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1MONDO CHANGES          Hugo Rabson <hugorabson@msn.com>             2005-09-09
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4v2.05_berlios (Bruno Cornec <bcornec@users.berlios.de)
5- indent on source files
6- asprintf used instead of malloc_string + sprintf/strcpy/strcat without
7  verifications. Optimisations on memory consumption (allocate only size
8  needed + remove memory leaks)
9
10v2.04_berlios (Bruno Cornec <bcornec@users.berlios.de)
11- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
12  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
13  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
14- Mandrake 2005 support
15- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <technique@alixen.fr>)
16- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
17  (this is an unattended mode)
18
19
20v2.04
21- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
22  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
23
24   
25v2.03
26- better SLES8 support
27- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
28
29
30v2.02
31- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
32  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
33  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
34- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
35  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
36- better software RAID support
37- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
38- better star, ACL support
39- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
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42v2.01
43- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
44- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
45  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
46- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
47- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
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49
50v2.00
51- first 2.0 release
52- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
53- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
54- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
55- added xmondo pixmap installation
56- fixed -m and -Vc flags
57- fixed NTFS support!
58- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
59- added -devel package
60- made xmondo a second package
61- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
62- Clean up, added spanish translation
63- Set prefix to be /usr
64- added/fixed Requires
65- remove CVS directories prior to building
66- added 2.6 kernel support
67- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
68- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
69- added support for boot/root multi floppies
70- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
71- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
72  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
73- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
74  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
75- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
76- fixed lots of bugs
77- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
78  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
79- added grub-install.patched
80- removed embleer & other binaries
81- added '-b' to specify block size
82- added '-R' for star support
83
84
85v1.75
86- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
87- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
88- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
89  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
90- better magicdev support
91- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
92- DVD support added
93- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
94- fixed multi-tape support
95- re-implemented -D and -J
96- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
97  affected tape+floppy users
98- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
99  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
100- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
101- fixed some stray assert()'s
102- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
103- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
104- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
105- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
106  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
107- improved tape device detection code
108- better GRUB support
109- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
110- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
111- better logging
112- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
113- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
114- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
115- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
116- tweaked GUI - better feedback
117
118   
1191.74
120- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
121- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
122- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
123- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
124- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
125- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
126- ISO tweaks
127- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
128  funny German filenames from being handled properly
129- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
130- added rudimentary support for SME
131- added better label support
132- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
133- fixed spec file
134- reject -E /
135- added partimagehack to the mix
136   
137   
1381.73
139- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
140- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
141- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
142- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
143- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
144  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
145- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
146- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
147- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
148  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
149- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
150  to find their boot loader and type
151- improved which_boot_loader()
152- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
153  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
154- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
155  then offer user chance to choose another media source
156- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
157  mountlist to fill your drives
158- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
159- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
160- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
161  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
162- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
163- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
164- cleaned up segfault-handling
165- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
166- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
167- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
168- fixed interactive/textonly support
169- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
170- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
171- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
172- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
173   
174
175v1.72
176- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
177- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
178- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
179- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
180- removed duplicate entry from makefile
181- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
182- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
183- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
184- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
185- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
186- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
187  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
188- tweaked restore scripts tgz
189- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
190- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
191  payload to CD at backup-time
192- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
193- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
194- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
195- made code more legible
196- fixed post-nuke support
197- fixed nfs support
198- fixed iso support
199- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
200  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
201- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
202- updated documentation
203- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
204
205
206v1.71
207- log newt, slang, ncurses info
208- updated man page
209- handle %% chars in issue.net properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
210- fixed serious NFS restore bug
211- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
212- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
213- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
214- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
215- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
216- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
217- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
218  instead of -I <paths> to backup
219- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
220  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
221- better location for manpage
222- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
223  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
224- sort -u fstab after modifying it
225- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
226- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
227- updated manpage
228- added -e support
229
230v1.70
231- new devel branch opened
232
233
234v1.52
235- fixed bug in multithreading
236- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
237- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
238- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
239- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
240  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
241- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
242- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
243- re-enabled extra tape checksums
244- disabled spurious warnings
245- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
246- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
247  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
248- added Makefile
249- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
250- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
251- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
252- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
253- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
254
255
256v1.51
257- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
258- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
259- lots of CD-related fixes
260- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
261- better handling of 'kill'
262- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
263- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
264- fixed install.sh
265- updated documentation
266- fixed .spec file
267- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
268- commented code
269- updated man page
270- added -v / --version flag
271- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
272- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
273- fixed BurnProof-related bug
274- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
275- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
276- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
277- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
278- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
279- included various patches from KP
280- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
281- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
282- fixed multi-tape bug
283- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
284- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
285- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
286  command-line parameters or not
287- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
288  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
289- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
290  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
291- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
292
293
29409/08/2002
295""""""""""
296v1.50
297- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
298- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
299- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
300- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
301- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
302- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
303- lots of multitape-related fixes
304- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
305- if isodir does not exist then abort
306- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
307- exclude /root/images/mindi
308- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
309- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
310- restructured the source files
311- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
312  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
313- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
314- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
315- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
316- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
317- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
318- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
319- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
320  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
321- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
322  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
323  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
324- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
325- incorporate post-nuke tarball
326- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
327  in the event of end-of-tape
328- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
329  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
330- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
331  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
332  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
333- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
334- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
335- differential mode fixed; supported again
336- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
337- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
338- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
339- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
340- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
341  for kernel path+filename
342- misc clean-ups (Troff)
343- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
344- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
345- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
346- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
347- added lockfile
348- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
349- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
350- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
351- fixed bug in new '-s' code
352- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
353- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
354- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
355- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
356  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
357- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
358- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
359- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
360- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
361  not apparent from its filename' bug
362- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
363- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
364- fixed bug in --mbr
365
366
36706-04-2002
368""""""""""
369v1.43-7 (STABLE)
370- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
371- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
372- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
373- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
374  various error checks; use with caution
375- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
376- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
377- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
378- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
379- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
380- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
381- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
382  live filesystem
383- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
384- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
385- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
386- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
387- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
388
389
39004-12-2002
391""""""""""
392v1.42-3 (STABLE)
393- minor cosmetic enhancements
394- improved homedir-locating code
395
396
39704-07-2002
398""""""""""
399v1.42-1 (STABLE)
400- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
401  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
402  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
403- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
404- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
405- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
406- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
407- if /tmp/fstab.new exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
408  ext2 or ext3 partitions
409- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
410- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
411- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
412- numerous cosmetic enhancements
413- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
414   
415
41603-21-2002
417""""""""""
418v1.41-1 (STABLE)
419- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
420
421
42203-10-2002
423""""""""""
424v1.40-7 (STABLE)
425- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
426- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
427  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
428- abort if ramdisk not available
429- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
430- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
431- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
432
433
43403-03-2002
435""""""""""
436v1.40-6 (STABLE)
437- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
438- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
439- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
440- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
441- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
442- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
443- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
444
445
44602-24-2002
447""""""""""
448v1.40-5 (STABLE)
449- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
450- updated manpage
451- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
452- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
453- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
454- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
455  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
456- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
457- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
458- run post-nuke script if it exists
459- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
460   
461
46202-17-2002
463""""""""""
464v1.40-3 (STABLE)
465- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
466- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
467- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
468- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
469- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
470- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
471- exclude .journal files properly
472- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
473
474
47502-11-2002
476""""""""""
477v1.40-2 (STABLE)
478- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
479- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
480- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
481- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
482- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
483- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
484- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
485
486
48702-10-2002
488""""""""""
489v1.40-1 (STABLE)
490- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
491- cosmetic bugfixes
492- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
493- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
494- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
495  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
496- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
497- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
498- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
499- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
500
501   
50202-07-2002
503""""""""""
504v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
505- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
506- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
507- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
508- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
509
510
51102-06-2002
512""""""""""
513v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
514- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
515- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
516- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
517  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
518- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
519- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
520- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
521  of 1.36 and earlier
522- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
523  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
524- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
525- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
526- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
527
528
52901-25-2002
530""""""""""
531v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
532- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
533- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
534- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
535- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
536  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
537  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
538- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
539- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
540- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
541- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
542- better autodetection of CD writer
543- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
544- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
545- added --skip-floppies switch
546- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
547
548
54901-20-2002
550""""""""""
551v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
552- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
553- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
554- include .spec file in tarball
555- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
556- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
557- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
558- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
559- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
560- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
561- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
562- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
563- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
564- files <16MB aren't chopped
565- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
566- (rudimentary) selective formatting
567- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
568
569
57001-10-2002
571""""""""""
572v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
573- NFS backup+restore support
574- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
575- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
576- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
577- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
578- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
579- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
580  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
581  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
582- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
583- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
584- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
585  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
586- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
587- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
588- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
589- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
590- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
591- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
592- added Peter Seidler <p.seidler@mail1.stofanet.dk>'s "Petris" game
593- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
594- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
595
596
59712-25-2001
598""""""""""
599v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
600- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
601- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
602- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
603- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
604- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
605- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
606- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
607  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
608
609
61012-19-2001
611""""""""""
612v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
613- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
614- improved --verify switch's code
615- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
616- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
617- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
618- updated the FAQ
619- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
620- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
621- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
622- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
623- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
624- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
625- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
626
627
62812-15-2001
629""""""""""
630v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
631- misc bugfixes
632
633
63412-14-2001
635""""""""""
636v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
637- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
638- improved tape verification code
639- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
640
641
64212-13-2001
643""""""""""
644v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
645- updated FAQ
646- experimental GRUB support
647- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
648- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
649- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
650- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
651
652
65312-12-2001
654""""""""""
655v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
656- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
657- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
658- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
659
66012-12-2001
661""""""""""
662v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
663- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
664- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
665- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
666- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
667- put quotes around chmod's parameter
668- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
669  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
670- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
671- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
672- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
673- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
674- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
675  or added since the last complete backup
676
677
67812-09-2001
679""""""""""
680v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
681- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
682- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
683- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
684  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
685- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
686- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
687
688
68912-09-2001
690""""""""""
691v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
692- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
693- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
694- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
695- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
696  boot-time
697- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
698  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
699- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
700- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
701  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
702- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
703- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
704- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
705- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
706- cleaned up compare + restore logging
707- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
708
709
71012-04-2001
711""""""""""
712v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
713- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
714- exclude each device's lost+found directory
715- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
716- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
717  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
718  (cos there weren't any *g*)
719- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
720- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
721- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
722- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
723- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
724- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
725  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
726- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
727- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
728- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
729  there to mondo-tools.c
730- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
731  have amended install.sh and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
732- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
733- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
734- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
735  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
736- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
737- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
738- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
739- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
740  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
741  just end up looking very silly :)
742
743
74411-28-2001
745""""""""""
746v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
747- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
748  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
749  the changes
750- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
751  to see if Mondo was installed properly
752- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
753- optimal set size is now 24MB
754- install.sh will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
755- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
756- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
757  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
758- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
759  to configure the MBR
760- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
761- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
762- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
763- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
764  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
765
766
76711-14-2001
768""""""""""
769v1.19
770- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
771- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
772- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
773- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
774- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
775  - missing else{}
776  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
777    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
778- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
779  with busybox's umount command
780- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
781  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
782- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
783- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
784  says s/he has modified the mountlist
785- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
786  picks up on the fact & reports it
787- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
788  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
789- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
790- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
791
792
79310-28-2001
794""""""""""
795v1.18
796- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
797- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
798
799
80010-20-2001
801""""""""""
802v1.17
803- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
804- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
805  mount, before it returns an error
806- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
807- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
808- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
809- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
810- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
811  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
812  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
813- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
814- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
815- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
816- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
817- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
818- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
819  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
820
821
82210-10-2001
823""""""""""
824v1.16
825- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
826- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
827  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
828  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
829- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
830  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
831- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
832- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
833- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
834  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
835- has been tested successfully with the following distros
836  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
837  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
838- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
839  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
840- LVM support is stabilizing
841- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
842  mount/unmount the swap partitions
843- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
844- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
845  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
846- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
847- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
848  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
849- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
850  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
851
852
85309-28-2001
854""""""""""
855v1.15
856- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
857  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
858- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
859- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
860- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
861  indicating time spent & remaining)
862- experimental LVM support
863- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
864- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
865- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
866- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
867- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
868- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
869  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
870- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
871  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
872
873
87409-18-2001
875""""""""""
876v1.14
877- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
878- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
879  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
880- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
881- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
882- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
883- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
884  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
885- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
886- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
887  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
888- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
889  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
890- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
891- updated the FAQ
892- added code to verify ISO images
893- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
894  older versions of cdrecord
895- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
896  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
897- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
898- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
899- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
900- ported mondo-tarme to C
901  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
902  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
903  - shows '% done' when burning CD
904- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
905- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
906- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
907- up to 19 CD's may be created now
908- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
909- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
910- modularized the install.sh and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
911
912
91309-01-2001
914""""""""""
915v1.13
916- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
917- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
918- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
919- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
920  generate erroneous error messages
921- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
922  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
923  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
924- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
925  moved/changed, etc.
926- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
927- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
928  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
929- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
930- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
931  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
932- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
933  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
934  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
935  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
936- changed FIFO size to 20MB
937- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
938  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
939- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
940- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
941- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
942- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
943  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
944- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
945  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
946  mondo-restore
947- better post-run clean-up
948- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
949- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
950  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
951- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
952- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
953
954
95508-18-2001
956""""""""""
957v1.12
958- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
959- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
960- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
961- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
962- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
963  been amended accordingly
964- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
965- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
966- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
967- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
968- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
969- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
970  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
971  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
972  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
973- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
974- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
975  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
976- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
977  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
978- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
979- updated the FAQ
980
981
98208-12-2001
983""""""""""
984v1.10
985- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
986- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
987- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
988- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
989  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
990- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
991- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
992- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
993  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
994- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
995- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
996- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
997- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
998- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
999- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
1000  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
1001- updated the FAQ
1002- working on Cuckoo Mode...
1003
1004
100508-02-2001
1006""""""""""
1007v1.09
1008- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
1009- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
1010- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
1011  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
1012
1013
101407-28-2001
1015""""""""""
1016v1.08
1017- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
1018- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
1019- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
1020
1021
102207-22-2001
1023""""""""""
1024v1.07
1025- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
1026- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1027  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1028- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1029- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1030- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1031  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1032  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1033    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1034  - mondo-restore.c works well
1035  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1036    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1037- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1038- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1039- mondo-1.07.spec and install.sh compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1040  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1041- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1042
1043
104407-19-2001
1045""""""""""
1046v1.06
1047- now software-RAID compatible
1048- install.sh only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1049- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1050- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1051  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1052  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1053- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1054
1055
105607-16-2001
1057""""""""""
1058v1.05
1059- patch from DoJ to make install.sh compile with -O2, not -O
1060- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1061- fixed install.sh
1062
1063
106407-15-2001
1065""""""""""
1066v1.04
1067- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1068- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1069- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1070- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1071
1072
107307-14-2001
1074""""""""""
1075v1.03
1076- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1077- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1078- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1079- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1080    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1081    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1082        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1083          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1084    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1085- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1086  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1087- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1088- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1089- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1090  last N days (N specified by user)
1091
1092
109307-07-2001
1094""""""""""
1095v1.02
1096- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1097- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1098  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1099- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1100- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1101  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1102  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1103- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1104- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1105- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1106- RPM and SRPM published
1107- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1108- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1109
111007-04-2001
1111""""""""""
1112v1.00
1113- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1114  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1115- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1116  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1117- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1118  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1119- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1120- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1121- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1122- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1123- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1124- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1125- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1126- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1127- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1128- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1129- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1130  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1131- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1132  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1133
1134
113503-15-2001
1136""""""""""
1137v0.99
1138- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1139- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1140- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1141- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1142- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1143- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1144
1145
114603-06-2001
1147""""""""""
1148v0.981
1149- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1150
1151
115202-26-2001
1153""""""""""
1154v0.98
1155- INSTALL script renamed to install.sh
1156- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1157- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1158- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1159
116002-28-2001
1161""""""""""
1162v0.977
1163- based on v0.976
1164- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1165- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1166- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1167
116809-01-2000
1169""""""""""
1170v0.976
1171- technical changes
1172  - 12MB ramdisk
1173  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1174  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1175  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1176  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1177  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1178  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1179    the requisite modules already
1180- extra facilities
1181  - ReiserFS support
1182  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1183    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1184- bugfixes
1185  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1186  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1187  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1188  - dummy burn mode is working again
1189  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1190    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1191  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1192
119307-03-2000
1194""""""""""
1195v0.975 published
1196- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1197- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1198- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1199- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1200- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1201- removed devdump from overhead-list
1202- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1203- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1204- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1205- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1206- ramdisk is now 14MB
1207
120806-16-2000
1209""""""""""
1210v0.972 published
1211- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1212  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1213- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1214
121506-14-2000
1216""""""""""
1217v0.971 published
1218- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1219- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1220  sharing much better than before
1221
122206-10-2000
1223""""""""""
1224v0.970 published
1225- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1226- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1227- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1228- auto-archive:-
1229    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1230    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1231      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1232    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1233    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1234    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1235    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1236      at backup-time and restore-time
1237    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1238- selective restore is finally fixed
1239- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1240
124106-03-2000
1242""""""""""
1243v0.965 released
1244- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1245- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1246- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1247- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1248
124906-02-2000
1250""""""""""
1251v0.964 released
1252- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1253- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1254- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1255- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1256- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1257- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1258
125905-31-2000
1260""""""""""
1261v0.963 released
1262- ISO images are no longer padded
1263- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1264  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1265- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1266- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1267  want IDE optimization when restoring
1268- lots of work done on auto-archive
1269- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1270- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1271- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1272- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1273  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1274- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1275  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1276- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1277  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1278
127905-25-2000
1280""""""""""
1281v0.962 released
1282- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1283- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1284- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1285- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1286- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1287- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1288- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1289- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1290- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1291- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1292- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1293- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1294
129505-23-2000
1296""""""""""
1297v0.961 released
1298- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1299- default compression level is 4
1300- default verify level is 2
1301- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1302- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1303- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1304- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1305
130605-22-2000
1307""""""""""
1308v0.960 released
1309- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1310- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1311- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1312  without being shouted at ;)
1313- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1314- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1315- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1316  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1317- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1318- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1319  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1320
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1322...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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