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1# $Id: ChangeLog 300 2006-01-11 13:20:38Z bcornec $
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3MONDO CHANGES
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5trunk:
6- indent on source files
7- asprintf used instead of malloc_string + sprintf/strcpy/strcat without
8  verifications. Optimisations on memory consumption (allocate only size
9  needed + remove memory leaks)
10
11v2.07 ()
12- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
13  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
14- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
15- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
16  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
17  (Andree Leidenfrost)
18- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
19  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
20- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
21  (Andree Leidenfrost)
22
23v2.06 (2005-12-23)
24- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
25- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
26- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
27- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
28- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
29- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
30- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
31- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
32- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
33  (Andree Leidenfrost)
34- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
35- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
36- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
37  (Andree Leidenfrost)
38- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
39- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
40  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
41- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
42  (Bruno Cornec)
43- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
44- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
45- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
46- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
47- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
48  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
49- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
50  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
51- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
52- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
53- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
54  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
55
56v2.05 (2005-11-19)
57- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
58- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
59- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
60- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
61
62v2.04_berlios
63- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
64  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
65  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
66  (Bruno Cornec)
67- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
68- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
69- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
70  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
71
72v2.04
73- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
74  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
75
76   
77v2.03
78- better SLES8 support
79- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
80
81
82v2.02
83- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
84  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
85  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
86- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
87  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
88- better software RAID support
89- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
90- better star, ACL support
91- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
92
93
94v2.01
95- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
96- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
97  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
98- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
99- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
100
101
102v2.00
103- first 2.0 release
104- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
105- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
106- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
107- added xmondo pixmap installation
108- fixed -m and -Vc flags
109- fixed NTFS support!
110- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
111- added -devel package
112- made xmondo a second package
113- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
114- Clean up, added spanish translation
115- Set prefix to be /usr
116- added/fixed Requires
117- remove CVS directories prior to building
118- added 2.6 kernel support
119- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
120- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
121- added support for boot/root multi floppies
122- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
123- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
124  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
125- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
126  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
127- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
128- fixed lots of bugs
129- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
130  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
131- added grub-install.patched
132- removed embleer & other binaries
133- added '-b' to specify block size
134- added '-R' for star support
135
136
137v1.75
138- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
139- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
140- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
141  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
142- better magicdev support
143- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
144- DVD support added
145- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
146- fixed multi-tape support
147- re-implemented -D and -J
148- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
149  affected tape+floppy users
150- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
151  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
152- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
153- fixed some stray assert()'s
154- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
155- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
156- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
157- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
158  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
159- improved tape device detection code
160- better GRUB support
161- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
162- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
163- better logging
164- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
165- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
166- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
167- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
168- tweaked GUI - better feedback
169
170   
1711.74
172- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
173- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
174- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
175- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
176- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
177- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
178- ISO tweaks
179- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
180  funny German filenames from being handled properly
181- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
182- added rudimentary support for SME
183- added better label support
184- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
185- fixed spec file
186- reject -E /
187- added partimagehack to the mix
188   
189   
1901.73
191- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
192- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
193- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
194- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
195- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
196  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
197- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
198- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
199- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
200  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
201- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
202  to find their boot loader and type
203- improved which_boot_loader()
204- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
205  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
206- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
207  then offer user chance to choose another media source
208- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
209  mountlist to fill your drives
210- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
211- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
212- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
213  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
214- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
215- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
216- cleaned up segfault-handling
217- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
218- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
219- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
220- fixed interactive/textonly support
221- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
222- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
223- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
224- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
225   
226
227v1.72
228- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
229- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
230- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
231- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
232- removed duplicate entry from makefile
233- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
234- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
235- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
236- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
237- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
238- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
239  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
240- tweaked restore scripts tgz
241- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
242- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
243  payload to CD at backup-time
244- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
245- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
246- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
247- made code more legible
248- fixed post-nuke support
249- fixed nfs support
250- fixed iso support
251- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
252  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
253- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
254- updated documentation
255- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
256
257
258v1.71
259- log newt, slang, ncurses info
260- updated man page
261- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
262- fixed serious NFS restore bug
263- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
264- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
265- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
266- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
267- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
268- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
269- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
270  instead of -I <paths> to backup
271- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
272  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
273- better location for manpage
274- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
275  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
276- sort -u fstab after modifying it
277- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
278- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
279- updated manpage
280- added -e support
281
282v1.70
283- new devel branch opened
284
285
286v1.52
287- fixed bug in multithreading
288- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
289- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
290- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
291- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
292  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
293- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
294- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
295- re-enabled extra tape checksums
296- disabled spurious warnings
297- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
298- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
299  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
300- added Makefile
301- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
302- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
303- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
304- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
305- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
306
307
308v1.51
309- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
310- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
311- lots of CD-related fixes
312- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
313- better handling of 'kill'
314- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
315- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
316- fixed install.sh
317- updated documentation
318- fixed .spec file
319- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
320- commented code
321- updated man page
322- added -v / --version flag
323- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
324- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
325- fixed BurnProof-related bug
326- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
327- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
328- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
329- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
330- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
331- included various patches from KP
332- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
333- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
334- fixed multi-tape bug
335- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
336- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
337- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
338  command-line parameters or not
339- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
340  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
341- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
342  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
343- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
344
345
34609/08/2002
347""""""""""
348v1.50
349- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
350- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
351- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
352- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
353- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
354- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
355- lots of multitape-related fixes
356- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
357- if isodir does not exist then abort
358- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
359- exclude /root/images/mindi
360- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
361- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
362- restructured the source files
363- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
364  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
365- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
366- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
367- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
368- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
369- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
370- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
371- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
372  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
373- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
374  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
375  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
376- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
377- incorporate post-nuke tarball
378- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
379  in the event of end-of-tape
380- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
381  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
382- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
383  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
384  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
385- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
386- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
387- differential mode fixed; supported again
388- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
389- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
390- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
391- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
392- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
393  for kernel path+filename
394- misc clean-ups (Troff)
395- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
396- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
397- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
398- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
399- added lockfile
400- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
401- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
402- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
403- fixed bug in new '-s' code
404- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
405- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
406- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
407- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
408  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
409- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
410- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
411- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
412- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
413  not apparent from its filename' bug
414- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
415- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
416- fixed bug in --mbr
417
418
41906-04-2002
420""""""""""
421v1.43-7 (STABLE)
422- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
423- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
424- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
425- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
426  various error checks; use with caution
427- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
428- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
429- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
430- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
431- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
432- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
433- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
434  live filesystem
435- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
436- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
437- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
438- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
439- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
440
441
44204-12-2002
443""""""""""
444v1.42-3 (STABLE)
445- minor cosmetic enhancements
446- improved homedir-locating code
447
448
44904-07-2002
450""""""""""
451v1.42-1 (STABLE)
452- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
453  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
454  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
455- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
456- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
457- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
458- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
459- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
460  ext2 or ext3 partitions
461- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
462- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
463- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
464- numerous cosmetic enhancements
465- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
466   
467
46803-21-2002
469""""""""""
470v1.41-1 (STABLE)
471- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
472
473
47403-10-2002
475""""""""""
476v1.40-7 (STABLE)
477- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
478- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
479  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
480- abort if ramdisk not available
481- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
482- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
483- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
484
485
48603-03-2002
487""""""""""
488v1.40-6 (STABLE)
489- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
490- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
491- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
492- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
493- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
494- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
495- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
496
497
49802-24-2002
499""""""""""
500v1.40-5 (STABLE)
501- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
502- updated manpage
503- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
504- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
505- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
506- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
507  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
508- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
509- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
510- run post-nuke script if it exists
511- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
512   
513
51402-17-2002
515""""""""""
516v1.40-3 (STABLE)
517- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
518- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
519- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
520- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
521- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
522- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
523- exclude .journal files properly
524- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
525
526
52702-11-2002
528""""""""""
529v1.40-2 (STABLE)
530- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
531- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
532- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
533- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
534- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
535- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
536- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
537
538
53902-10-2002
540""""""""""
541v1.40-1 (STABLE)
542- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
543- cosmetic bugfixes
544- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
545- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
546- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
547  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
548- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
549- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
550- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
551- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
552
553   
55402-07-2002
555""""""""""
556v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
557- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
558- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
559- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
560- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
561
562
56302-06-2002
564""""""""""
565v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
566- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
567- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
568- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
569  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
570- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
571- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
572- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
573  of 1.36 and earlier
574- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
575  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
576- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
577- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
578- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
579
580
58101-25-2002
582""""""""""
583v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
584- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
585- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
586- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
587- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
588  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
589  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
590- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
591- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
592- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
593- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
594- better autodetection of CD writer
595- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
596- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
597- added --skip-floppies switch
598- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
599
600
60101-20-2002
602""""""""""
603v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
604- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
605- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
606- include .spec file in tarball
607- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
608- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
609- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
610- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
611- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
612- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
613- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
614- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
615- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
616- files <16MB aren't chopped
617- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
618- (rudimentary) selective formatting
619- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
620
621
62201-10-2002
623""""""""""
624v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
625- NFS backup+restore support
626- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
627- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
628- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
629- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
630- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
631- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
632  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
633  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
634- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
635- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
636- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
637  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
638- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
639- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
640- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
641- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
642- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
643- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
644- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
645- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
646- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
647
648
64912-25-2001
650""""""""""
651v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
652- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
653- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
654- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
655- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
656- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
657- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
658- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
659  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
660
661
66212-19-2001
663""""""""""
664v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
665- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
666- improved --verify switch's code
667- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
668- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
669- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
670- updated the FAQ
671- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
672- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
673- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
674- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
675- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
676- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
677- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
678
679
68012-15-2001
681""""""""""
682v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
683- misc bugfixes
684
685
68612-14-2001
687""""""""""
688v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
689- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
690- improved tape verification code
691- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
692
693
69412-13-2001
695""""""""""
696v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
697- updated FAQ
698- experimental GRUB support
699- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
700- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
701- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
702- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
703
704
70512-12-2001
706""""""""""
707v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
708- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
709- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
710- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
711
71212-12-2001
713""""""""""
714v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
715- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
716- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
717- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
718- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
719- put quotes around chmod's parameter
720- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
721  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
722- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
723- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
724- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
725- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
726- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
727  or added since the last complete backup
728
729
73012-09-2001
731""""""""""
732v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
733- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
734- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
735- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
736  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
737- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
738- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
739
740
74112-09-2001
742""""""""""
743v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
744- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
745- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
746- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
747- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
748  boot-time
749- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
750  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
751- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
752- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
753  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
754- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
755- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
756- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
757- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
758- cleaned up compare + restore logging
759- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
760
761
76212-04-2001
763""""""""""
764v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
765- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
766- exclude each device's lost+found directory
767- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
768- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
769  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
770  (cos there weren't any *g*)
771- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
772- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
773- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
774- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
775- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
776- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
777  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
778- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
779- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
780- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
781  there to mondo-tools.c
782- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
783  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
784- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
785- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
786- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
787  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
788- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
789- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
790- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
791- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
792  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
793  just end up looking very silly :)
794
795
79611-28-2001
797""""""""""
798v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
799- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
800  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
801  the changes
802- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
803  to see if Mondo was installed properly
804- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
805- optimal set size is now 24MB
806- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
807- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
808- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
809  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
810- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
811  to configure the MBR
812- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
813- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
814- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
815- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
816  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
817
818
81911-14-2001
820""""""""""
821v1.19
822- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
823- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
824- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
825- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
826- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
827  - missing else{}
828  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
829    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
830- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
831  with busybox's umount command
832- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
833  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
834- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
835- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
836  says s/he has modified the mountlist
837- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
838  picks up on the fact & reports it
839- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
840  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
841- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
842- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
843
844
84510-28-2001
846""""""""""
847v1.18
848- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
849- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
850
851
85210-20-2001
853""""""""""
854v1.17
855- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
856- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
857  mount, before it returns an error
858- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
859- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
860- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
861- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
862- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
863  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
864  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
865- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
866- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
867- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
868- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
869- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
870- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
871  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
872
873
87410-10-2001
875""""""""""
876v1.16
877- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
878- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
879  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
880  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
881- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
882  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
883- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
884- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
885- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
886  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
887- has been tested successfully with the following distros
888  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
889  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
890- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
891  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
892- LVM support is stabilizing
893- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
894  mount/unmount the swap partitions
895- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
896- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
897  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
898- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
899- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
900  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
901- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
902  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
903
904
90509-28-2001
906""""""""""
907v1.15
908- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
909  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
910- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
911- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
912- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
913  indicating time spent & remaining)
914- experimental LVM support
915- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
916- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
917- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
918- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
919- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
920- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
921  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
922- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
923  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
924
925
92609-18-2001
927""""""""""
928v1.14
929- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
930- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
931  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
932- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
933- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
934- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
935- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
936  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
937- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
938- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
939  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
940- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
941  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
942- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
943- updated the FAQ
944- added code to verify ISO images
945- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
946  older versions of cdrecord
947- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
948  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
949- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
950- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
951- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
952- ported mondo-tarme to C
953  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
954  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
955  - shows '% done' when burning CD
956- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
957- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
958- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
959- up to 19 CD's may be created now
960- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
961- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
962- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
963
964
96509-01-2001
966""""""""""
967v1.13
968- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
969- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
970- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
971- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
972  generate erroneous error messages
973- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
974  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
975  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
976- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
977  moved/changed, etc.
978- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
979- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
980  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
981- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
982- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
983  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
984- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
985  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
986  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
987  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
988- changed FIFO size to 20MB
989- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
990  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
991- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
992- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
993- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
994- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
995  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
996- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
997  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
998  mondo-restore
999- better post-run clean-up
1000- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
1001- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
1002  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
1003- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
1004- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
1005
1006
100708-18-2001
1008""""""""""
1009v1.12
1010- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
1011- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
1012- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
1013- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
1014- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
1015  been amended accordingly
1016- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
1017- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
1018- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
1019- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
1020- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
1021- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
1022  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
1023  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
1024  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
1025- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
1026- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
1027  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
1028- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
1029  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
1030- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
1031- updated the FAQ
1032
1033
103408-12-2001
1035""""""""""
1036v1.10
1037- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
1038- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
1039- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
1040- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
1041  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
1042- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
1043- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
1044- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
1045  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
1046- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
1047- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
1048- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
1049- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
1050- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
1051- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1052  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1053- updated the FAQ
1054- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1055
1056
105708-02-2001
1058""""""""""
1059v1.09
1060- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1061- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1062- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1063  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1064
1065
106607-28-2001
1067""""""""""
1068v1.08
1069- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1070- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1071- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1072
1073
107407-22-2001
1075""""""""""
1076v1.07
1077- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1078- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1079  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1080- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1081- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1082- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1083  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1084  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1085    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1086  - mondo-restore.c works well
1087  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1088    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1089- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1090- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1091- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1092  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1093- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1094
1095
109607-19-2001
1097""""""""""
1098v1.06
1099- now software-RAID compatible
1100- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1101- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1102- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1103  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1104  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1105- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1106
1107
110807-16-2001
1109""""""""""
1110v1.05
1111- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1112- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1113- fixed install.sh
1114
1115
111607-15-2001
1117""""""""""
1118v1.04
1119- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1120- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1121- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1122- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1123
1124
112507-14-2001
1126""""""""""
1127v1.03
1128- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1129- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1130- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1131- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1132    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1133    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1134        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1135          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1136    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1137- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1138  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1139- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1140- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1141- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1142  last N days (N specified by user)
1143
1144
114507-07-2001
1146""""""""""
1147v1.02
1148- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1149- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1150  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1151- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1152- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1153  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1154  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1155- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1156- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1157- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1158- RPM and SRPM published
1159- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1160- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1161
116207-04-2001
1163""""""""""
1164v1.00
1165- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1166  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1167- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1168  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1169- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1170  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1171- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1172- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1173- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1174- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1175- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1176- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1177- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1178- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1179- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1180- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1181- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1182  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1183- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1184  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1185
1186
118703-15-2001
1188""""""""""
1189v0.99
1190- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1191- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1192- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1193- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1194- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1195- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1196
1197
119803-06-2001
1199""""""""""
1200v0.981
1201- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1202
1203
120402-26-2001
1205""""""""""
1206v0.98
1207- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1208- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1209- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1210- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1211
121202-28-2001
1213""""""""""
1214v0.977
1215- based on v0.976
1216- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1217- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1218- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1219
122009-01-2000
1221""""""""""
1222v0.976
1223- technical changes
1224  - 12MB ramdisk
1225  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1226  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1227  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1228  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1229  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1230  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1231    the requisite modules already
1232- extra facilities
1233  - ReiserFS support
1234  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1235    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1236- bugfixes
1237  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1238  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1239  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1240  - dummy burn mode is working again
1241  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1242    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1243  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1244
124507-03-2000
1246""""""""""
1247v0.975 published
1248- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1249- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1250- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1251- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1252- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1253- removed devdump from overhead-list
1254- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1255- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1256- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1257- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1258- ramdisk is now 14MB
1259
126006-16-2000
1261""""""""""
1262v0.972 published
1263- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1264  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1265- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1266
126706-14-2000
1268""""""""""
1269v0.971 published
1270- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1271- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1272  sharing much better than before
1273
127406-10-2000
1275""""""""""
1276v0.970 published
1277- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1278- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1279- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1280- auto-archive:-
1281    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1282    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1283      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1284    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1285    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1286    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1287    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1288      at backup-time and restore-time
1289    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1290- selective restore is finally fixed
1291- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1292
129306-03-2000
1294""""""""""
1295v0.965 released
1296- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1297- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1298- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1299- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1300
130106-02-2000
1302""""""""""
1303v0.964 released
1304- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1305- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1306- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1307- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1308- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1309- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1310
131105-31-2000
1312""""""""""
1313v0.963 released
1314- ISO images are no longer padded
1315- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1316  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1317- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1318- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1319  want IDE optimization when restoring
1320- lots of work done on auto-archive
1321- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1322- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1323- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1324- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1325  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1326- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1327  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1328- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1329  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1330
133105-25-2000
1332""""""""""
1333v0.962 released
1334- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1335- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1336- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1337- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1338- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1339- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1340- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1341- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1342- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1343- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1344- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1345- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1346
134705-23-2000
1348""""""""""
1349v0.961 released
1350- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1351- default compression level is 4
1352- default verify level is 2
1353- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1354- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1355- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1356- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1357
135805-22-2000
1359""""""""""
1360v0.960 released
1361- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1362- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1363- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1364  without being shouted at ;)
1365- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1366- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1367- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1368  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1369- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1370- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1371  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1372
1373[snip]
1374...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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