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1MONDO CHANGES          Hugo Rabson <>             07/02/2003
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11- fixed biggiefile atime/ctime restoration bug 73
12- fixed 'default boot loader' detection bug (Joshua Oreman)
13- use single-threaded make_afioballs_and_images() if FreeBSD
14- fixed mondoarchive -Vi multi-CD verify bug (Tom Mortell)
15- superior get_phys_size_of_drive() (Joshua Oreman)
16- fixed RAID-related bug in where_is_root_mounted()
17- ISO tweaks
18- fixed silly bug in load_filelist() which stopped
19  funny German filenames from being handled properly
20- misc fixes (Michael Hanscho's friend)
21- added rudimentary support for SME
22- added better label support
23- fixed various calls to popup_and_get_string()
24- fixed spec file
28- mark relevant partitions as bootable _after_ unmounting them
29- resolve boot device (-f) if softlink
30- post_param_configuration() --- store iso-dev and isodir
31- added post-nuke-sample.tgz to package
32- Nuke Mode now checks mountlist against hardware; offer user
33  opportunity to edit mountlist if insane; if user declines, abort
34- added lots of assert()'s and other checks
35- ran code thru Valgrind to catch & fix some memory leaks
36- made mondo-restore.c smaller by moving some subroutines to
37  common/libmondo-raid.c and mondorestore/mondo-rstr-compare.c
38- added '-Q' flag, to let user test mondoarchive's ability
39  to find their boot loader and type
40- improved which_boot_loader()
41- when burning or comparing to a CD, defeat autorun if it is
42  running, to avoid confusing mondoarchive and the user
43- if original backup media no longer available at boot-time
44  then offer user chance to choose another media source
45- when booting, type 'nuke noresize' to nuke w/o resizing
46  mountlist to fill your drives
47- add 'textonly' when booting, to avoid using Newt gui
48- run nice(20) to prioritize mondoarchive at start
49- don't pause and wait for next blank CD at backup-time
50  unless necessary (e.g. previous CD has not been removed)
51- get_phys_size_of_drive() --- better support of older drives
52- don't eject if "donteject" is in kernel's command line
53- cleaned up segfault-handling
54- added Conor's strip_path() to improve file list display
55- added Herman Kuster's multi-level bkp patch
56- added Joshua Oreman's FreeBSD patches x3
57- fixed interactive/textonly support
58- fixed support for subdir-within-NFS-mount
59- fixed "Can't backup if ramdisk not mounted" bug
60- try to work around eccentricities of multi-CD drive PCs
61- misc clean-ups (Steve Hindle)
65- LVM/RAID bugs fixed (Brian Borgeson)
66- major clean-up of code (Stan Benoit)
67- make-me-bootable fix (Juraj Ziegler)
68- fixed problem w/ multi-ISO verify cycle (Tom Mortell)
69- removed duplicate entry from makefile
70- if root is /dev/root then assume not a ramdisk
71- fixed potentially infinite loop in log_to_screen (Tom Mortell)
72- reject relative paths if -d flag (Alessandro Polverini)
73- add '/' to custom filelist as workaround for obscure bug
74- ask user speed of CDRW if writing to CD
75- find_cdrom_device() --- if nonexistent/not found then
76  make sure to return '' as dev str and 1 as res
77- tweaked restore scripts tgz
78- cleaned up find_cdrom_device()
79- if user creates /usr/share/mondo/payload.tgz then untar
80  payload to CD at backup-time
81- fixed insist_on_this_cd_number()
82- fixed am_i_in_disaster_recovery_mode()
83- misc clean-up (Tom Mortell)
84- made code more legible
85- fixed post-nuke support
86- fixed nfs support
87- fixed iso support
88- at restore-time, only sort mountlist internally,
89  in mount_all_devices() and unmount_all_devices()
90- fixed cosmetic bug in label-partitions-as-necessary
91- updated documentation
92- fixed fstab-hacking scripts
96- log newt, slang, ncurses info
97- updated man page
98- handle %% chars in properly (Heiko Schlittermann)
99- fixed serious NFS restore bug
100- changed various strcpy() calls to strncpy() calls
101- added mondo-makefilelist to makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
102- mount_cdrom() better at handling multiple CD drives
103- exclude /media/cdrom,cdrecorder,floppy
104- sensibly_set_tmpdir_and_scratchdir() --- exclude smb and smbfs
105- better logging by eval_call_to_make_ISO()
106- accept -J <fname> to let user provide their own fs catalog
107  instead of -I <paths> to backup
108- if dir excluded with -E or included with -I and dir is actually
109  a softlink then exclude/include the dir pointed to, as well
110- better location for manpage
111- adjusted block size of tarball at start of tape, to help
112  users w/ broken tape driver firmware
113- sort -u fstab after modifying it
114- if backup type is nfs then don't estimate noof media
115- fixed Makefile (Mikael Hultgren)
116- updated manpage
117- added -e support
121- new devel branch opened
125- fixed bug in multithreading
126- use new grub-MR instead of grub-install
127- wipe only the partition table (not MBR) when repartitioning drives
128- ignore lilo.conf.anaconda when looking for lilo.conf file
129- accepts '-l RAW' to backup/restore original boot sector instead
130  of running grub or lilo to init it after restoring
131- fixed&updated stabgrub-me script; software RAID + GRUB work now
132- mount/unmount /boot partition for Gentoo 1.2 users
133- re-enabled extra tape checksums
134- disabled spurious warnings
135- unmount/remount supermounts at start/end of live restore, if nec.
136- cleaned up mondo's tape block handling (now, TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE=128K
137  and I've added INTERNAL_TAPE_BLK_SIZE=32K variable for buffering)
138- added Makefile
139- added -l RAW option, to backup and restore original MBR
140- cleaned up iso_mode() and nfs restoring
141- create /mnt/RESTORING/mnt/.boot.d for Gentoo users
142- made mondorestore CD bootable for ArkLinux users
143- if user runs as 'su' not 'su -' then work around
147- pop-up list of changed files, at end of verification phase
148- better handling of changed.files list at restore-time
149- lots of CD-related fixes
150- added '-N' flag --- to let user exclude all NFS-related mounts&devices
151- better handling of 'kill'
152- restructuring of code to ease integration of mondo w/XMondo
153- fixed obscure bug in find_and_mount_actual_cd()
154- fixed
155- updated documentation
156- fixed .spec file
157- if / or /root has <50MB free then abort & complain
158- commented code
159- updated man page
160- added -v / --version flag
161- replaced convoluted grep with wc (KP)
162- fixed bug affecting restoration of bigfiles from CD's created w/0 compression
163- fixed BurnProof-related bug
164- better at figuring out which is the best partition to use for temp/scratchdir
165- added do-not-compress-these (text file) to RPM
166- do not compress files of types listed in do-not-compress-these
167- dropped -U from call to afio - saves 20-30% runtime (Cosgrove)
168- added Cosgrove's do-not-compress-these list
169- included various patches from KP
170- chmod tmpdir, scratchdir to 700 before using
171- restore from specified backup device, even if its own cfg file disagrees
172- fixed multi-tape bug
173- fixed "Can't find first ISO when verifying nonbootable ISO" bug
174- multithreaded make_afioballs_and_images()
175- tmpdir and scratchdir set sensibly whether mondoarchive is called with
176  command-line parameters or not
177- fixed bug in strip_spaces() which stopped it from handling
178  small strings correctly - affected mountlist editor
179- create a repaired copy of grub-install which is RAID-friendly;
180  use it when initializing boot sector with run_grub()
181- fixed bug in mondo-makefilelist
187- if restoring, don't try to find SCSI node of CD-ROM drive; find /dev entry
188- during selective restore, skip filesets which don't contain relevant archives
189- set /dev/null's perms to 777, just in case devfs-enabled kernel mangles it
190- remove /var/run/*.pid after restoring
191- move spurious lockfiles from /home/* to /home/*/.disabled
192- ask user to confirm the tape/CD device name
193- lots of multitape-related fixes
194- added code to autodetect the hardware of the user, when possible
195- if isodir does not exist then abort
196- doubled 'biggiefile' threshold... to 32MB
197- exclude /root/images/mindi
198- fixed multi-imagedev bug (Emmanuel Druon)
199- unmount/remount /mnt/floppy before/after backing up, if Mandrake
200- restructured the source files
201- fixed serious bug in line 1546 - should have been !=, not ==; stopped
202  mondorestore from correctly restoring big files
203- added '#include <signal.h>' to my-stuff.h
204- exclude "incheckentry xwait()" from changed.files
205- fixed minor bug in find_cdrom_device()
206- fixed bug in friendly_sizestring...
207- insist on tape #1 when start verifying
208- added internal buffering, replacing the external 'buffer' exe
209- if differential backup then don't permit formatting or fdisking,
210  whether Interactive or Nuke mode
211- if mondorestore is run on live filesystem (or from ramdisk) without
212  parameters then mondorestore will ask which backup media (tape, CD, etc.)
213  was used; it will read the config file from the media and proceed from there
214- if tape streamer is softlink then resolve it first
215- incorporate post-nuke tarball
216- if user doesn't specify tape size, proceed anyway; behave intelligently
217  in the event of end-of-tape
218- prefix bkpinfo->restore_path to biggiefile fname before generating
219  checksum & comparing to archived biggiefile
220- if /etc/lilo.conf not found not /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda found
221  then create a softlink from the former to the latter, to work
222  around RH7.3's b0rken LILO support
223- LFS support (mharris, michele, hugo)
224- fixed verify bug --- CD#1 was being verified again & again & ...
225- differential mode fixed; supported again
226- ask user for boot loader + device if not detectible
227- list up to 512 files in file selection window at once (was 128)
228- better handling of bigfiles' checksums, perms and owns
229- delete final filelist if <=2 bytes long
230- if kernel not found and mondo in graphics mode then popup and ask
231  for kernel path+filename
232- misc clean-ups (Troff)
233- noninteractivity-related & misc clean-ups (Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom)
234- RAID, feedback enhancements (Philippe de Muyter)
235- exclude /dev/* from changed.files
236- replaced large declarations with malloc()'s and free()'s
237- added lockfile
238- fixed bugs affecting tape users who backup+verify at same time
239- fixed bugs re: tape block size >32K (Troff)
240- added signal-trapping to mondoarchive and mondorestore
241- fixed bug in new '-s' code
242- added --isonuke and --mbr switches
243- cleaned up live filesystem restoration
244- permit '-0' (no compression) flag
245- if user restores selectively (picks some files to be restored) then
246  large files archived during '-L' (LZO) backup will now be restored properly
247- fixed bug in make-me-bootable
248- don't change /tmp's permissions unless it doesn't exist & has to be created
249- changed $i to $j in mondo-makefilelist (Karsten) 
250- fixed 'I refuse to write floppy images to /dev/fd0 because its size is
251  not apparent from its filename' bug
252- disabled 'nr-failed-disks' entry in raidtab generator
253- added '-o' flag to let user choose LILO as CD/floppy's boot loader
254- fixed bug in --mbr
259v1.43-7 (STABLE)
260- afio uses 16MB buffer when restoring, instead of 8MB buffer
261- mondorestore makes /var/run/console in case user excluded it
262- the -s switch now accepts multiple sizes, one per tape/CD
263- added -u switch for streaming to device; like -t (tape) but without
264  various error checks; use with caution
265- bugfixes; cleaned up code (Troff)
266- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
267- use dvdrecord instead of cdrecord, if available
268- don't alter /mnt/RESTORING/tmp's permissions if comparing
269- added -follow to search for home (Bruno Vidal)
270- unmount/remount CD-ROM at start/end if supermounted
271- delete old /tmp/filelist.full,biggielist.txt if restoring to
272  live filesystem
273- if Mindi aborted then show last 6 lines of its log before mondoarchive aborts
274- reformatted, redistributed source code (Stan Benoit)
275- replaced isolinux dependency with syslinux dependency
276- now shows the CDR(W)'s progress properly - 20%, 30%, etc.
277- changed lockfiles from static to random filenames
282v1.42-3 (STABLE)
283- minor cosmetic enhancements
284- improved homedir-locating code
289v1.42-1 (STABLE)
290- mondorestore may now be run on live filesystem, i.e. user does not
291  have to reboot in order to restore data; works for CD's and tapes;
292  NFS and ISO restores will be supported at a later date
293- fixed restore-time RAID-handling bugs
294- added -E patch to exclude files and/or dirs properly (Andy Glass)
295- cat /proc/cpuinfo and run uname -r; save output to logfile at backup-time
296- fixed minor bug in stablilo-me
297- if /tmp/ exists then use _it_ instead of /tmp/fstab to label
298  ext2 or ext3 partitions
299- bootable CD's now use SYSLINUX instead of LILO (Andy Glass)
300- don't pclose() tape after calling closein_tape(): the latter does it already
301- tarball installs to /usr/share/mondo by default; was /usr/local/share/mondo
302- numerous cosmetic enhancements
303- added '-m' (manual CD tray) flag
308v1.41-1 (STABLE)
309- record hostname (Krzysztof Dubowik)
314v1.40-7 (STABLE)
315- if '-L' then test for lzop; abort if not present
316- if Mondo cannot figure out which boot loader the user is using,
317  tell the user to read the manual and mention -l, -f switches
318- abort if ramdisk not available
319- updated man page (Mikael Hultgren)
320- support multiple -I params (Mikael Hultgren+Randy Delfs)
321- mkreiserfs -ff instead of -q (Andy Glass)
326v1.40-6 (STABLE)
327- incorporated new config.guess, config.sub (H�tor Garc� �varez)
328- updated manual to explain tmpfs needs to be in kernel (Mikael Hultgren)
329- don't let non-root users run mondoarchive
330- allow up to 50 chars in popup_and_get_string()'s input field
331- tell user to use 'su -' instead of 'su' if they use 'su' by mistake
332- make mondo-makefilelist more SUN-friendly, re: fstab (Andy Glass)
333- modified 'Sliced bigfile #n' log entry to say '..#(n+1)'
338v1.40-5 (STABLE)
339- improved the way Mondo installs itself (Mikael Hultgren)
340- updated manpage
341- touch /mnt/RESTORING/var/log/pacct after restoring
342- added updated docs (Cafeole, Randy Delfs, Stan Benoit et al)
343- added pico to restore-scripts.tgz; deprecated some scripts
344- if restoring to /dev/ida/* or /dev/cciss/* then drop the 'p'
345  before trying to discover the size of the partition itself
346- support pathnames containing spaces (KirkJT)
347- added -C switch, to treat CD burner almost as a tape streamer
348- run post-nuke script if it exists
349- put (char*)(&buf) instead of &buf when reading/writing biggiefiles' info
354v1.40-3 (STABLE)
355- let user exclude devices from mountlist with (e.g.) -E /dev/hda1
356- handle one-letter dirs properly (Ian Kent)
357- when making ext3 fs, don't specify journal size (Cafeole)
358- add tmp.mondo.NNNN to tempdir path, if tempdir is specified by user
359- add mondo.scratch.NNN to scratchdir path, if scratchdir is specified by user
360- beefed up RAID-related logging a bit
361- exclude .journal files properly
362- Italian patch (Michael Baldessari)
367v1.40-2 (STABLE)
368- fixed typo in manpage (Mikael Hultgren)
369- exclude "#"*"#" and *~ from tarball and source RPM
370- updated manual (Randy Delfs)
371- put the correct version# in mondo/my-stuff.h
372- in Nuke Mode, expand/contract mountlist proportionately to fill hard disks
373- fix serious restore-time bug in tape/afio-handling code
374- cdrecord is only required if burning CD's
379v1.40-1 (STABLE)
380- set partition(s) bootable w/fdisk if appropriate
381- cosmetic bugfixes
382- changed get_phys_size_of_drive() to read value from fdisk, not dmesg
383- if hard disk does not exist then warn user when editing mountlist
384- if boot+floppy disk images were not created then don't offer to write them
385  to disks; instead, mention the mindi.iso bootable CD images   
386- exclude each partition's .autofsck from backup
387- fixed bug in CD restoration progress form
388- changed many tempfilenames from mojo-jojo* to sensible, random names
389- exclude win386.swp from backup (Cafeole)
394v1.38-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
395- minor improvements to the NFS-handling code
396- mondo-restore now records Mondo's version# in log
397- fixed silly bug that makes 'current filelist #' progress form inaccurate
398- fix typo in '10 seconds to abort' line; also, made 20 seconds
403v1.38-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
404- source code has been beautified (Stan Benoit)
405- makefile, Config implemented (Stan Benoit)
406- use /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg instead of all kinds of silly /tmp files
407  at boot-time; slowly migrating to a proper /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg file
408- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
409- patch to make it easier to install Mondo almost anywhere (Ian Mortimer)
410- proper, one-char switches replace the long-winded multi-char switches
411  of 1.36 and earlier
412- migrating from lots of /tmp files in ramdisk to a single configuration
413  file on ramdisk, at /tmp/mondo-restore.cfg
414- estimates the number of media required by this backup session
415- changed 'retval+=load_raidtab()' to 'load_raidtab()'
416- records+restores biggiefiles' permissions+ownership properly
421v1.37-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
422- proper 'selective restore' interface implemented
423- if the user specifies boot loader or device, record those settings
424- fixed cdrecord-related bug in .spec file
425- if backing up specific paths - e.g. /usr/local/bin - then include
426  /usr and /usr/local/ in filelist; don't backup /usr/* but do recreate
427  /usr and /usr/local/; this is to help the selective restore subroutine
428- user's BIOS is assumed not to be able to handle LILO's sector-seek merging
429- switches --broken-bios, --debug and --chunk-size have been removed
430- if user calls with --burn-cds 2 (nothing else) then find CDRW and continue
431- if CD writer's speed is not specified then assume 2x
432- better autodetection of CD writer
433- set size is 5MB for tape users and CD users alike
434- exclude /root/images/mondo from backup
435- added --skip-floppies switch
436- abort if PC has <32MB of RAM at backup-time; warn if <64MB
441v1.36-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
442- fixed v.minor bug in MakeFilelist()
443- in mondo-archive, replaced calls to Die() with calls to FatalError()
444- include .spec file in tarball
445- if cdrecord v1.8 or older then abort: inadequate for Mondo's needs
446- moved misc functions from mondo-archive to mondo-tarme.c
447- prettier interface when preparing and formatting boot+data disks
448- when editing mountlist, warn if formats !supported by kernel (B. Hartin)
449- don't try to run e2label on filesystems which aren't ext2 or ext3
450- don't write to tape if already burning to CD (Kosaku Nagasaka)
451- re-enabled and tested some CD-verifying code
452- added buffer to RPM/tarball requirements
453- set size is 4MB for tape users; 16MB for CD users
454- files <16MB aren't chopped
455- uses tmpfs for temp storage if backing up to tape
456- (rudimentary) selective formatting
457- log versions of afio, bzip2, etc.
462v1.35-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
463- NFS backup+restore support
464- exclude Win2K hiberation file (Paul Rensing)
465- fixed filelist.full/filelist.blah typo (Paul Rensing)
466- unset TAPE at start of mondo-archive (Norm Crowfoot)
467- if bzip is <v0.99 then abort
468- if hard disk fills to capacity then abort
469- --post-nuke <tarball> will incorporate a tarball of tools and data files
470  of the user's choosing in the boot CD/floppies; the tarball must contain
471  an executable, 'post-nuke', which will be called at the end of Nuke Mode
472- --text-mode forces Mondo Archive to use text only (no newt or ncurses)
473- the deprecated scripts have now been disabled
474- boot floppy will use 'safe' LILO calls; boot CD will use 'fast' LILO calls
475  unless --broken-bios is supplied in call to Mondo
476- cdrecord's buffer is now 4 MB (was 16 MB)
477- tape support has been rewritten from ground up
478- set size is now 16MB for CD users and 48MB for tape users
479- don't let user change mountlist entry from regular mountpt to 'image'
480- mount -t (space was missing in mount_isodir())
481- all calls to afio now use blocks of TAPE_BLOCK_SIZE KB and RAM buf of 8 MB
482- added Peter Seidler <>'s "Petris" game
483- --exclude-paths now drops the trailing '/' from param(s) if present
484- tab-align /etc/fstab after hacking it
489v1.34-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
490- if /sbin or /usr/sbin are not in PATH then add them temporarily
491- if --broken-bios then force LILO to run in backward-compatible mode
492- tape users can boot from a single floppy now
493- when archiving/restoring/verifying tape, skip the first 32MB
494- fixed bugs in actually_verify_the_tapes()
495- fixed some popen/pclose mismatches
496- no longer run compare_a_biggiefile() right after restore_a_biggiefile(),
497  as it can upset the restoration of biggiefiles which are spread across CD's
502v1.33-8 (DEVELOPMENT)
503- implemented --image-devs <dev> (<...>) switch
504- improved --verify switch's code
505- exclude Windows' win386.swp file, if found
506- fixed bug in unmount_all_devices()
507- include version of Mondo/Mindi in error log
508- updated the FAQ
509- when making differential backup, make sure to exclude nonexistent files
510- --use-lzo now applies lzo to big files as well as afio archives
511- changed all 'long long's to 'off_t's
512- no longer aborts if /etc/lilo.conf does not exist
513- moved FAQ's to FAQ file
514- archive bigfiles one slice at a time; much less wasteful of space
515- abort if user tries to backup a mounted partition as an _image_
520v1.33-6 (DEVELOPMENT)
521- misc bugfixes
526v1.33-5 (DEVELOPMENT)
527- improved error-reporting in the event of boot loader detection failure
528- improved tape verification code
529- experimental support for backing up and restoring devices as images
534v1.33-4 (DEVELOPMENT)
535- updated FAQ
536- experimental GRUB support
537- when calculating checksums, tell user %done and time remaining
538- checksum catalog entry = filesize+mtime+ctime; don't call md5sum or cksum
539- compile mondo-filelistchop and mondo-checksum with -O2 optimization
540- when writing floppies, ask specifically for floppy #x (Randy Delfs)
545v1.33-3 (DEVELOPMENT)
546- supports --boot-loader and --boot-device to let user specify them
547- fixed CDRW node autodetection bug
548- MONDO_PATH was misconfigured; is now "/usr/share/mondo"
552v1.33-1 (DEVELOPMENT)
553- if user changes a partition's device, change it in raidtab too
554- don't extrapolate from /etc/raidtab to /tmp/mountlist; editor does it already
555- don't backup /tmp (somewhere in the v1.3x series, I stopped excluding /tmp)
556- cosmetic fixes to mondo-prep.c and mondo-newt.c
557- put quotes around chmod's parameter
558- subtract 5% from reported maximum storage capacity of drives, when checking
559  that the parttions will fit; some drives lie about their max cap
560- stablilo-me no longer tries to mark partitions as bootable
561- better exclusion of /var/log/pacct
562- tape users can now use --verify to verify archives w/o rebooting
563- checksum calculated for every file backed up - for future expansion
564- implemented a _real_ --differential switch, to backup all files changed
565  or added since the last complete backup
570v1.32-2 (DEVELOPMENT)
571- if no RAID devices after editing mountlist then delete raidtab
572- don't try to mount RAID partitions (components of RAID dev)
573- don't add partitions to mountlist when extrapolating from mountlist
574  unless the partitions are not already present in mountlist
575- don't format partitions if partitioning failed
576- when user selects RAID level, establish whether said level is available
581v1.32 (DEVELOPMENT)
582- if user creates ISO images, the default dest dir is /root/images/mondo now
583- log_it() makes sure it only writes one \n on the end of each logged line
584- detects if user is using GRUB/LILO/other; abort if neither LILO nor GRUB
585- passes the boot loader's name and device to Mindi, to be available at
586  boot-time
587- if user successfully restores using Nuke or Interactive w/o error then Mondo
588  generates a random message, basically saying, "Cool."
589- enlarged afio's "-M" parameter from 12M to 16M
590- if stablilo-me fails then restore the original lilo.conf and fstab before
591  offering user the opportunity to edit them (Dean Carpenter)
592- added ISO Mode, to let user restore from ISO images in directory
593- cosmetic fix to compare/restore phase windows
594- if backing up to ISO images then offer to write boot floppies too
595- changed some references to /tmp/raidtab, to /etc/raidtab
596- cleaned up compare + restore logging
597- scratchdir is now [path]/mondo.scratch.$$; was just [path]/mondo.scratch
602v1.31 (DEVELOPMENT)
603- turned on '-Wall' to find cruft; found lots of it; cleaned it up
604- exclude each device's lost+found directory
605- mountlist editor now permits advanced editing of RAID devices
606- fixed a silly bug that was causing freeze-up on <1% of systems; if biggielist
607  was empty then sometimes mondo-archive would freeze when backing up big files
608  (cos there weren't any *g*)
609- partition and set type in 2-stage process (was 1-stage)
610- cleaned up Compare Mode's logging a bit, to make it more legible
611- don't report changed archives as 'errors' but as 'differences'
612- exclude ext3's .journal files from backup (yes, this time I really do)
613- '--my-kernel SUCKS' has been replaced with '--my-kernel FAILSAFE'
614- softlink mondo-restore to /usr/bin/ before calling Mindi, so that Mindi can
615  pick up mondo-restore and its depdendencies easily
616- copy mondo-restore to Mondo's temp dir before calling Mindi
617- don't try to compress MP3's, MPG's, WMV's or RA's
618- cleaned up mondo-newt.c; alphabetized the subroutines; moved some tools from
619  there to mondo-tools.c
620- mondo-tarme and mondo-restore are now compiled as dynamic executables; I
621  have amended and mondo-1.31.spec accordingly
622- now make boot/data floppies at end of backup, not beginning
623- backup in alphabetical order now, not reverse-alpha
624- if Compare Mode reports changed files /var/* and /etc/mtab only then tell
625  the user their archives are good despite the differneces
626- cut back on excessively verbose logging at backup-time
627- when vacuum-packing a partition, describe it as "(max size)", not "(0 MB)"
628- if swap is already mounted, don't abort: just say, 'swap already mounted'
629- when unmounting all devices, don't try to unmount something if it's not even
630  mounted; if it's not mounted, say so but don't try to unmount it: you'll
631  just end up looking very silly :)
636v1.30 (DEVELOPMENT)
637- I have reorganized the C code, sorted the subroutines alphabetically, and
638  re-jigged Mondo's installation routines (inc. the RPM spec file) to reflect
639  the changes
640- check for mondo-restore's presence; if absent then abort & ask user to check
641  to see if Mondo was installed properly
642- always exclude /var/log/pacct from backup
643- optimal set size is now 24MB
644- will abort w/error if compilation of mondo-* fails
645- after creating the mountlist, put a copy in Mondo's tmp directory
646- each ext3 filesystem has a .journal file in its base directory; Mondo will
647  now exclude each of these journal files automatically
648- use the archived copy of LILO, not the copy from the restore-time ramdisk,
649  to configure the MBR
650- size_of_file() now returns long long, not long
651- find mondo-archive and set MONDO_PATH accordingly
652- scratchdir is /home/mondo.scratch by default
653- at backup-time, run mondo-restore in test mode to make sure that the
654  executable is sane & will run OK at restore-time
660- tested on Linux-Mandrake 8.0 and Red Hat 7.2; backup,wipe,restore went OK
661- fixed a bug in is_this_device_mounted()
662- at restore-time, always check for presence of decompressor; abort if notfound
663- run 'chmod -r 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp' after restoring
664- fixed bugs in Compare Mode:-
665  - missing else{}
666  - erroneous 'cannot add archive' error; res+=retval should have read
667    retval+=res (Tony Kim)
668- use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' instead of 'umount /dev/cdrom', to make it compatible
669  with busybox's umount command
670- fixed bug in mondo-archive which stopped Mondo from pausing to retry if the
671  CD/ISO fails the verification phase
672- modified compare_all_tarballs() in mondo-restore.c
673- if running interactively then offer to modify fstab and lilo.conf if user
674  says s/he has modified the mountlist
675- if mondo-tarme segfaults (as it does, on a _very_ few systems) then Mondo
676  picks up on the fact & reports it
677- when restoring, create /mnt/RESTORING/tmp before _and_ after restoring data,
678  just in case it is necessary; also set permissions okay
679- C code is now compiled 'O0' (without optimizations)
680- each CD's slices were being listed to screen; now, piped to /dev/null
686- changed minor error in documentation (mondo-archive's --help output)
687- improved Mondo's compare phase for tape users
693- the deprecated scripts now work with LZO
694- if mondo-restore cannot mount all devices, it will _unmount_ whatever it did
695  mount, before it returns an error
696- works with Red Hat 6.2 and 2.2.19 kernel
697- cosmetic change to output (no more 'burning first/last CD' msgs)
698- abort if user uses '--use-lzo' but doesn't install LZO(P) first
699- changed --differential's \( and \) to ( and ) <-- thanks, Michael Moellney)
700- added Marcus Oberhumer's LZO to Mindi and Mondo; use '--use-lzo' switch
701  to activate this groovy new compression algorithm; it is not as efficient
702  as bzip2 but it is can take up to 50% less time than bzip2 to compress data
703- incorporated Bruno Cornec's "--cd-recovery" patch
704- at restore-time, set biggiefiles to +x
705- set optimal fileset size to 16MB (was 8MB)
706- don't report non-existent differences/errors between archives and filesystem
707- fixed bug in --differential switch (Michael Moellney)
708- scripts will no longer function unless gawk and printf are included in
709  Mindi's deplist.txt; add them if you want to use the scripts
715- default scratchdir is `pwd`/mondo.scratch.$$ (was mondo.scratch)
716- when asking user to send me a log file, warn them that the log file may
717  contain information which they do not want me to see but point out that I
718  cannot help much unless I have a copy of their log file
719- when comparing to or restoring from tape, only update the progree form
720  if/when I've just restored files; otherwise, I would screw up the time est.s
721- increase afio's block count from 256 to 1024 when restoring from tape
722- plays nicely with devfs-enabled kernels and distros
723- when restoring or comparing, track progress by the archive# (N out of M),
724  not by the file#; the former is more reliable and useful than the latter
725- has been tested successfully with the following distros
726  - Linux-Mandrake 8.1 and its 2.4.8, devfs-enabled stock kernel --- tape / CDR
727  - Red Hat 7.1 and its 2.4.2 stock kernel --- tape / CDR
728- tape streamers are now supported; use the '--write-tapes <dev> <sizeMB>'
729  switch, e.g. --write-tapes /dev/st0 4096
730- LVM support is stabilizing
731- when mounting/unmounting partitions to be restored, don't forget to
732  mount/unmount the swap partitions
733- when zeroing a drive, use plain old C fopen/fputc/fclose, not 'dd'
734- after restoring data and running LILO, unmount (as usual) and then run
735  label-partitions-as-necessary, to set the ext2fs LABELs if it is appropriate
736- fixed bugs in selective restoration scripts and executable
737- fixed silly bug in hack-lilo; bug was triggered when I moved to Mandrake 8.1;
738  bug caused '/dev/fd0' entry in lilo.conf to become corrupted
739- if user tries to make a bootable rescue CD with the '--no-bkpath' switch then
740  politely direct them to Mindi :-)
746- serialized the call to mondo-filelistchop.c; helps to improve visual feedback
747  (yeah, sounds weird but it's true)
748- the switches --differential and --exclude-paths should play nicely now
749- improved the logging a bit, esp. when ejecting or unmounting CD's
750- improved the visual feedback (specifically, the bar and percentage figures
751  indicating time spent & remaining)
752- experimental LVM support
753- fixed 'cannot eject CD' bug, which was caused by busybox's sync & umount
754- fixed mount-me to allow for mountlists with >1 spaces between columns
755- fixed documentation; param is --my-kernel <path>, not kernel-path <path>
756- fail if user runs mondo-archive _from CD_; this is for the user's protection
757- fixed silly bug in mount-me (a crucial line was disabled)
758- working on stablilo-me, hack-lilo and hack-fstab to make sure they work
759  with the new, busybox-based Mindi v0.41
760- Mindi v0.41 is very different from v0.40, internally anyway; so, I had to do
761  a lot of testing to make sure Mondo would play nicely with the new Mindi
767- if verify is enabled then verify each CD/ISO after writing it
768- fixed a quasi-bug in mondo/mount-me; this script used 'sort +1' which is
769  not supported by busybox; I've changed it to just plain old 'sort'
770- Mondo now tells Mindi whether or not to use its stock kernel
771- fixed bug in 'biggify-me' script; now, checksums will be verified
772- fixed bug in checksum comparison code (mondo-restore.c)
773- reimplemented '--verify' switch; now, user can verify ISO's or CD's against
774  the live filesystem, just for 'belt and braces' emotional security
775- improved the error-reporting at restore-time (if tarball cannot be accessed)
776- if user does not specify CD-R(W) drive's speed or device then Mondo will
777  try to locate the drive and will assume 4x speed
778- user may now type 'edit-mountlist' after booting, if they want to edit the
779  mountlist without risking accidentally wiping their hard disks
780- fixed a few silly typos in the error messages in mondo-tarme
781- updated the FAQ
782- added code to verify ISO images
783- used 'blank=fast' instead of '-blank fast' for backward-compatibility with
784  older versions of cdrecord
785- if nonzero value returned by Mondo, then Mondo creates a mondo.err.$$.tgz
786  tarball containing log files & stuff, which it tells the user to e-mail me
787- when debugging, don't pause before running mondo-tarme; just run it
788- automatically exclude any file including '/vmmhiber.w9x' in its pathname
789- added Minix support (although I doubt anyone needs it)
790- ported mondo-tarme to C
791  - prettier interface at run-time (backup), giving better feedback
792  - obviates a mysterious, intermittent bug in bash itself
793  - shows '% done' when burning CD
794- afio now has a 12MB FIFO buffer (was 16MB)
795- cdrecord now has a 20MB FIFO buffer (was 24MB)
796- wipe [CD]/usr/share/mondo, as well as floppy images, if CD #2 or later
797- up to 19 CD's may be created now
798- fixed the 'stderr.txt not found' loop error in mondo-tarme.c
799- fixed the weird 'segfault on finish() after archiving' bug
800- modularized the and mondo-1.14-x.i386.rpm compilation sections
806- fixed some compiler warnings in mondo-newt.c; rearranged some code
807- mondo-tarme now uses -M 16m -t 4k in its call to afio, to improve performance
808- fixed mondo-restore.c's mkreiserfs call; ditto, prep-me's mkreiserfs call
809- fixed mondo-restore.c's compare_a_biggiefile() subroutine, which would
810  generate erroneous error messages
811- fixed mondo-archive.c's restore_a_biggiefile() and restore_all_biggiefiles()
812  subroutines; I can't get them to break but others can, so I've streamlined
813  the code to make them easier to debug and in theory more stable too
814- fixed 'hack-fstab' to make sure that non-LABELed partitions are correctly
815  moved/changed, etc.
816- fixed the 'space in big filename' bug (I think)
817- make Interactive Mode sort the mountlist (by partition size) before creating
818  the dirs and mounting the partitions to them
819- fixed a slew of bugs related to Red Hat's LABEL= extensions
820- cleaned up mondo-restore.c and mondo-newt.c; replaced lots of arbitrary
821  limits and lengths with a small number of #define's
822- added some sample RAID0/1/5 raidtab (config) files to restore-scripts.tgz,
823  which will be restored to the ramdisk's /etc dir when the user boots from
824  the CD; this will only take up an extra 50K or so & will help any user
825  who is moving from non-RAID to RAID
826- changed FIFO size to 20MB
827- only use the VFAT kludge on /dev/hda1 or /dev/sda1; otherwise, even if
828  the partition type is VFAT, do a regular mkfs.vfat
829- if mkfs.vfat doesn't exist, use mkfs.dos
830- only try to add 'LABEL=' to ext2 and ext3 partitions
831- moved a bunch of scripts from Mindi's rootfs.tgz to our restore-scripts.tgz
832- fixed bugs in mondo-restore.c, which would sometimes just sit there when
833  trying to compare or restore big files that were spread across CD's
834- Interactive Mode goes straight to 'mondo-restore --interactive' now, i.e.
835  the user doesn't have to choose Interactive once at boot and once within
836  mondo-restore
837- better post-run clean-up
838- improved mondo-restore.c's error-reporting a little bit
839- stablilo-me (the script) now supports Red Hat's "LABEL=" extensions to
840  /etc/fstab, via the script, 'label-partitions-as-necessary'
841- added a user-friendly mountlist editor to mondo-restore.c
842- added lots of sanity-checking to mountlist editor
848- changed cdrecord's FIFO size to 8MB
849- removed -pad and -sort from the call to mkisofs
850- amended the .spec file to be saner when building RPM's
851- archives are named '.afio.bz2' instead of '.tar.bz2'
852- mondo-archive, mondo-tarme, mondo-restore.c and the DEPRECATED scripts have
853  been amended accordingly
854- should be able to create up to 20 CD-R's per backup set now
855- moved a line within prep-me that was in the wrong place (thanks, Fran Boon!)
856- runs 'df -m' and saves it to a text file 'df.txt' on the CD
857- added 10-second delay before mondo-restore's Nuke Mode, to let the user abort
858- really fixed the '/mnt/RESTORING/tmp' permissions bug (thanks, Ang Tan!)
859- sometimes, bash gets all screwed up & won't let the user type 'continue' when
860  Mondo asks them to; if that happens, Mondo will detect it & use a different
861  kind of mondo-askme; the new mondo-askme will check every 10 minutes for a
862  blank CD; if it's there, then the burn continues
863- abort if isodir or scratchdir is a softlink
864- replaced mondo-askme with a good shell script, to work around flaws in
865  bash and/or kernel (don't know which)
866- added a failsafe kernel to Mindi, which means you don't have to make sure
867  your kernel is suitable for a boot disk; you can just use Mindi's instead
868- make+chop filelist _after_ calling Mindi
869- updated the FAQ
875- changed cdrecord's FIFO size back to 4MB
876- added -pad -sort to the call to mkisofs
877- stop saying, "N files differ so far" after comparing each tarball
878- updated the FAQ, to remind users that they can boot from floppy images if
879  their kernel does not have the right support of CD-ROM's, filesystems, etc.
880- erroneous error-reporting by /mondo/biggify-me; fixed (David Granz)
881- don't estimate the time remaining unless >20 sets processed already
882- default set size (uncompressed) is now 8MB (was 12MB); when 8MB, seems
883  to run more smoothly & a little quicker, too, at restore-time
884- chmod 1777 /mnt/RESTORING/tmp after restoring/creating /tmp
885- dropped mondo-askme.c; using regular 'read' instead
886- mondo-restore.c uses newt instead of ncurses; much prettier that way
887- cdrecord now uses a 16MB FIFO buffer (was 8MB)
888- fixed floating point error in mondo-restore (when showing progress)
889- when mondo-restore is called without params (e.g. by Interactive Mode), it
890  lets the user choose between nuke, interactive or compare (or abort)
891- updated the FAQ
892- working on Cuckoo Mode...
898- default compression level is now 3 (was 2)
899- retry/fail/abort loop bug fixed
900- calls mindi with "--custom $TMP $scratchdir/images" to force mindi to use
901  my temp dir and to put the images in my 'images' folder
907- offer to Retry/Fail/Abort if an error occurs when Mondo tries to burn a CD-R
908- warn if kernel is 2.4.[0-5] (could have buggy loopfs code)
909- tested with RAID-5 --- works fine :-)
915- fixed cosmetic mistake in an error msg in mondo-tarme ('continue'-related)
916- hack-fstab now uses "defaults 0 0" instead of "default 1 3" when making
917  a new entry in /etc/fstab
918- /mondo/restore-me always makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp; so does mondo-restore.c
919- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore.c's screen output
920- RAID-related enhancements to mondo-restore.c
921  - RAID bkp/restore appears to be stable
922  - it is possible to move from non-RAID to RAID by backing up, wiping,
923    creating /etc/raidtab, modifying /tmp/mountlist.txt and then restoring
924  - mondo-restore.c works well
925  - the only weakness is that the kernel's messages are written to the
926    current console, not to a separate console... HELP? :-)
927- updated README (esp. FAQ) and TODO
928- tested with Linux 2.4.7; works fine
929- mondo-1.07.spec and compile every C program with -lncurses, just
930  in case some programs (besides mondo-restore.c) need the NCURSES library
931- mondo-restore.c is now compiled statically
937- now software-RAID compatible
938- only compiles mondo-restore.c once now
939- if scratchdir or isodir contain more than one path (each), abort
940- mondo-restore.c creates dummy partitions if the user starts the official
941  etc/fstab table at /dev/hda7 or something; so, partitioning should work,
942  even if the mountlist has some gaps
943- for each /dev/md* device in the mountlist, run raidstop before mkraid
949- patch from DoJ to make compile with -O2, not -O
950- cosmetic changes to the biggiefile-slicing code
951- fixed
957- make-me-bootable only "boot-makes" each partition ONCE now
958- cosmetic changes to mondo-restore's logfile output
959- mondo-restore.c makes /mnt/RESTORING/tmp if necessary
960- should be able to cope with Red Hat's "LABEL=" messages in /etc/fstab
966- looks for /etc/lilo.conf; aborts if it cannot locate it
967- abort if burning CD's & verify level>=2 (must be 1 or 0 if burning CD's)
968- catch errors in MakeIsoFS, if any
969- added 'mondo-restore.c'
970    - C program, to replace the old restore scripts
971    - Mindi will incorporate it in the data disks, if it can find Mondo
972        - Mindi will also incorporate the old restore scripts (from Mondo)
973          just in case the new C program doesn't work
974    - calls the script, 'stablilo-me' to run LILO if desired
975- added 'restore-scripts.tgz', which contains the /mondo scripts that used
976  to live in Mindi; now, Mindi grabs them from here if necessary
977- cleared up Mode-related scripts & the executable to replace them
978- if mkisofs fails, ABORT, don't just warn
979- added '--differential' option, to backup the files changed during the
980  last N days (N specified by user)
986- retract the CD tray after asking user to enter 'continue' (PauseAndAskForCDR)
987- uses C program instead of bash loop for PauseAndAskForCDR; some bash versions
988  go into an infinite loop for no reason; hopefully, outsourcing to C will help
989- when slicing, indicate progress ("N slices...")
990- when told to '--burn-cds', Mondo pipes mkisofs's output to cdrecord, instead
991  of saving the ISO file to disk first; this change will save time and space
992  (not in the Star Trek sense, however *smile*)
993- default set size (native) is now 12MB
994- copy /usr/share/mondo to correct directory within CD
995- all calls to gawk have been replaced with calls to awk
996- RPM and SRPM published
997- delete $TMP at end; don't just delete $TMP/*
998- can accept multiple parameters in the '--bkpath' switch
1003- thanks to recent changes to Mindi, Mondo is now compatible with the
1004  filesystem formats JFS, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and ext2 (if your own kernel is)
1005- CDs [2-N] do not have boot floppy images on them; only CD#1 does (although
1006  CDs [2-N] do have the El Torito boot image, just in case...)
1007- modified the --burn-cds switch; now it takes 3rd param, 'cdrw' (optional) to
1008  let you wipe and rewrite CDRWs instead of wasting CDRs ;-)
1009- removed that PID thing; doesn't work; please don't run Mondo twice at once :)
1010- removed that "filenames contain '|'" error & associated problems
1011- got rid of 'UNSAFE' warning/shortcut
1012- removed --xerox-dev, --include-tarball, --skip-tildes, --ide-opt, --use-bzip2
1013- mondo-archive doesn't make/hack/edit mountlist anymore; that's Mindi's job
1014- uses Mindi Linux to make boot disks & data disks based on your distro
1015- boot&data stuff goes in $scratchdir/images now
1016- bzip2 is used by default to compress archives
1017- don't make MD5 checksums if verify_level==0
1018- when archiving, make N.tar.bz2 and cklist.txt (tarball+checksums) in parallel
1019- at end of mondo-archive, remove scratchdir and TMP completely IF they were
1020  created by Mondo (e.g. /home/mondo.scratch or /home/tmp.mondo.12345)
1021- fill CD/image up to 1MB less than its max size; was being filled up to about
1022  8MB less than its max size, which wasted 8-10MB of storage space per disk
1028- /proc and /tmp removed --- i.e. added to exclude list :)
1029- Mondo now uses 2.4-series kernel and modules (Bruno Cornec)
1030- minor typos fixed (Bruno Cornec)
1031- older, restore-related fixes merged w/Bruce's work (Maciej Kulasa)
1032- better RPM spec file (Bruno Cornec)
1033- incorporated Mondo v0.977's restore scripts' bugfixes (Maciej Kulasa)
1039- put 'dd' in coolstuff.tgz (Art Wells)
1045- INSTALL script renamed to
1046- tarball cleaned up and re-tarred (Art Wells)
1047- trailing CR/LF's cleaned from scripts (Art Wells)
1048- work is underway to make Mondo compatible with the Linux kernel's 2.4 series
1053- based on v0.976
1054- missing subs and silly typos fixed in restore scripts (Maciej Kulasa)
1055- fstab files containing NFS mounts are handled properly (Petre Scheie)
1056- Mondo is being actively developed again (yippee!)
1061- technical changes
1062  - 12MB ramdisk
1063  - repackaged: now, Mondo comes in big tarball/RPM with all overhead-files
1064  - each Mondo CD has a 15MB administrative overhead; used to be 50-60MB
1065  - definitely 386-compatible now (RH 6.2 binaries)
1066  - Linux-Mandrake 7.1 (2.2.16) kernel w/ReiserFS & Supermount
1067  - modules.conf / conf.modules support (whichever you've got)
1068  - user may include their own copies of modules, if Mondo doesn't come with
1069    the requisite modules already
1070- extra facilities
1071  - ReiserFS support
1072  - '--load-modules <foo> <bar> ...' will allow you to force Mondo to load
1073    key modules at boot-time, e.g. aic7xxx for SCSI-only users
1074- bugfixes
1075  - path-exclusion code (mondo-backup)
1076  - bogus 'flaws=1' message has been eradicated
1077  - CDRW-finding code is now much better at finding the CDRW correctly
1078  - dummy burn mode is working again
1079  - fixed security hole (thanks, Matija); now, user will be warned if Mondo
1080    is configured to execute /tmp/mondo-tarme
1081  - changed lots of 'grep " $string "' to 'grep -w "$string"' (thanks, Matija)
1085v0.975 published
1086- made mondo-tarme use 'ask-me-a-question' to pause for new, blank CD-Rs
1087- don't deeply search isodir for ISO files to wipe: maxdepth should be 1
1088- 386-compatible kernel and modules (should be, anyway...)
1089- applied Doug Nordwall's calc-disk-size patch to fix SCSI hdd size calc'n bug
1090- applied Michael Ralph Pape's SCSI (2nd floppy) patch
1091- removed devdump from overhead-list
1092- mkisofs no longer called with '-quiet' switch
1093- changed '--burn-cds' format: now it's --burn-cds <speed> (<device>)
1094- added '-L' to LILO's call, so that >8GB hard disks overcome 1024-blk limit
1095- mondo-compare runs check-mountlist-sanity before mounting partitions
1096- ramdisk is now 14MB
1100v0.972 published
1101- auto-archive, mondo-archive and mondo-tarme updated to make them more
1102  friendly towards mult-disk sets
1103- if multiple CDRW drives, user is asked which mondo-archive should use
1107v0.971 published
1108- auto-archive now passes CD size to mondo-archive
1109- mondo-tarme, in conjunction with auto-archive, now handles CDRW boot/burn
1110  sharing much better than before
1114v0.970 published
1115- kernel now creates 12MB ramdrive (was 16MB)
1116- lots of silly bugs & overhead problems fixed; 2nd floppy closer to working
1117- restore scripts all log to /var/log/mondo-restore.log
1118- auto-archive:-
1119    - offers Low, Medium or High compression
1120    - no longer needs a spare hard drive for scratch space; uses loopfs on
1121      existing hard drive (if possible) instead
1122    - handles weird (multi-CDROM) PCs more gracefully now
1123    - handles PCs with CDRW but without CDROM more gracefully now
1124    - deletes each ISO after burning it to a CD-R (if it _is_ burning them)
1125    - asks if PC is old & crappy; if it is, IDE optimizations are disabled
1126      at backup-time and restore-time
1127    - lets user use CDRW for booting _and_ burning, thanks to reroute-softlinks
1128- selective restore is finally fixed
1129- nicer help screens on boot floppy
1133v0.965 released
1134- 2MB of space left empty at end of every CD (e.g. 650MB is only 648MB full)
1135- Suzhe & Lonius's SmartBootManager (sbminst) is used instead of Win98's MBR
1136- Mondo may now resize Windows-only backups when restoring
1137- silly bugs in prep-me... fixed
1141v0.964 released
1142- VFAT partitions >8GB handled OK now
1143- 2nd floppy (optionally) created for SCSI users <--- not working yet
1144- better calc-disk-size algorithm (thanks, Doug Nordwall)
1145- Mondo can now backup and restore Windows-only PCs! :-)
1146- silly prep-me and format-and-kludge-vfat bugs fixed
1147- 'resize hack' retitled as 'vacuum-pack'
1151v0.963 released
1152- ISO images are no longer padded
1153- all currently-loaded modules are backed up to custom hboot.img & installed
1154  at restore-time before CD is accessed
1155- '--burn-cd <speed>' switch added
1156- '--no-opt' switch added; use it in the call to mondo-archive if you don't
1157  want IDE optimization when restoring
1158- lots of work done on auto-archive
1159- mondo-extras-1.5 created; excludes mondo-zfile but includes hlib.tar.bz2
1160- boot floppy image now includes kernel w/lots of SCSI stuff
1161- slice* deleted (WipeArchives); was 'slices*' (bug!)
1162- restore scripts all use 'lastbit-me' to find the 'X' part of '/dev/X' device;
1163  this will make it easier to port Mondo to kernel 2.4.x
1164- I cannot make SCSI-based CDROMs boot from Mondo CDs properly... but SCSI
1165  hard drives and ZIP drives should be handled ok from now on
1166- with a little coaxing, Mondo will backup Windows-only PCs (as well as
1167  Lin/Win and Linux-only PCs)
1171v0.962 released
1172- silly bug in mondo-checksum fixed
1173- stale tmp dirs are now definitely deleted (bug fixed)
1174- "Job is %d complete. hh:ss to go." --- much better 'progress' string
1175- 'buffer' is gone again :) thank goodness
1176- only 1st ISO is padded; the rest aren't.
1177- working on implementing an easy 'cdrecord' shortcut-call-thingy
1178- mondo-archive doesn't try to delete loopfs unless it exists
1179- mondo-restore's "hack-softlinks" - silly bug ($1/ missing) fixed
1180- boot floppy image now includes mkdir and rmdir
1181- user may specify temp directory using '--tempdir <path>'
1182- mondo-archive now includes a copy of 'buffer' for future use
1183- Mondo will now archive and restore Linux AND LinWin systems ok. W00H00! :-)
1187v0.961 released
1188- mondo-checksum ignores files <2k in length
1189- default compression level is 4
1190- default verify level is 2
1191- files <3k in size aren't compressed
1192- filelist no longer includes bashbug, dosfsck or dir
1193- bs-me is disabled in mondo-restore
1194- fixed bug in 'hack-fstab' which stopped processing fstab if blank line found
1198v0.960 released
1199- mondo-vfat-1.0 package released, to provide kludging for VFAT bootables
1200- logfile now saved at /var/log/mondo-archive.log (not `pwd`/mondo-archive.log)
1201- pid registered/checked _after_ command line processed... so you can do --help
1202  without being shouted at ;)
1203- restore-me broken into 2 scripts: untar-me and biggify-me
1204- restore-subroutine-me now renamed untar-subroutine-me
1205- bzip2 decompression should work again ;) ... a missing '-Z' was added to
1206  the afio call, and the usr/lib/libbz* libraries are now included on CD ISOs
1207- fixed hack-lilo to ignore blank lines
1208- really ugly boot kludge has been implemented, using embleer files
1209  to make newly-formatted VFAT partitions bootable
1212...see CHANGES.pre-v0.96 for the rest (if you can find it)
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