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5v2.2.0 (2006-06-12)
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- Internationalization (A huge thank to rene-marc dolhen
11  <> who achieved that big task)
132.0.8-3 (2006-06-07)
14- Fix a bug in -I and -E handling !!
15  (Paolo Bernardoni <>/Bruno Cornec)
16- Fix permissions for autorun
17  (Bruno Cornec)
18- Fox delivery problems for tar files with too restrictive umask
19  (Bruno Cornec)
20- Fix parsing of DHCP information in start-nfs script
21  (Andree Leidenfrost)
232.0.8-2 (2006-06-02)
24- PXE mode now supports change of NIC for redeployment
25  (Bruno Cornec)
272.0.8-1 (2006-05-25)
28- new build process (Bruno Cornec)
29- Fix a bug in .spec for RPM build (%attr now unused)
30  (Bruno Cornec)
31- Support of dm and LVM v2 (Andree Leidenfrost)
32- New mr_strtok functionn added and used for dm support (Andree Leidenfrost)
33- Complete doc is now a separate package. mondo still contains the
34  man pages and howto in minimal useful formats
35  (Bruno Cornec)
36- HOWTO now contains a new chapter on unattended support for mondo
37- Increase size (4 times) of include|exclude variables
38- Fix a bug on -I and -E not working with multiple parameters
39- Fix a bug in verify for NFS by swapping nfs_remote_dir and isodir when
40  assembling name for image file to verify
41  (Andree Leidenfrost)
42- Fix mondo when restoring filenames containing blanks
43  (still a problem for filenames with ')
44  (Bruno Cornec)
45- Fix a RPM generation bug for rh7.3 (i386-redhat-linux prefix for binaries)
46  (Bruno Cornec)
482.0.7 (2006-03-10)
49- useless cat, sort|uniq commands removed
50  (Bruno Cornec/Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni)
51- Doc cleanup (Andree Leidenfrost)
52- Add the actual format to messages after calls to function
53  is_this_a_valid_disk_format() about unsupported formats.
54  (Andree Leidenfrost)
55- Abort|Warn when one of the include|exclude dirs (-I|-E) does not exist
56  (Bruno Cornec/Jeffs)
57- Replaced partimagehack with ntfsclone from ntfsprogs package.
58  (Andree Leidenfrost)
59- use df -P everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
60- Paypal incitations removed (Andree Leidenfrost)
61- mondo now uses /usr/share for the restore-scripts (Bruno Cornec)
62- rpmlint cleanups (Bruno Cornec)
63- no shared librairies and no X11 anymore (were useless) (Bruno Cornec)
64- files > 2GB are now really supported (Andree Leidenfrost)
65- new SGML based Mondo Rescue documentation + new Web site
66  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
67- mondoarchive aborts when 'mindi --findkernel' gives a fatal error (See also Debian bug #352323.) (Andree Leidenfrost)
68- /tmp not excluded anymore from backup (Bruno Cornec)
69- New RPM Build environement (Bruno Cornec)
71v2.06 (2005-12-23)
72- better error handling of failed commands/mindi (Andree Leidenfrost)
73- fix compiler warnings (Andree Leidenfrost)
74- -p improvements for NFS/PXE/ISO modes (Bruno Cornec)
75- support of default route and netmask for PXE/NFS (Bruno Cornec)
76- fix for restoring mondo backups on md-raid systems (Philippe De Muyter)
77- remove excessive 'cat' commands (Philippe De Muyter)
78- fix to force growisofs to use speed=1 for DVD burning (Philippe De Muyter)
79- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
80- fix issue where mondoarchive ejects CD/DVD despite writing iso images
81  (Andree Leidenfrost)
82- Add -P option to df calls (Andree Leidenfrost/Chuan-kai Lin)
83- fix usage of joint -B and -m options (Andree Leidenfrost/Efraim Feinstein)
84- Quadrupled ARBITRARY_MAXIMUM from 500 to 2000 for mondorestore's filebrowser
85  (Andree Leidenfrost)
86- remove the renice of mondoarchive (Hugo Rabson)
87- relocate what was under /usr/share to /usr/lib (FHS compliance)
88  (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
89- manage non ambiguous delivery under /usr (packages) or /usr/local (tar ball)
90  (Bruno Cornec)
91- disable x11 build by default (Bruno Cornec)
92- remove sbminst (Bruno Cornec/Andree Leidenfrost)
93- use parted2fdisk everywhere (Bruno Cornec)
94- exports MONDO_LIB (Bruno Cornec)
95- RPM build for fedora core 4, sles9, redhat 7.3, rhel 3/4, mandriva 2006.0,
96  mandrake 10.2/10.1 (Bruno Cornec/Gary Granger)
97- interactive mode now asks for image size and prefix in NFS mode
98  (Gallig Renaud/Bruno Cornec)
99- iso-prefix should be read in iso mode even when -H not given (Stan Benoit)
100- VERSION/RELEASE Tag added (Bruno Cornec)
101- many code cleanup, small fixes, PXE/NFS code improvements
102  (Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni/Bruno Cornec)
104v2.05 (2005-11-19)
105- -p options works better for NFS cases  (Bruno Cornec)
106- ia64 is now working for rhel3  (Bruno Cornec)
107- delivery process to BerliOS improved (Bruno Cornec)
108- now handles cifs correctly (Bruno Cornec)
110v2.04_berlios (2005-10-30)
111- Add -p option to generate ISO images file names with prefix. The new default
112  name for ISO images is mondorescue-1.iso, ... For PXE environment, you have
113  to use the prefix option on the command line (read README.pxe)
114  (Bruno Cornec)
115- Mandrake 2005 support (Bruno Cornec)
116- NFS patches (Yann Aubert <>)
117- mondorestore shouldn't now ask final questions with -H
118  (this is an unattended mode) (Bruno Cornec)
120v2.04 (2005-05-03)
121- made mondo more clever about finding its home. Avoids mondo considering
122  directories like '/usr/share/doc/momdo' as its home.
124v2.03 (2004-09-29)
125- better SLES8 support
126- test user-specified temp dir's sanity
128v2.02 (2004-07-21)
129- instead of using 'dd' to erase partition table, delete existing
130  partitions w/ the same call to fdisk that is used to create the
131  new partitions; this should avoids locking up the partition table
132- set bootable partition in the above same call to fdisk, for
133  the same reason (avoids locking up the partition table)
134- better software RAID support
135- mount ext3 partitions as ext2 when restoring - better for Debian
136- better star, ACL support
137- added ACL, xattr support for afio users
139v2.01 (2004-06-21)
140- fixed cvs for SuSE systems
141- fixed NTFS backup/restore bug relating to partimagehack
142  log file overflow and NTFS v non-NTFS differentiation
143- more reliable extraction of config info from CDs, floppies
144- better support of ISO dirs at restore-time (Conor Daly)
146v2.00 (2004-06-18)
147- first 2.0 release
148- updated grub-install.patched to support SuSE and Red Hat
149- added kdelibs as xmondo dependency (Joshua Oreman)
150- better find_cdrom_device(), to cope w/ multiple CD writers
151- added xmondo pixmap installation
152- fixed -m and -Vc flags
153- fixed NTFS support!
154- bootable CD uses native, not El Torito, support now
155- added -devel package
156- made xmondo a second package
157- added ability to specify --without xmondo at build time
158- Clean up, added spanish translation
159- Set prefix to be /usr
160- added/fixed Requires
161- remove CVS directories prior to building
162- added 2.6 kernel support
163- if 2.6 kernel, insist that the user specify CD device
164- drop Embleer; insist on ms-sys and parted if Windows partition
165- added support for boot/root multi floppies
166- call 'mt' to set block size to 32K before opening in/out tape
167- updated mondo-prep.c to create each disk's partitions all at once
168  (one call per drive) instead of one call to fdisk per partition
169- when extracting cfg file and mountlist from all.tar.gz (tape copy),
170  use block size of INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE, not TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE
171- added star and rudimentary SELinux support
172- fixed lots of bugs
173- all logging now goes to /var/log/mondo-archive.log, with symlink to
174  /tmp/mondo-restore.log for restore-time log-tracking
175- added grub-install.patched
176- removed embleer & other binaries
177- added '-b' to specify block size
178- added '-R' for star support
180v1.75 (2004-03-29)
181- fixed chmod/chown bug (Jens Richter)
182- ask user to confirm NFS mountpoint in Interactive Mode
183- rewritten format_everything() to make sure LVMs, RAIDs and
184  regular partitions are prepped in the correct order
185- better magicdev support
186- rewritten external binary caller subroutine
187- DVD support added
188- better backup-time control gui; offer to exclude nfs if appl.
189- fixed multi-tape support
190- re-implemented -D and -J
191- fixed bug in extract_config_file_from_ramdisk() which
192  affected tape+floppy users
193- updated is_incoming_block_valid() to make it
194  return end-of-tape if >300 flotsam blocks
195- unmount CD-ROM before burning (necessary for RH8/9)
196- fixed some stray assert()'s
197- fixed bug in grub-MR (Christian)
198- make user remove floppy/CD before restoring interactively from tape
199- fixed bug in am_I_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
200- added code to nuke_mode() to make sure NFS
201  (backup) share is mounted in Nuke Mode
202- improved tape device detection code
203- better GRUB support
204- better logging of changed bigfiles at compare-time
205- better NTFS support, thanks to partimagehack-static
206- better logging
207- rewrote tape-handling code, breaking compatibility w/ previous versions
208- fixed ISO/CD biggiefile verification bug in mondoarchive
209- fixed bug which stopped boot/compare-time changelist from popping up
210- replaced mondo-makefilelist with C code - faster, cleaner
211- tweaked GUI - better feedback
2131.74 (2003-09-24)
214- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
215- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
216- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
217- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
218- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
219- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
220- ISO tweaks
221- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
222  funny German filenames from being handled properly
223- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
224- added rudimentary support for SME
225- added better label support
226- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
227- fixed spec file
228- reject -E /
229- added partimagehack to the mix
2311.73 (2003-05-04)
232- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
233- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
234- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
235- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
236- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
237  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
238- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
239- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
240- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
241  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
242- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
243  to find their boot loader and type
244- improved which_boot_loader()
245- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
246  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
247- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
248  then offer user chance to choose another media source
249- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
250  mountlist to fill your drives
251- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
252- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
253- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
254  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
255- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
256- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
257- cleaned up segfault-handling
258- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
259- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
260- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
261- fixed interactive/textonly support
262- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
263- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
264- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
265- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
267v1.72 (2003-04-23)
268- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
269- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
270- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
271- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
272- removed duplicate entry from makefile
273- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
274- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
275- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
276- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
277- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
278- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
279  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
280- tweaked restore scripts tgz
281- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
282- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
283  payload to CD at backup-time
284- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
285- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
286- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
287- made code more legible
288- fixed post-nuke support
289- fixed nfs support
290- fixed iso support
291- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
292  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
293- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
294- updated documentation
295- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
297v1.71 (2003-04-04)
298- log newt, slang, ncurses info
299- updated man page
300- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
301- fixed serious NFS restore bug
302- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
303- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
304- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
305- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
306- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
307- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
308- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
309  instead of -I <paths> to backup
310- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
311  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
312- better location for manpage
313- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
314  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
315- sort -u fstab after modifying it
316- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
317- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
318- updated manpage
319- added -e support
321v1.70 (2003-04-04)
322- new devel branch opened
324v1.52 (2002-12-08)
325- fixed bug in multithreading
326- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
327- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
328- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
329- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
330  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
331- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
332- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
333- re-enabled extra tape checksums
334- disabled spurious warnings
335- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
336- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
337  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
338- added Makefile
339- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
340- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
341- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
342- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
343- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
345v1.51 (2002-11-17)
346- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
347- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
348- lots of CD-related fixes
349- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
350- better handling of 'kill'
351- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
352- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
353- fixed
354- updated documentation
355- fixed .spec file
356- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
357- commented code
358- updated man page
359- added -v / --version flag
360- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
361- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
362- fixed BurnProof-related bug
363- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
364- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
365- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
366- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
367- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
368- included various patches from KP
369- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
370- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
371- fixed multi-tape bug
372- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
373- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
374- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
375  command-line parameters or not
376- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
377  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
378- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
379  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
380- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
382v1.50 (2002-09-08)
383- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
384- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
385- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
386- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
387- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
388- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
389- lots of multitape-related fixes
390- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
391- if isodir does not exist then abort
392- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
393- exclude /root/images/mindi
394- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
395- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
396- restructured the source files
397- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
398  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
399- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
400- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
401- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
402- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
403- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
404- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
405- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
406  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
407- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
408  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
409  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
410- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
411- incorporate post-nuke tarball
412- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
413  in the event of end-of-tape
414- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
415  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
416- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
417  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
418  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
419- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
420- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
421- differential mode fixed; supported again
422- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
423- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
424- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
425- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
426- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
427  for kernel path+filename
428- misc clean-ups (Troff)
429- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
430- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
431- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
432- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
433- added lockfile
434- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
435- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
436- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
437- fixed bug in new '-s' code
438- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
439- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
440- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
441- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
442  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
443- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
444- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
445- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
446- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
447  not apparent from its filename' bug
448- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
449- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
450- fixed bug in --mbr
452v1.43-7 (2002-06-04)
453- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
454- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
455- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
456- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
457  various error checks; use with caution
458- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
459- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
460- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
461- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
462- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
463- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
464- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
465  live filesystem
466- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
467- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
468- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
469- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
470- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
472v1.42-3 (2002-04-12)
473- minor cosmetic enhancements
474- improved homedir-locating code
476v1.42-1 (2002-04-07)
477- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
478  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
479  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
480- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
481- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
482- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
483- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
484- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
485  ext2 or ext3 partitions
486- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
487- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
488- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
489- numerous cosmetic enhancements
490- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
492v1.41-1 (2002-03-21)
493- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
495v1.40-7 (2002-03-10)
496- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
497- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
498  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
499- abort if ramdisk not available
500- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
501- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
502- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
504v1.40-6 (2002-03-03)
505- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
506- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
507- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
508- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
509- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
510- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
511- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
513v1.40-5 (2002-02-24)
514- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
515- updated manpage
516- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
517- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
518- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
519- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
520  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
521- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
522- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
523- run post-nuke script if it exists
524- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
526v1.40-3 (2002-02-17)
527- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
528- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
529- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
530- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
531- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
532- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
533- exclude .journal files properly
534- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
536v1.40-2 (2002-02-11)
537- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
538- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
539- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
540- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
541- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
542- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
543- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
545v1.40-1 (2002-02-10)
546- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
547- cosmetic bugfixes
548- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
549- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
550- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
551  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
552- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
553- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
554- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
555- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
557v1.38-2 (2002-02-07)
558- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
559- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
560- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
561- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
563v1.38-1 (2002-02-06)
564- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
565- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
566- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
567  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
568- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
569- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
570- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
571  of 1.36 and earlier
572- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
573  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
574- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
575- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
576- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
578v1.37-1 (2002-01-25)
579- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
580- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
581- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
582- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
583  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
584  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
585- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
586- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
587- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
588- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
589- better autodetection of CD writer
590- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
591- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
592- added --skip-floppies switch
593- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
595v1.36-1 (2002-01-20)
596- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
597- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
598- include .spec file in tarball
599- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
600- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
601- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
602- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
603- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
604- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
605- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
606- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
607- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
608- files <16MB aren't chopped
609- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
610- (rudimentary) selective formatting
611- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
613v1.35-1 (2002-01-10)
614- NFS backup+restore support
615- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
616- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
617- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
618- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
619- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
620- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
621  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
622  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
623- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
624- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
625- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
626  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
627- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
628- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
629- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
630- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
631- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
632- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
633- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
634- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
635- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
637v1.34-1 (2001-12-25)
638- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
639- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
640- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
641- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
642- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
643- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
644- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
645  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
647v1.33-8 (2001-12-19)
648- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
649- improved --verify switch's code
650- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
651- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
652- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
653- updated the FAQ
654- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
655- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
656- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
657- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
658- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
659- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
660- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
662v1.33-6 (2001-12-15)
663- misc bugfixes
665v1.33-5 (2001-12-14)
666- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
667- improved tape verification code
668- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
670v1.33-4 (2001-12-13)
671- updated FAQ
672- experimental GRUB support
673- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
674- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
675- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
676- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
678v1.33-3 (2001-12-12)
679- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
680- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
681- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
683v1.33-1 (2001-12-12)
684- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
685- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
686- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
687- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
688- put quotes around chmod's parameter
689- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
690  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
691- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
692- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
693- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
694- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
695- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
696  or added since the last complete backup
698v1.32-2 (2001-12-09)
699- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
700- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
701- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
702  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
703- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
704- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
706v1.32 (2001-12-09)
707- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
708- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
709- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
710- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
711  boot-time
712- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
713  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
714- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
715- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
716  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
717- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
718- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
719- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
720- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
721- cleaned up compare + restore logging
722- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
724v1.31 (2001-12-04)
725- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
726- exclude each device's lost+found directory
727- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
728- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
729  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
730  (cos there weren't any *g*)
731- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
732- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
733- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
734- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
735- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
736- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
737  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
738- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
739- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
740- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
741  there to mondo-tools.c
742- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
743  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
744- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
745- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
746- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
747  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
748- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
749- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
750- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
751- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
752  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
753  just end up looking very silly :)
755v1.30 (2001-11-28)
756- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
757  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
758  the changes
759- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
760  to see if Mondo was installed properly
761- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
762- optimal set size is now 24MB
763- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
764- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
765- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
766  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
767- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
768  to configure the MBR
769- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
770- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
771- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
772- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
773  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
775v1.19 (2001-11-14)
776- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
777- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
778- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
779- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
780- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
781  - missing else{}
782  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
783    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
784- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
785  with busybox's umount command
786- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
787  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
788- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
789- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
790  says s/he has modified the mountlist
791- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
792  picks up on the fact & reports it
793- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
794  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
795- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
796- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
798v1.18 (2001-10-28)
799- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
800- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
802v1.17 (2001-10-20)
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
821v1.16 (2001-10-10)
822- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
823- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
824  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
825  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
826- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
827  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
828- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
829- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
830- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
831  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
832- has been tested successfully with the following distros
833  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
834  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
835- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
836  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
837- LVM support is stabilizing
838- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
839  mount/unmount the swap partitions
840- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
841- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
842  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
843- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
844- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
845  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
846- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
847  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
849v1.15 (2001-09-28)
850- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
851  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
852- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
853- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
854- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
855  indicating time spent & remaining)
856- experimental LVM support
857- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
858- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
859- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
860- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
861- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
862- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
863  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
864- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
865  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
867v1.14 (2001-09-18)
868- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
869- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
870  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
871- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
872- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
873- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
874- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
875  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
876- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
877- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
878  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
879- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
880  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
881- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
882- updated the FAQ
883- added code to verify ISO images
884- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
885  older versions of cdrecord
886- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
887  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
888- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
889- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
890- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
891- ported mondo-tarme to C
892  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
893  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
894  - shows '% done' when burning CD
895- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
896- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
897- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
898- up to 19 CD's may be created now
899- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
900- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
901- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
903v1.13 (2001-09-01)
904- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
905- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
906- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
907- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
908  generate erroneous error messages
909- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
910  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
911  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
912- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
913  moved/changed, etc.
914- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
915- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
916  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
917- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
918- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
919  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
920- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
921  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
922  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
923  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
924- changed FIFO size to 20MB
925- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
926  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
927- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
928- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
929- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
930- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
931  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
932- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
933  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
934  mondo-restore
935- better post-run clean-up
936- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
937- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
938  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
939- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
940- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
942v1.12 (2001-08-18)
943- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
944- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
945- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
946- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
947- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
948  been amended accordingly
949- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
950- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
951- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
952- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
953- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
954- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
955  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
956  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
957  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
958- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
959- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
960  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
961- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
962  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
963- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
964- updated the FAQ
966v1.10 (2001-08-12)
967- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
968- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
969- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
970- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
971  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
972- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
973- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
974- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
975  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
976- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
977- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
978- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
979- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
980- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
981- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
982  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
983- updated the FAQ
984- working on Cuckoo Mode...
986v1.09 (2001-08-02)
987- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
988- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
989- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
990  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
992v1.08 (2001-07-28)
993- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
994- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
995- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
997v1.07 (2001-07-22)
998- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
999- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
1000  a new entry in /etc/fstab
1001- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
1002- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
1003- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
1004  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
1005  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
1006    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
1007  - mondo-restore.c works well
1008  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
1009    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
1010- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
1011- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
1012- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
1013  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
1014- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
1016v1.06 (2001-07-19)
1017- now software-RAID compatible
1018- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
1019- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
1020- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
1021  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
1022  even if the mountlist has some gaps
1023- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
1025v1.05 (2001-07-16)
1026- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
1027- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
1028- fixed
1030v1.04 (2001-07-15)
1031- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
1032- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
1033- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
1034- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
1036v1.03 (2001-07-14)
1037- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
1038- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
1039- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
1040- added 'mondo-restore.c'
1041    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
1042    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
1043        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
1044          just in case the new C program doesn't work
1045    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
1046- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
1047  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
1048- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
1049- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
1050- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
1051  last N days (N specified by user)
1053v1.02 (2001-07-07)
1054- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
1055- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
1056  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
1057- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
1058- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
1059  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
1060  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
1061- default set size (native) is now 12MB
1062- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
1063- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
1064- RPM and SRPM published
1065- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
1066- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1068v1.00 (2001-07-04)
1069- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1070  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1071- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1072  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1073- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1074  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1075- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1076- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1077- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1078- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1079- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1080- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1081- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1082- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1083- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1084- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1085- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1086  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1087- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1088  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1090v0.99 (2001-03-15)
1091- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1092- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1093- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1094- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1095- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1096- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1098v0.981 (2001-03-06)
1099- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1101v0.98 (2001-02-28)
1102- INSTALL script renamed to
1103- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1104- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1105- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1107v0.977 (2001-02-26)
1108- based on v0.976
1109- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1110- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1111- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1113v0.976 (2000-09-01)
1114- technical changes
1115  - 12MB ramdisk
1116  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1117  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1118  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1119  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1120  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1121  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1122    the requisite modules already
1123- extra facilities
1124  - ReiserFS support
1125  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1126    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1127- bugfixes
1128  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1129  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1130  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1131  - dummy burn mode is working again
1132  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1133    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1134  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1136v0.975 (2000-07-03)
1137- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1138- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1139- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1140- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1141- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1142- removed devdump from overhead-list
1143- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1144- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1145- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1146- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1147- ramdisk is now 14MB
1149v0.972 (2000-06-16)
1150- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1151  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1152- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1154v0.971 (2000-06-14)
1155- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1156- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1157  sharing much better than before
1159v0.970 (2000-06-10)
1160- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1161- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1162- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1163- auto-archive:-
1164    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1165    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1166      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1167    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1168    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1169    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1170    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1171      at backup-time and restore-time
1172    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1173- selective restore is finally fixed
1174- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1176v0.965 (2000-06-03)
1177- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1178- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1179- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1180- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1182v0.964 (2000-06-02)
1183- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1184- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1185- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1186- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1187- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1188- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1190v0.963 (2000-05-31)
1191- ISO images are no longer padded
1192- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1193  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1194- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1195- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1196  want IDE optimization when restoring
1197- lots of work done on auto-archive
1198- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1199- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1200- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1201- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1202  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1203- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1204  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1205- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1206  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1208v0.962 (2000-05-25)
1209- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1210- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1211- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1212- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1213- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1214- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1215- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1216- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1217- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1218- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1219- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1220- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1222v0.961 (2000-05-23)
1223- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1224- default compression level is 4
1225- default verify level is 2
1226- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1227- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1228- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1229- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1231v0.960 (2000-05-22)
1232- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1233- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1234- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1235  without being shouted at ;)
1236- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1237- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1238- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1239  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1240- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1241- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1242  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
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