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1MONDO CHANGES          Hugo Rabson <hugorabson@msn.com>             2005-09-09
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4v2.04_berlios (Bruno Cornec <bcornec@users.berlios.de)
5- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
6  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
7  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
8- Mandrake 2005 support
9- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
10- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
11  (this is an unattended mode)
12
13
14v2.04
15- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
16  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
17
18   
19v2.03
20- better SLES8 support
21- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
22
23
24v2.02
25- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
26  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
27  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
28- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
29  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
30- better software RAID support
31- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
32- better star, ACL support
33- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
34
35
36v2.01
37- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
38- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
39  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
40- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
41- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
42
43
44v2.00
45- first 2.0 release
46- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
47- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
48- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
49- added xmondo pixmap installation
50- fixed -m and -Vc flags
51- fixed NTFS support!
52- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
53- added -devel package
54- made xmondo a second package
55- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
56- Clean up, added spanish translation
57- Set prefix to be /usr
58- added/fixed Requires
59- remove CVS directories prior to building
60- added 2.6 kernel support
61- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
62- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
63- added support for boot/root multi floppies
64- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
65- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
66  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
67- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
68  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
69- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
70- fixed lots of bugs
71- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
72  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
73- added grub-install.patched
74- removed embleer & other binaries
75- added '-b' to specify block size
76- added '-R' for star support
77
78
79v1.75
80- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
81- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
82- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
83  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
84- better magicdev support
85- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
86- DVD support added
87- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
88- fixed multi-tape support
89- re-implemented -D and -J
90- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
91  affected tape+floppy users
92- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
93  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
94- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
95- fixed some stray assert()'s
96- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
97- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
98- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
99- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
100  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
101- improved tape device detection code
102- better GRUB support
103- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
104- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
105- better logging
106- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
107- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
108- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
109- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
110- tweaked GUI - better feedback
111
112   
1131.74
114- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
115- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
116- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
117- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
118- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
119- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
120- ISO tweaks
121- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
122  funny German filenames from being handled properly
123- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
124- added rudimentary support for SME
125- added better label support
126- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
127- fixed spec file
128- reject -E /
129- added partimagehack to the mix
130   
131   
1321.73
133- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
134- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
135- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
136- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
137- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
138  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
139- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
140- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
141- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
142  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
143- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
144  to find their boot loader and type
145- improved which_boot_loader()
146- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
147  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
148- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
149  then offer user chance to choose another media source
150- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
151  mountlist to fill your drives
152- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
153- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
154- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
155  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
156- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
157- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
158- cleaned up segfault-handling
159- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
160- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
161- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
162- fixed interactive/textonly support
163- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
164- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
165- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
166- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
167   
168
169v1.72
170- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
171- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
172- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
173- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
174- removed duplicate entry from makefile
175- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
176- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
177- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
178- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
179- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
180- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
181  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
182- tweaked restore scripts tgz
183- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
184- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
185  payload to CD at backup-time
186- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
187- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
188- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
189- made code more legible
190- fixed post-nuke support
191- fixed nfs support
192- fixed iso support
193- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
194  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
195- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
196- updated documentation
197- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
198
199
200v1.71
201- log newt, slang, ncurses info
202- updated man page
203- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
204- fixed serious NFS restore bug
205- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
206- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
207- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
208- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
209- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
210- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
211- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
212  instead of -I <paths> to backup
213- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
214  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
215- better location for manpage
216- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
217  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
218- sort -u fstab after modifying it
219- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
220- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
221- updated manpage
222- added -e support
223
224v1.70
225- new devel branch opened
226
227
228v1.52
229- fixed bug in multithreading
230- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
231- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
232- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
233- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
234  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
235- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
236- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
237- re-enabled extra tape checksums
238- disabled spurious warnings
239- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
240- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
241  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
242- added Makefile
243- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
244- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
245- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
246- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
247- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
248
249
250v1.51
251- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
252- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
253- lots of CD-related fixes
254- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
255- better handling of 'kill'
256- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
257- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
258- fixed install.sh
259- updated documentation
260- fixed .spec file
261- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
262- commented code
263- updated man page
264- added -v / --version flag
265- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
266- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
267- fixed BurnProof-related bug
268- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
269- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
270- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
271- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
272- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
273- included various patches from KP
274- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
275- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
276- fixed multi-tape bug
277- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
278- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
279- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
280  command-line parameters or not
281- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
282  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
283- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
284  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
285- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
286
287
28809/08/2002
289""""""""""
290v1.50
291- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
292- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
293- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
294- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
295- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
296- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
297- lots of multitape-related fixes
298- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
299- if isodir does not exist then abort
300- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
301- exclude /root/images/mindi
302- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
303- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
304- restructured the source files
305- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
306  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
307- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
308- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
309- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
310- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
311- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
312- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
313- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
314  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
315- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
316  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
317  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
318- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
319- incorporate post-nuke tarball
320- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
321  in the event of end-of-tape
322- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
323  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
324- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
325  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
326  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
327- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
328- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
329- differential mode fixed; supported again
330- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
331- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
332- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
333- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
334- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
335  for kernel path+filename
336- misc clean-ups (Troff)
337- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
338- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
339- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
340- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
341- added lockfile
342- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
343- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
344- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
345- fixed bug in new '-s' code
346- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
347- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
348- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
349- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
350  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
351- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
352- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
353- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
354- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
355  not apparent from its filename' bug
356- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
357- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
358- fixed bug in --mbr
359
360
36106-04-2002
362""""""""""
363v1.43-7 (STABLE)
364- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
365- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
366- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
367- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
368  various error checks; use with caution
369- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
370- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
371- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
372- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
373- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
374- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
375- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
376  live filesystem
377- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
378- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
379- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
380- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
381- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
382
383
38404-12-2002
385""""""""""
386v1.42-3 (STABLE)
387- minor cosmetic enhancements
388- improved homedir-locating code
389
390
39104-07-2002
392""""""""""
393v1.42-1 (STABLE)
394- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
395  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
396  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
397- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
398- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
399- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
400- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
401- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
402  ext2 or ext3 partitions
403- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
404- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
405- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
406- numerous cosmetic enhancements
407- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
408   
409
41003-21-2002
411""""""""""
412v1.41-1 (STABLE)
413- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
414
415
41603-10-2002
417""""""""""
418v1.40-7 (STABLE)
419- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
420- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
421  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
422- abort if ramdisk not available
423- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
424- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
425- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
426
427
42803-03-2002
429""""""""""
430v1.40-6 (STABLE)
431- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
432- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
433- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
434- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
435- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
436- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
437- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
438
439
44002-24-2002
441""""""""""
442v1.40-5 (STABLE)
443- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
444- updated manpage
445- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
446- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
447- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
448- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
449  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
450- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
451- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
452- run post-nuke script if it exists
453- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
454   
455
45602-17-2002
457""""""""""
458v1.40-3 (STABLE)
459- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
460- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
461- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
462- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
463- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
464- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
465- exclude .journal files properly
466- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
467
468
46902-11-2002
470""""""""""
471v1.40-2 (STABLE)
472- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
473- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
474- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
475- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
476- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
477- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
478- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
479
480
48102-10-2002
482""""""""""
483v1.40-1 (STABLE)
484- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
485- cosmetic bugfixes
486- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
487- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
488- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
489  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
490- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
491- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
492- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
493- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
494
495   
49602-07-2002
497""""""""""
498v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
499- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
500- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
501- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
502- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
503
504
50502-06-2002
506""""""""""
507v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
508- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
509- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
510- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
511  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
512- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
513- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
514- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
515  of 1.36 and earlier
516- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
517  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
518- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
519- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
520- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
521
522
52301-25-2002
524""""""""""
525v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
526- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
527- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
528- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
529- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
530  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
531  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
532- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
533- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
534- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
535- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
536- better autodetection of CD writer
537- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
538- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
539- added --skip-floppies switch
540- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
541
542
54301-20-2002
544""""""""""
545v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
546- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
547- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
548- include .spec file in tarball
549- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
550- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
551- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
552- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
553- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
554- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
555- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
556- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
557- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
558- files <16MB aren't chopped
559- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
560- (rudimentary) selective formatting
561- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
562
563
56401-10-2002
565""""""""""
566v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
567- NFS backup+restore support
568- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
569- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
570- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
571- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
572- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
573- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
574  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
575  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
576- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
577- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
578- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
579  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
580- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
581- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
582- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
583- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
584- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
585- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
586- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
587- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
588- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
589
590
59112-25-2001
592""""""""""
593v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
594- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
595- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
596- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
597- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
598- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
599- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
600- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
601  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
602
603
60412-19-2001
605""""""""""
606v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
607- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
608- improved --verify switch's code
609- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
610- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
611- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
612- updated the FAQ
613- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
614- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
615- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
616- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
617- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
618- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
619- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
620
621
62212-15-2001
623""""""""""
624v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
625- misc bugfixes
626
627
62812-14-2001
629""""""""""
630v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
631- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
632- improved tape verification code
633- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
634
635
63612-13-2001
637""""""""""
638v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
639- updated FAQ
640- experimental GRUB support
641- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
642- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
643- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
644- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
645
646
64712-12-2001
648""""""""""
649v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
650- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
651- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
652- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
653
65412-12-2001
655""""""""""
656v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
657- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
658- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
659- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
660- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
661- put quotes around chmod's parameter
662- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
663  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
664- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
665- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
666- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
667- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
668- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
669  or added since the last complete backup
670
671
67212-09-2001
673""""""""""
674v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
675- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
676- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
677- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
678  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
679- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
680- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
681
682
68312-09-2001
684""""""""""
685v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
686- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
687- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
688- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
689- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
690  boot-time
691- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
692  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
693- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
694- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
695  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
696- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
697- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
698- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
699- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
700- cleaned up compare + restore logging
701- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
702
703
70412-04-2001
705""""""""""
706v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
707- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
708- exclude each device's lost+found directory
709- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
710- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
711  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
712  (cos there weren't any *g*)
713- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
714- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
715- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
716- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
717- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
718- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
719  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
720- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
721- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
722- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
723  there to mondo-tools.c
724- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
725  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
726- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
727- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
728- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
729  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
730- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
731- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
732- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
733- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
734  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
735  just end up looking very silly :)
736
737
73811-28-2001
739""""""""""
740v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
741- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
742  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
743  the changes
744- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
745  to see if Mondo was installed properly
746- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
747- optimal set size is now 24MB
748- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
749- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
750- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
751  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
752- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
753  to configure the MBR
754- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
755- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
756- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
757- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
758  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
759
760
76111-14-2001
762""""""""""
763v1.19
764- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
765- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
766- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
767- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
768- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
769  - missing else{}
770  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
771    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
772- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
773  with busybox's umount command
774- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
775  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
776- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
777- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
778  says s/he has modified the mountlist
779- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
780  picks up on the fact & reports it
781- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
782  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
783- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
784- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
785
786
78710-28-2001
788""""""""""
789v1.18
790- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
791- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
792
793
79410-20-2001
795""""""""""
796v1.17
797- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
798- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
799  mount, before it returns an error
800- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
801- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
802- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
803- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
804- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
805  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
806  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
807- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
808- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
809- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
810- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
811- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
812- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
813  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
814
815
81610-10-2001
817""""""""""
818v1.16
819- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
820- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
821  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
822  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
823- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
824  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
825- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
826- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
827- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
828  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
829- has been tested successfully with the following distros
830  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
831  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
832- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
833  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
834- LVM support is stabilizing
835- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
836  mount/unmount the swap partitions
837- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
838- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
839  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
840- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
841- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
842  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
843- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
844  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
845
846
84709-28-2001
848""""""""""
849v1.15
850- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
851  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
852- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
853- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
854- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
855  indicating time spent & remaining)
856- experimental LVM support
857- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
858- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
859- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
860- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
861- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
862- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
863  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
864- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
865  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
866
867
86809-18-2001
869""""""""""
870v1.14
871- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
872- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
873  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
874- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
875- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
876- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
877- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
878  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
879- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
880- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
881  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
882- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
883  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
884- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
885- updated the FAQ
886- added code to verify ISO images
887- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
888  older versions of cdrecord
889- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
890  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
891- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
892- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
893- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
894- ported mondo-tarme to C
895  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
896  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
897  - shows '% done' when burning CD
898- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
899- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
900- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
901- up to 19 CD's may be created now
902- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
903- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
904- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
905
906
90709-01-2001
908""""""""""
909v1.13
910- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
911- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
912- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
913- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
914  generate erroneous error messages
915- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
916  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
917  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
918- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
919  moved/changed, etc.
920- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
921- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
922  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
923- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
924- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
925  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
926- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
927  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
928  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
929  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
930- changed FIFO size to 20MB
931- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
932  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
933- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
934- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
935- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
936- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
937  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
938- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
939  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
940  mondo-restore
941- better post-run clean-up
942- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
943- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
944  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
945- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
946- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
947
948
94908-18-2001
950""""""""""
951v1.12
952- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
953- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
954- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
955- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
956- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
957  been amended accordingly
958- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
959- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
960- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
961- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
962- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
963- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
964  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
965  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
966  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
967- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
968- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
969  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
970- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
971  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
972- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
973- updated the FAQ
974
975
97608-12-2001
977""""""""""
978v1.10
979- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
980- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
981- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
982- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
983  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
984- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
985- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
986- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
987  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
988- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
989- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
990- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
991- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
992- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
993- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
994  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
995- updated the FAQ
996- working on Cuckoo Mode...
997
998
99908-02-2001
1000""""""""""
1001v1.09
1002- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1003- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1004- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1005  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1006
1007
100807-28-2001
1009""""""""""
1010v1.08
1011- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1012- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1013- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1014
1015
101607-22-2001
1017""""""""""
1018v1.07
1019- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1020- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1021  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1022- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1023- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1024- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1025  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1026  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1027    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1028  - mondo-restore.c works well
1029  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1030    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1031- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1032- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1033- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1034  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1035- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1036
1037
103807-19-2001
1039""""""""""
1040v1.06
1041- now software-RAID compatible
1042- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1043- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1044- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1045  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1046  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1047- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1048
1049
105007-16-2001
1051""""""""""
1052v1.05
1053- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1054- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1055- fixed install.sh
1056
1057
105807-15-2001
1059""""""""""
1060v1.04
1061- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1062- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1063- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1064- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1065
1066
106707-14-2001
1068""""""""""
1069v1.03
1070- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1071- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1072- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1073- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1074    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1075    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1076        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1077          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1078    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1079- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1080  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1081- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1082- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1083- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1084  last N days (N specified by user)
1085
1086
108707-07-2001
1088""""""""""
1089v1.02
1090- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1091- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1092  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1093- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1094- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1095  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1096  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1097- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1098- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1099- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1100- RPM and SRPM published
1101- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1102- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1103
110407-04-2001
1105""""""""""
1106v1.00
1107- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1108  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1109- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1110  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1111- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1112  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1113- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1114- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1115- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1116- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1117- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1118- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1119- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1120- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1121- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1122- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1123- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1124  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1125- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1126  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1127
1128
112903-15-2001
1130""""""""""
1131v0.99
1132- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1133- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1134- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1135- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1136- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1137- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1138
1139
114003-06-2001
1141""""""""""
1142v0.981
1143- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1144
1145
114602-26-2001
1147""""""""""
1148v0.98
1149- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1150- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1151- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1152- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1153
115402-28-2001
1155""""""""""
1156v0.977
1157- based on v0.976
1158- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1159- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1160- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1161
116209-01-2000
1163""""""""""
1164v0.976
1165- technical changes
1166  - 12MB ramdisk
1167  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1168  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1169  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1170  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1171  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1172  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1173    the requisite modules already
1174- extra facilities
1175  - ReiserFS support
1176  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1177    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1178- bugfixes
1179  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1180  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1181  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1182  - dummy burn mode is working again
1183  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1184    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1185  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1186
118707-03-2000
1188""""""""""
1189v0.975 published
1190- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1191- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1192- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1193- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1194- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1195- removed devdump from overhead-list
1196- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1197- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1198- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1199- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1200- ramdisk is now 14MB
1201
120206-16-2000
1203""""""""""
1204v0.972 published
1205- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1206  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1207- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1208
120906-14-2000
1210""""""""""
1211v0.971 published
1212- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1213- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1214  sharing much better than before
1215
121606-10-2000
1217""""""""""
1218v0.970 published
1219- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1220- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1221- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1222- auto-archive:-
1223    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1224    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1225      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1226    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1227    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1228    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1229    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1230      at backup-time and restore-time
1231    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1232- selective restore is finally fixed
1233- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1234
123506-03-2000
1236""""""""""
1237v0.965 released
1238- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1239- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1240- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1241- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1242
124306-02-2000
1244""""""""""
1245v0.964 released
1246- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1247- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1248- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1249- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1250- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1251- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1252
125305-31-2000
1254""""""""""
1255v0.963 released
1256- ISO images are no longer padded
1257- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1258  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1259- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1260- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1261  want IDE optimization when restoring
1262- lots of work done on auto-archive
1263- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1264- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1265- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1266- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1267  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1268- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1269  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1270- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1271  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1272
127305-25-2000
1274""""""""""
1275v0.962 released
1276- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1277- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1278- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1279- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1280- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1281- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1282- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1283- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1284- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1285- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1286- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1287- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1288
128905-23-2000
1290""""""""""
1291v0.961 released
1292- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1293- default compression level is 4
1294- default verify level is 2
1295- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1296- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1297- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1298- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1299
130005-22-2000
1301""""""""""
1302v0.960 released
1303- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1304- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1305- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1306  without being shouted at ;)
1307- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1308- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1309- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1310  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1311- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1312- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1313  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1314
1315[snip]
1316...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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