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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)
11v2.07 ()
12- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
13  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
14- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
15- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
16  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
17  (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
19  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
21v2.06 (2005-12-23)
22- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
23- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
24- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
25- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
26- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
27- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
28- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
29- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
30- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
31  (Andree Leidenfrost)
32- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
33- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
34- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
35  (Andree Leidenfrost)
36- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
37- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
38  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
39- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
40  (Bruno Cornec)
41- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
42- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
43- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
44- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
45- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
46  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
47- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
48  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
49- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
50- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
51- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
52  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
54v2.05 (2005-11-19)
55- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
56- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
57- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
58- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
61- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
62  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
63  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
64  (Bruno Cornec)
65- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
66- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
67- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
68  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
71- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
72  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
76- better SLES8 support
77- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
81- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
82  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
83  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
84- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
85  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
86- better software RAID support
87- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
88- better star, ACL support
89- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
93- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
94- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
95  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
96- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
97- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
101- first 2.0 release
102- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
103- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
104- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
105- added xmondo pixmap installation
106- fixed -m and -Vc flags
107- fixed NTFS support!
108- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
109- added -devel package
110- made xmondo a second package
111- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
112- Clean up, added spanish translation
113- Set prefix to be /usr
114- added/fixed Requires
115- remove CVS directories prior to building
116- added 2.6 kernel support
117- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
118- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
119- added support for boot/root multi floppies
120- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
121- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
122  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
123- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
124  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
125- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
126- fixed lots of bugs
127- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
128  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
129- added grub-install.patched
130- removed embleer & other binaries
131- added '-b' to specify block size
132- added '-R' for star support
136- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
137- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
138- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
139  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
140- better magicdev support
141- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
142- DVD support added
143- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
144- fixed multi-tape support
145- re-implemented -D and -J
146- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
147  affected tape+floppy users
148- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
149  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
150- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
151- fixed some stray assert()'s
152- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
153- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
154- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
155- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
156  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
157- improved tape device detection code
158- better GRUB support
159- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
160- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
161- better logging
162- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
163- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
164- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
165- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
166- tweaked GUI - better feedback
170- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
171- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
172- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
173- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
174- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
175- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
176- ISO tweaks
177- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
178  funny German filenames from being handled properly
179- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
180- added rudimentary support for SME
181- added better label support
182- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
183- fixed spec file
184- reject -E /
185- added partimagehack to the mix
189- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
190- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
191- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
192- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
193- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
194  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
195- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
196- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
197- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
198  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
199- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
200  to find their boot loader and type
201- improved which_boot_loader()
202- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
203  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
204- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
205  then offer user chance to choose another media source
206- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
207  mountlist to fill your drives
208- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
209- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
210- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
211  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
212- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
213- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
214- cleaned up segfault-handling
215- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
216- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
217- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
218- fixed interactive/textonly support
219- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
220- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
221- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
222- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
226- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
227- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
228- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
229- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
230- removed duplicate entry from makefile
231- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
232- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
233- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
234- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
235- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
236- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
237  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
238- tweaked restore scripts tgz
239- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
240- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
241  payload to CD at backup-time
242- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
243- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
244- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
245- made code more legible
246- fixed post-nuke support
247- fixed nfs support
248- fixed iso support
249- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
250  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
251- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
252- updated documentation
253- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
257- log newt, slang, ncurses info
258- updated man page
259- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
260- fixed serious NFS restore bug
261- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
262- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
263- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
264- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
265- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
266- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
267- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
268  instead of -I <paths> to backup
269- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
270  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
271- better location for manpage
272- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
273  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
274- sort -u fstab after modifying it
275- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
276- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
277- updated manpage
278- added -e support
281- new devel branch opened
285- fixed bug in multithreading
286- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
287- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
288- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
289- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
290  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
291- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
292- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
293- re-enabled extra tape checksums
294- disabled spurious warnings
295- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
296- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
297  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
298- added Makefile
299- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
300- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
301- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
302- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
303- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
307- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
308- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
309- lots of CD-related fixes
310- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
311- better handling of 'kill'
312- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
313- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
314- fixed
315- updated documentation
316- fixed .spec file
317- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
318- commented code
319- updated man page
320- added -v / --version flag
321- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
322- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
323- fixed BurnProof-related bug
324- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
325- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
326- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
327- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
328- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
329- included various patches from KP
330- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
331- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
332- fixed multi-tape bug
333- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
334- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
335- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
336  command-line parameters or not
337- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
338  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
339- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
340  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
341- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
347- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
348- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
349- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
350- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
351- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
352- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
353- lots of multitape-related fixes
354- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
355- if isodir does not exist then abort
356- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
357- exclude /root/images/mindi
358- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
359- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
360- restructured the source files
361- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
362  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
363- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
364- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
365- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
366- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
367- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
368- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
369- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
370  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
371- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
372  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
373  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
374- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
375- incorporate post-nuke tarball
376- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
377  in the event of end-of-tape
378- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
379  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
380- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
381  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
382  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
383- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
384- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
385- differential mode fixed; supported again
386- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
387- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
388- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
389- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
390- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
391  for kernel path+filename
392- misc clean-ups (Troff)
393- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
394- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
395- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
396- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
397- added lockfile
398- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
399- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
400- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
401- fixed bug in new '-s' code
402- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
403- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
404- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
405- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
406  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
407- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
408- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
409- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
410- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
411  not apparent from its filename' bug
412- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
413- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
414- fixed bug in --mbr
419v1.43-7 (STABLE)
420- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
421- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
422- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
423- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
424  various error checks; use with caution
425- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
426- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
427- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
428- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
429- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
430- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
431- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
432  live filesystem
433- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
434- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
435- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
436- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
437- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
442v1.42-3 (STABLE)
443- minor cosmetic enhancements
444- improved homedir-locating code
449v1.42-1 (STABLE)
450- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
451  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
452  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
453- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
454- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
455- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
456- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
457- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
458  ext2 or ext3 partitions
459- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
460- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
461- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
462- numerous cosmetic enhancements
463- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
468v1.41-1 (STABLE)
469- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
474v1.40-7 (STABLE)
475- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
476- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
477  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
478- abort if ramdisk not available
479- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
480- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
481- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
486v1.40-6 (STABLE)
487- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
488- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
489- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
490- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
491- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
492- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
493- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
498v1.40-5 (STABLE)
499- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
500- updated manpage
501- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
502- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
503- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
504- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
505  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
506- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
507- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
508- run post-nuke script if it exists
509- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
514v1.40-3 (STABLE)
515- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
516- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
517- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
518- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
519- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
520- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
521- exclude .journal files properly
522- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
527v1.40-2 (STABLE)
528- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
529- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
530- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
531- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
532- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
533- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
534- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
539v1.40-1 (STABLE)
540- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
541- cosmetic bugfixes
542- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
543- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
544- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
545  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
546- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
547- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
548- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
549- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
554v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
555- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
556- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
557- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
558- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
563v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
564- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
565- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
566- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
567  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
568- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
569- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
570- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
571  of 1.36 and earlier
572- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
573  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
574- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
575- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
576- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
581v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
582- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
583- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
584- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
585- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
586  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
587  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
588- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
589- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
590- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
591- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
592- better autodetection of CD writer
593- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
594- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
595- added --skip-floppies switch
596- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
601v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
602- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
603- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
604- include .spec file in tarball
605- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
606- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
607- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
608- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
609- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
610- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
611- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
612- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
613- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
614- files <16MB aren't chopped
615- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
616- (rudimentary) selective formatting
617- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
622v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
623- NFS backup+restore support
624- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
625- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
626- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
627- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
628- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
629- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
630  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
631  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
632- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
633- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
634- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
635  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
636- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
637- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
638- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
639- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
640- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
641- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
642- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
643- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
644- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
649v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
650- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
651- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
652- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
653- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
654- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
655- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
656- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
657  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
662v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
663- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
664- improved --verify switch's code
665- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
666- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
667- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
668- updated the FAQ
669- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
670- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
671- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
672- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
673- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
674- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
675- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
680v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
681- misc bugfixes
686v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
687- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
688- improved tape verification code
689- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
694v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
695- updated FAQ
696- experimental GRUB support
697- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
698- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
699- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
700- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
705v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
706- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
707- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
708- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
712v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
713- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
714- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
715- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
716- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
717- put quotes around chmod's parameter
718- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
719  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
720- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
721- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
722- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
723- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
724- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
725  or added since the last complete backup
730v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
731- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
732- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
733- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
734  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
735- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
736- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
741v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
742- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
743- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
744- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
745- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
746  boot-time
747- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
748  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
749- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
750- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
751  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
752- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
753- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
754- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
755- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
756- cleaned up compare + restore logging
757- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
762v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
763- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
764- exclude each device's lost+found directory
765- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
766- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
767  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
768  (cos there weren't any *g*)
769- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
770- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
771- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
772- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
773- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
774- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
775  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
776- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
777- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
778- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
779  there to mondo-tools.c
780- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
781  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
782- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
783- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
784- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
785  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
786- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
787- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
788- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
789- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
790  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
791  just end up looking very silly :)
796v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
797- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
798  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
799  the changes
800- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
801  to see if Mondo was installed properly
802- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
803- optimal set size is now 24MB
804- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
805- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
806- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
807  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
808- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
809  to configure the MBR
810- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
811- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
812- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
813- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
814  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
820- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
821- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
822- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
823- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
824- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
825  - missing else{}
826  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
827    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
828- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
829  with busybox's umount command
830- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
831  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
832- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
833- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
834  says s/he has modified the mountlist
835- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
836  picks up on the fact & reports it
837- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
838  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
839- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
840- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
846- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
847- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
853- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
854- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
855  mount, before it returns an error
856- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
857- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
858- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
859- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
860- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
861  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
862  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
863- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
864- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
865- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
866- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
867- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
868- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
869  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
875- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
876- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
877  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
878  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
879- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
880  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
881- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
882- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
883- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
884  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
885- has been tested successfully with the following distros
886  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
887  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
888- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
889  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
890- LVM support is stabilizing
891- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
892  mount/unmount the swap partitions
893- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
894- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
895  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
896- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
897- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
898  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
899- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
900  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
906- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
907  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
908- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
909- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
910- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
911  indicating time spent & remaining)
912- experimental LVM support
913- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
914- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
915- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
916- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
917- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
918- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
919  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
920- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
921  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
927- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
928- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
929  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
930- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
931- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
932- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
933- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
934  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
935- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
936- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
937  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
938- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
939  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
940- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
941- updated the FAQ
942- added code to verify ISO images
943- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
944  older versions of cdrecord
945- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
946  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
947- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
948- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
949- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
950- ported mondo-tarme to C
951  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
952  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
953  - shows '% done' when burning CD
954- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
955- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
956- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
957- up to 19 CD's may be created now
958- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
959- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
960- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
966- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
967- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
968- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
969- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
970  generate erroneous error messages
971- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
972  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
973  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
974- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
975  moved/changed, etc.
976- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
977- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
978  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
979- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
980- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
981  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
982- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
983  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
984  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
985  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
986- changed FIFO size to 20MB
987- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
988  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
989- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
990- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
991- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
992- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
993  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
994- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
995  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
996  mondo-restore
997- better post-run clean-up
998- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
999- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1000  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1001- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1002- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1008- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1009- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1010- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1011- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1012- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1013  been amended accordingly
1014- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1015- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1016- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1017- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1018- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1019- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1020  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1021  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1022  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1023- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1024- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1025  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1026- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1027  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1028- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1029- updated the FAQ
1035- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1036- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1037- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1038- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1039  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1040- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1041- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1042- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1043  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1044- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1045- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1046- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1047- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1048- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1049- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1050  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1051- updated the FAQ
1052- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1058- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1059- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1060- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1061  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1067- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1068- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1069- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1075- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1076- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1077  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1078- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1079- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1080- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1081  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1082  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1083    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1084  - mondo-restore.c works well
1085  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1086    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1087- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1088- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1089- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1090  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1091- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1097- now software-RAID compatible
1098- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1099- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1100- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1101  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1102  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1103- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1109- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1110- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1111- fixed
1117- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1118- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1119- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1120- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1126- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1127- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1128- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1129- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1130    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1131    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1132        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1133          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1134    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1135- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1136  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1137- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1138- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1139- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1140  last N days (N specified by user)
1146- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1147- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1148  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1149- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1150- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1151  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1152  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1153- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1154- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1155- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1156- RPM and SRPM published
1157- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1158- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1163- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1164  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1165- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1166  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1167- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1168  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1169- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1170- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1171- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1172- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1173- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1174- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1175- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1176- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1177- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1178- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1179- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1180  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1181- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1182  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1188- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1189- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1190- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1191- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1192- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1193- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1199- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1205- INSTALL script renamed to
1206- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1207- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1208- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1213- based on v0.976
1214- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1215- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1216- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1221- technical changes
1222  - 12MB ramdisk
1223  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1224  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1225  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1226  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1227  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1228  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1229    the requisite modules already
1230- extra facilities
1231  - ReiserFS support
1232  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1233    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1234- bugfixes
1235  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1236  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1237  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1238  - dummy burn mode is working again
1239  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1240    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1241  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1245v0.975 published
1246- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1247- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1248- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1249- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1250- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1251- removed devdump from overhead-list
1252- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1253- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1254- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1255- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1256- ramdisk is now 14MB
1260v0.972 published
1261- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1262  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1263- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1267v0.971 published
1268- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1269- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1270  sharing much better than before
1274v0.970 published
1275- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1276- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1277- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1278- auto-archive:-
1279    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1280    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1281      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1282    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1283    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1284    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1285    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1286      at backup-time and restore-time
1287    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1288- selective restore is finally fixed
1289- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1293v0.965 released
1294- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1295- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1296- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1297- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1301v0.964 released
1302- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1303- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1304- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1305- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1306- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1307- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1311v0.963 released
1312- ISO images are no longer padded
1313- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1314  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1315- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1316- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1317  want IDE optimization when restoring
1318- lots of work done on auto-archive
1319- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1320- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1321- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1322- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1323  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1324- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1325  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1326- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1327  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1331v0.962 released
1332- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1333- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1334- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1335- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1336- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1337- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1338- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1339- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1340- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1341- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1342- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1343- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1347v0.961 released
1348- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1349- default compression level is 4
1350- default verify level is 2
1351- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1352- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1353- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1354- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1358v0.960 released
1359- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1360- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1361- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1362  without being shouted at ;)
1363- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1364- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1365- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1366  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1367- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1368- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1369  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1372...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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