
866- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
867  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
868  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
869- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
870  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
871- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
872- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
873- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
874  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
875- has been tested successfully with the following distros
876  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
877  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
878- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
879  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
880- LVM support is stabilizing
881- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
882  mount/unmount the swap partitions
883- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
884- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
885  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
886- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
887- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
888  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
889- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
890  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
891
892
89309-28-2001
894""""""""""
895v1.15
896- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
897  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
898- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
899- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
900- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
901  indicating time spent & remaining)
902- experimental LVM support
903- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
904- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
905- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
906- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
907- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
908- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
909  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
910- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
911  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
912
913
91409-18-2001
915""""""""""
916v1.14
917- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
918- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
919  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
920- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
921- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
922- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
923- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
924  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
925- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
926- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
927  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
928- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
929  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
930- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
931- updated the FAQ
932- added code to verify ISO images
933- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
934  older versions of cdrecord
935- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
936  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
937- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
938- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
939- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
940- ported mondo-tarme to C
941  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
942  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
943  - shows '% done' when burning CD
944- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
945- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
946- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
947- up to 19 CD's may be created now
948- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
949- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
950- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
951
952
95309-01-2001
954""""""""""
955v1.13
956- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
957- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
958- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
959- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
960  generate erroneous error messages
961- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
962  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
963  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
964- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
965  moved/changed, etc.
966- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
967- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
968  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
969- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
970- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
971  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
972- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
973  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
974  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
975  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
976- changed FIFO size to 20MB
977- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
978  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
979- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
980- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
981- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
982- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
983  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
984- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
985  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
986  mondo-restore
987- better post-run clean-up
988- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
989- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
990  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
991- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
992- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
993
994
99508-18-2001
996""""""""""
997v1.12
998- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
999- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1000- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1001- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1002- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1003  been amended accordingly
1004- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1005- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1006- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1007- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1008- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1009- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1010  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1011  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1012  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1013- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1014- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1015  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1016- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1017  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1018- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1019- updated the FAQ
1020
1021
102208-12-2001
1023""""""""""
1024v1.10
1025- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1026- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1027- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1028- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1029  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1030- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1031- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1032- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1033  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1034- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1035- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1036- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1037- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1038- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1039- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1040  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1041- updated the FAQ
1042- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1043
1044
104508-02-2001
1046""""""""""
1047v1.09
1048- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1049- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1050- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1051  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1052
1053
105407-28-2001
1055""""""""""
1056v1.08
1057- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1058- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1059- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1060
1061
106207-22-2001
1063""""""""""
1064v1.07
1065- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1066- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1067  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1068- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1069- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1070- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1071  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1072  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1073    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1074  - mondo-restore.c works well
1075  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1076    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1077- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1078- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1079- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1080  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1081- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1082
1083
108407-19-2001
1085""""""""""
1086v1.06
1087- now software-RAID compatible
1088- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1089- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1090- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1091  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1092  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1093- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1094
1095
109607-16-2001
1097""""""""""
1098v1.05
1099- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1100- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1101- fixed install.sh
1102
1103
110407-15-2001
1105""""""""""
1106v1.04
1107- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1108- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1109- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1110- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1111
1112
111307-14-2001
1114""""""""""
1115v1.03
1116- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1117- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1118- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1119- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1120    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1121    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1122        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1123          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1124    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1125- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1126  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1127- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1128- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1129- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1130  last N days (N specified by user)
1131
1132
113307-07-2001
1134""""""""""
1135v1.02
1136- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1137- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1138  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1139- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1140- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1141  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1142  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1143- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1144- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1145- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1146- RPM and SRPM published
1147- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1148- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1149
115007-04-2001
1151""""""""""
1152v1.00
1153- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1154  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1155- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1156  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1157- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1158  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1159- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1160- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1161- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1162- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1163- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1164- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1165- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1166- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1167- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1168- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1169- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1170  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1171- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1172  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1173
1174
117503-15-2001
1176""""""""""
1177v0.99
1178- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1179- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1180- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1181- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1182- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1183- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1184
1185
118603-06-2001
1187""""""""""
1188v0.981
1189- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1190
1191
119202-26-2001
1193""""""""""
1194v0.98
1195- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1196- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1197- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1198- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1199
120002-28-2001
1201""""""""""
1202v0.977
1203- based on v0.976
1204- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1205- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1206- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1207
120809-01-2000
1209""""""""""
1210v0.976
1211- technical changes
1212  - 12MB ramdisk
1213  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1214  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1215  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1216  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1217  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1218  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1219    the requisite modules already
1220- extra facilities
1221  - ReiserFS support
1222  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1223    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1224- bugfixes
1225  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1226  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1227  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1228  - dummy burn mode is working again
1229  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1230    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1231  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1232
123307-03-2000
1234""""""""""
1235v0.975 published
1236- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1237- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1238- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1239- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1240- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1241- removed devdump from overhead-list
1242- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1243- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1244- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1245- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1246- ramdisk is now 14MB
1247
124806-16-2000
1249""""""""""
1250v0.972 published
1251- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1252  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1253- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1254
125506-14-2000
1256""""""""""
1257v0.971 published
1258- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1259- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1260  sharing much better than before
1261
126206-10-2000
1263""""""""""
1264v0.970 published
1265- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1266- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1267- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1268- auto-archive:-
1269    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1270    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1271      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1272    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1273    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1274    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1275    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1276      at backup-time and restore-time
1277    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1278- selective restore is finally fixed
1279- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1280
128106-03-2000
1282""""""""""
1283v0.965 released
1284- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1285- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1286- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1287- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1288
128906-02-2000
1290""""""""""
1291v0.964 released
1292- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1293- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1294- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1295- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1296- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1297- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1298
129905-31-2000
1300""""""""""
1301v0.963 released
1302- ISO images are no longer padded
1303- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1304  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1305- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1306- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1307  want IDE optimization when restoring
1308- lots of work done on auto-archive
1309- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1310- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1311- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1312- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1313  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1314- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1315  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1316- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1317  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1318
131905-25-2000
1320""""""""""
1321v0.962 released
1322- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1323- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1324- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1325- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1326- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1327- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1328- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1329- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1330- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1331- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1332- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1333- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1334
133505-23-2000
1336""""""""""
1337v0.961 released
1338- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1339- default compression level is 4
1340- default verify level is 2
1341- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1342- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1343- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1344- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1345
134605-22-2000
1347""""""""""
1348v0.960 released
1349- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1350- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1351- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1352  without being shouted at ;)
1353- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1354- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1355- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1356  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1357- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1358- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1359  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1360
1361[snip]
1362...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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