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1MONDO CHANGES          Hugo Rabson <hugorabson@msn.com>             10/13/2004
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4v2.04
5- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
6  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
7
8   
9v2.03
10- better SLES8 support
11- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
12
13
14v2.02
15- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
16  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
17  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
18- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
19  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
20- better software RAID support
21- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
22- better star, ACL support
23- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
24
25
26v2.01
27- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
28- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
29  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
30- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
31- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
32
33
34v2.00
35- first 2.0 release
36- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
37- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
38- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
39- added xmondo pixmap installation
40- fixed -m and -Vc flags
41- fixed NTFS support!
42- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
43- added -devel package
44- made xmondo a second package
45- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
46- Clean up, added spanish translation
47- Set prefix to be /usr
48- added/fixed Requires
49- remove CVS directories prior to building
50- added 2.6 kernel support
51- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
52- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
53- added support for boot/root multi floppies
54- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
55- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
56  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
57- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
58  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
59- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
60- fixed lots of bugs
61- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
62  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
63- added grub-install.patched
64- removed embleer & other binaries
65- added '-b' to specify block size
66- added '-R' for star support
67
68
69v1.75
70- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
71- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
72- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
73  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
74- better magicdev support
75- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
76- DVD support added
77- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
78- fixed multi-tape support
79- re-implemented -D and -J
80- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
81  affected tape+floppy users
82- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
83  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
84- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
85- fixed some stray assert()'s
86- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
87- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
88- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
89- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
90  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
91- improved tape device detection code
92- better GRUB support
93- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
94- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
95- better logging
96- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
97- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
98- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
99- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
100- tweaked GUI - better feedback
101
102   
1031.74
104- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
105- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
106- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
107- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
108- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
109- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
110- ISO tweaks
111- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
112  funny German filenames from being handled properly
113- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
114- added rudimentary support for SME
115- added better label support
116- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
117- fixed spec file
118- reject -E /
119- added partimagehack to the mix
120   
121   
1221.73
123- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
124- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
125- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
126- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
127- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
128  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
129- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
130- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
131- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
132  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
133- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
134  to find their boot loader and type
135- improved which_boot_loader()
136- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
137  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
138- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
139  then offer user chance to choose another media source
140- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
141  mountlist to fill your drives
142- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
143- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
144- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
145  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
146- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
147- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
148- cleaned up segfault-handling
149- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
150- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
151- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
152- fixed interactive/textonly support
153- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
154- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
155- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
156- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
157   
158
159v1.72
160- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
161- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
162- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
163- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
164- removed duplicate entry from makefile
165- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
166- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
167- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
168- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
169- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
170- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
171  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
172- tweaked restore scripts tgz
173- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
174- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
175  payload to CD at backup-time
176- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
177- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
178- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
179- made code more legible
180- fixed post-nuke support
181- fixed nfs support
182- fixed iso support
183- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
184  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
185- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
186- updated documentation
187- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
188
189
190v1.71
191- log newt, slang, ncurses info
192- updated man page
193- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
194- fixed serious NFS restore bug
195- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
196- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
197- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
198- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
199- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
200- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
201- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
202  instead of -I <paths> to backup
203- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
204  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
205- better location for manpage
206- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
207  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
208- sort -u fstab after modifying it
209- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
210- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
211- updated manpage
212- added -e support
213
214v1.70
215- new devel branch opened
216
217
218v1.52
219- fixed bug in multithreading
220- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
221- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
222- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
223- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
224  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
225- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
226- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
227- re-enabled extra tape checksums
228- disabled spurious warnings
229- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
230- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
231  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
232- added Makefile
233- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
234- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
235- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
236- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
237- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
238
239
240v1.51
241- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
242- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
243- lots of CD-related fixes
244- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
245- better handling of 'kill'
246- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
247- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
248- fixed install.sh
249- updated documentation
250- fixed .spec file
251- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
252- commented code
253- updated man page
254- added -v / --version flag
255- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
256- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
257- fixed BurnProof-related bug
258- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
259- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
260- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
261- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
262- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
263- included various patches from KP
264- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
265- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
266- fixed multi-tape bug
267- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
268- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
269- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
270  command-line parameters or not
271- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
272  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
273- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
274  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
275- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
276
277
27809/08/2002
279""""""""""
280v1.50
281- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
282- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
283- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
284- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
285- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
286- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
287- lots of multitape-related fixes
288- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
289- if isodir does not exist then abort
290- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
291- exclude /root/images/mindi
292- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
293- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
294- restructured the source files
295- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
296  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
297- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
298- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
299- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
300- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
301- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
302- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
303- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
304  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
305- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
306  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
307  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
308- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
309- incorporate post-nuke tarball
310- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
311  in the event of end-of-tape
312- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
313  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
314- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
315  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
316  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
317- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
318- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
319- differential mode fixed; supported again
320- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
321- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
322- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
323- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
324- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
325  for kernel path+filename
326- misc clean-ups (Troff)
327- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
328- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
329- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
330- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
331- added lockfile
332- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
333- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
334- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
335- fixed bug in new '-s' code
336- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
337- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
338- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
339- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
340  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
341- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
342- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
343- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
344- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
345  not apparent from its filename' bug
346- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
347- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
348- fixed bug in --mbr
349
350
35106-04-2002
352""""""""""
353v1.43-7 (STABLE)
354- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
355- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
356- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
357- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
358  various error checks; use with caution
359- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
360- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
361- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
362- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
363- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
364- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
365- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
366  live filesystem
367- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
368- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
369- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
370- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
371- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
372
373
37404-12-2002
375""""""""""
376v1.42-3 (STABLE)
377- minor cosmetic enhancements
378- improved homedir-locating code
379
380
38104-07-2002
382""""""""""
383v1.42-1 (STABLE)
384- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
385  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
386  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
387- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
388- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
389- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
390- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
391- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
392  ext2 or ext3 partitions
393- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
394- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
395- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
396- numerous cosmetic enhancements
397- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
398   
399
40003-21-2002
401""""""""""
402v1.41-1 (STABLE)
403- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
404
405
40603-10-2002
407""""""""""
408v1.40-7 (STABLE)
409- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
410- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
411  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
412- abort if ramdisk not available
413- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
414- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
415- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
416
417
41803-03-2002
419""""""""""
420v1.40-6 (STABLE)
421- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
422- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
423- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
424- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
425- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
426- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
427- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
428
429
43002-24-2002
431""""""""""
432v1.40-5 (STABLE)
433- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
434- updated manpage
435- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
436- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
437- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
438- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
439  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
440- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
441- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
442- run post-nuke script if it exists
443- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
444   
445
44602-17-2002
447""""""""""
448v1.40-3 (STABLE)
449- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
450- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
451- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
452- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
453- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
454- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
455- exclude .journal files properly
456- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
457
458
45902-11-2002
460""""""""""
461v1.40-2 (STABLE)
462- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
463- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
464- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
465- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
466- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
467- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
468- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
469
470
47102-10-2002
472""""""""""
473v1.40-1 (STABLE)
474- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
475- cosmetic bugfixes
476- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
477- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
478- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
479  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
480- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
481- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
482- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
483- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
484
485   
48602-07-2002
487""""""""""
488v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
489- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
490- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
491- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
492- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
493
494
49502-06-2002
496""""""""""
497v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
498- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
499- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
500- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
501  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
502- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
503- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
504- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
505  of 1.36 and earlier
506- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
507  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
508- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
509- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
510- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
511
512
51301-25-2002
514""""""""""
515v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
516- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
517- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
518- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
519- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
520  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
521  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
522- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
523- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
524- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
525- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
526- better autodetection of CD writer
527- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
528- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
529- added --skip-floppies switch
530- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
531
532
53301-20-2002
534""""""""""
535v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
536- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
537- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
538- include .spec file in tarball
539- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
540- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
541- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
542- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
543- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
544- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
545- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
546- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
547- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
548- files <16MB aren't chopped
549- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
550- (rudimentary) selective formatting
551- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
552
553
55401-10-2002
555""""""""""
556v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
557- NFS backup+restore support
558- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
559- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
560- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
561- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
562- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
563- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
564  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
565  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
566- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
567- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
568- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
569  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
570- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
571- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
572- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
573- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
574- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
575- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
576- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
577- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
578- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
579
580
58112-25-2001
582""""""""""
583v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
584- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
585- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
586- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
587- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
588- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
589- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
590- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
591  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
592
593
59412-19-2001
595""""""""""
596v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
597- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
598- improved --verify switch's code
599- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
600- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
601- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
602- updated the FAQ
603- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
604- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
605- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
606- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
607- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
608- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
609- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
610
611
61212-15-2001
613""""""""""
614v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
615- misc bugfixes
616
617
61812-14-2001
619""""""""""
620v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
621- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
622- improved tape verification code
623- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
624
625
62612-13-2001
627""""""""""
628v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
629- updated FAQ
630- experimental GRUB support
631- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
632- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
633- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
634- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
635
636
63712-12-2001
638""""""""""
639v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
640- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
641- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
642- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
643
64412-12-2001
645""""""""""
646v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
647- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
648- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
649- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
650- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
651- put quotes around chmod's parameter
652- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
653  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
654- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
655- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
656- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
657- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
658- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
659  or added since the last complete backup
660
661
66212-09-2001
663""""""""""
664v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
665- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
666- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
667- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
668  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
669- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
670- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
671
672
67312-09-2001
674""""""""""
675v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
676- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
677- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
678- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
679- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
680  boot-time
681- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
682  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
683- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
684- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
685  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
686- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
687- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
688- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
689- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
690- cleaned up compare + restore logging
691- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
692
693
69412-04-2001
695""""""""""
696v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
697- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
698- exclude each device's lost+found directory
699- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
700- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
701  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
702  (cos there weren't any *g*)
703- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
704- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
705- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
706- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
707- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
708- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
709  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
710- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
711- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
712- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
713  there to mondo-tools.c
714- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
715  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
716- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
717- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
718- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
719  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
720- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
721- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
722- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
723- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
724  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
725  just end up looking very silly :)
726
727
72811-28-2001
729""""""""""
730v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
731- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
732  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
733  the changes
734- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
735  to see if Mondo was installed properly
736- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
737- optimal set size is now 24MB
738- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
739- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
740- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
741  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
742- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
743  to configure the MBR
744- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
745- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
746- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
747- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
748  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
749
750
75111-14-2001
752""""""""""
753v1.19
754- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
755- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
756- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
757- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
758- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
759  - missing else{}
760  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
761    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
762- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
763  with busybox's umount command
764- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
765  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
766- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
767- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
768  says s/he has modified the mountlist
769- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
770  picks up on the fact & reports it
771- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
772  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
773- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
774- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
775
776
77710-28-2001
778""""""""""
779v1.18
780- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
781- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
782
783
78410-20-2001
785""""""""""
786v1.17
787- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
788- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
789  mount, before it returns an error
790- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
791- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
792- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
793- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
794- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
795  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
796  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
797- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
798- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
799- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
800- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
801- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
802- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
803  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
804
805
80610-10-2001
807""""""""""
808v1.16
809- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
810- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
811  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
812  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
813- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
814  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
815- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
816- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
817- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
818  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
819- has been tested successfully with the following distros
820  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
821  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
822- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
823  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
824- LVM support is stabilizing
825- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
826  mount/unmount the swap partitions
827- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
828- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
829  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
830- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
831- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
832  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
833- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
834  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
835
836
83709-28-2001
838""""""""""
839v1.15
840- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
841  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
842- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
843- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
844- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
845  indicating time spent & remaining)
846- experimental LVM support
847- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
848- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
849- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
850- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
851- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
852- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
853  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
854- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
855  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
856
857
85809-18-2001
859""""""""""
860v1.14
861- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
862- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
863  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
864- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
865- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
866- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
867- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
868  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
869- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
870- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
871  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
872- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
873  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
874- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
875- updated the FAQ
876- added code to verify ISO images
877- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
878  older versions of cdrecord
879- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
880  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
881- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
882- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
883- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
884- ported mondo-tarme to C
885  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
886  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
887  - shows '% done' when burning CD
888- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
889- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
890- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
891- up to 19 CD's may be created now
892- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
893- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
894- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
895
896
89709-01-2001
898""""""""""
899v1.13
900- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
901- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
902- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
903- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
904  generate erroneous error messages
905- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
906  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
907  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
908- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
909  moved/changed, etc.
910- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
911- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
912  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
913- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
914- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
915  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
916- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
917  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
918  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
919  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
920- changed FIFO size to 20MB
921- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
922  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
923- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
924- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
925- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
926- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
927  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
928- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
929  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
930  mondo-restore
931- better post-run clean-up
932- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
933- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
934  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
935- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
936- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
937
938
93908-18-2001
940""""""""""
941v1.12
942- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
943- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
944- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
945- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
946- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
947  been amended accordingly
948- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
949- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
950- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
951- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
952- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
953- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
954  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
955  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
956  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
957- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
958- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
959  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
960- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
961  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
962- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
963- updated the FAQ
964
965
96608-12-2001
967""""""""""
968v1.10
969- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
970- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
971- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
972- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
973  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
974- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
975- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
976- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
977  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
978- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
979- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
980- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
981- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
982- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
983- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
984  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
985- updated the FAQ
986- working on Cuckoo Mode...
987
988
98908-02-2001
990""""""""""
991v1.09
992- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
993- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
994- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
995  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
996
997
99807-28-2001
999""""""""""
1000v1.08
1001- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1002- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1003- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1004
1005
100607-22-2001
1007""""""""""
1008v1.07
1009- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1010- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1011  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1012- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1013- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1014- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1015  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1016  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1017    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1018  - mondo-restore.c works well
1019  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1020    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1021- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1022- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1023- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1024  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1025- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1026
1027
102807-19-2001
1029""""""""""
1030v1.06
1031- now software-RAID compatible
1032- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1033- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1034- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1035  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1036  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1037- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1038
1039
104007-16-2001
1041""""""""""
1042v1.05
1043- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1044- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1045- fixed install.sh
1046
1047
104807-15-2001
1049""""""""""
1050v1.04
1051- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1052- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1053- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1054- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1055
1056
105707-14-2001
1058""""""""""
1059v1.03
1060- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1061- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1062- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1063- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1064    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1065    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1066        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1067          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1068    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1069- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1070  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1071- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1072- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1073- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1074  last N days (N specified by user)
1075
1076
107707-07-2001
1078""""""""""
1079v1.02
1080- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1081- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1082  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1083- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1084- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1085  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1086  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1087- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1088- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1089- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1090- RPM and SRPM published
1091- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1092- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1093
109407-04-2001
1095""""""""""
1096v1.00
1097- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1098  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1099- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1100  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1101- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1102  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1103- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1104- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1105- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1106- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1107- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1108- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1109- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1110- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1111- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1112- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1113- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1114  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1115- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1116  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1117
1118
111903-15-2001
1120""""""""""
1121v0.99
1122- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1123- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1124- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1125- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1126- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1127- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1128
1129
113003-06-2001
1131""""""""""
1132v0.981
1133- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1134
1135
113602-26-2001
1137""""""""""
1138v0.98
1139- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1140- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1141- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1142- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1143
114402-28-2001
1145""""""""""
1146v0.977
1147- based on v0.976
1148- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1149- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1150- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1151
115209-01-2000
1153""""""""""
1154v0.976
1155- technical changes
1156  - 12MB ramdisk
1157  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1158  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1159  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1160  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1161  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1162  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1163    the requisite modules already
1164- extra facilities
1165  - ReiserFS support
1166  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1167    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1168- bugfixes
1169  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1170  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1171  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1172  - dummy burn mode is working again
1173  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1174    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1175  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1176
117707-03-2000
1178""""""""""
1179v0.975 published
1180- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1181- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1182- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1183- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1184- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1185- removed devdump from overhead-list
1186- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1187- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1188- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1189- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1190- ramdisk is now 14MB
1191
119206-16-2000
1193""""""""""
1194v0.972 published
1195- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1196  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1197- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1198
119906-14-2000
1200""""""""""
1201v0.971 published
1202- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1203- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1204  sharing much better than before
1205
120606-10-2000
1207""""""""""
1208v0.970 published
1209- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1210- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1211- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1212- auto-archive:-
1213    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1214    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1215      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1216    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1217    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1218    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1219    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1220      at backup-time and restore-time
1221    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1222- selective restore is finally fixed
1223- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1224
122506-03-2000
1226""""""""""
1227v0.965 released
1228- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1229- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1230- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1231- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1232
123306-02-2000
1234""""""""""
1235v0.964 released
1236- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1237- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1238- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1239- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1240- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1241- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1242
124305-31-2000
1244""""""""""
1245v0.963 released
1246- ISO images are no longer padded
1247- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1248  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1249- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1250- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1251  want IDE optimization when restoring
1252- lots of work done on auto-archive
1253- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1254- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1255- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1256- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1257  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1258- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1259  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1260- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1261  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1262
126305-25-2000
1264""""""""""
1265v0.962 released
1266- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1267- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1268- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1269- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1270- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1271- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1272- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1273- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1274- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1275- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1276- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1277- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1278
127905-23-2000
1280""""""""""
1281v0.961 released
1282- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1283- default compression level is 4
1284- default verify level is 2
1285- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1286- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1287- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1288- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1289
129005-22-2000
1291""""""""""
1292v0.960 released
1293- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1294- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1295- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1296  without being shouted at ;)
1297- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1298- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1299- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1300  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1301- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1302- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1303  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1304
1305[snip]
1306...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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