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3Changes between versions 0.4b37 and 0.4b38 (released ????????????)
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5
61. Fix a couple of troff syntax bugs in the man pages.
7 Thanks to Eric Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com> for the patch.
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92. Made restore use either libncurses or libtermcap, depending
10 on which one is available at configure time.
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12Changes between versions 0.4b36 and 0.4b37 (released July 7, 2004)
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151. Added the --enable-staticz configure option which enables
16 dump and restore to be linked with static versions of
17 libz and libbz2 (and dynamic versions of all other libraries).
18 This will make Debian users happy, because libz and libbz2
19 were the only needed libraries living in /usr, all the
20 others live in /lib. In case of system emergency, it is
21 better not to have to rely on an extra filesystem.
22 Thanks to Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> for the suggestion.
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242. Fix compilation on (at least the Linux Debian port to) AMD64.
25 (<ext2fs/ext2_types.h> defines some types (__s64 and __u64)
26 that are also defined by <linux/types.h> (<asm/types.h>) and
27 they conflict).
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293. Make dump's reading of the dumpdates file a bit more robust,
30 preventing dump from crashing when the dumpdates file has
31 been modified by hand.
32
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334. Fixed some offset calculations in dump code which could
34 lead to "bread lseek errors" on large filesystems. Thanks
35 to Bruce Lowekamp <lowekamp@users.sourceforge.net> for
36 reporting this bug and debugging the issue.
37
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385. Made dump use the blkid library when searching for devices
39 by label or uuid instead of dump's own routines.
40
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416. Corrected a bug in dump where a wrong LABEL=... line in
42 /etc/fstab could prevent dump from dumping unrelated
43 filesystems. Thanks to Bruce Lowekamp
44 <lowekamp@users.sourceforge.net> for reporting the bug.
45
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46Changes between versions 0.4b35 and 0.4b36 (released April 21, 2004)
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48
491. Fixed dump compilation with old gcc versions. Thanks to
50 Mike Castle <dalgoda@users.sourceforge.net> for the patch.
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522. Fixed some warnings (howmany, roundup, powerof2 redefined)
53 when compiling against a recent glibc version.
54
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553. Fixed a bug in restore preventing the read of a dump tape
56 written with Solaris 7 ufsdump. Thanks to Patrick Higgins
57 <phiggins@transzap.com> for reporting the bug and providing
58 the test case.
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604. Changed dump to enable the creation of volumes of different
61 sizes in a single run (make -B accept a list of values).
62 Patch contributed by Florian Zumbiehl <florz@gmx.de>.
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645. Use the glibc provided minor() and major() macros instead
65 of our own bitmask implementation. This should be safe for
66 when the major/minor namespace will migrate to 32 bits.
67 Thanks to Zhang Jun <zhangjun@nanjing-fnst.com> for reporting
68 the bug.
69
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706. Made explicit in the dump man page that dump will not create
71 a remote file, it will only write to an already existing one.
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737. Another try at making size estimates better again.
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758. Put back the inconditional running of the end-of-tape
76 script which was changed in 0.434 to be run only when -M
77 or multiple -f were NOT specified. Some users rely on this
78 feature even when it is combined with -M/-f.
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809. Fixed restore when restoring huge backups (where rstdir...
81 temporary files are over 2GB). Thanks to
82 Raphael Jaffey <rjaffey@artic.edu> for reporting this,
83 debugging the issue and making the patch.
84
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8510. Made restore understand FreeBSD UFS2 tapes. Thanks to
86 David <vrtin@users.sourceforge.net> for submitting the bug
87 and providing a test case.
88
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8911. Made dump work with an arbitrary integer level (no more 10
90 levels only limitation). Thanks to Matthew
91 <msvincen@midway.uchicago.edu> for the patch.
92
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93Changes between versions 0.4b34 and 0.4b35 (released December 21, 2003)
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961. Added a note in the dump man page saying that the default
97 blocksize can be 32 if -d is used with a high density argument.
98 Thanks to Antonios Christofides <A.Christofides@itia.ntua.gr>
99 for the patch.
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1012. Fixed configure to correctly understand CPPFLAGS, CFLAGS,
102 LDFLAGS environment variables. Thanks to Arcady Genkin
103 <antipode@users.sourceforge.net> for reporting the bug.
104
0d4dfd07 1053. Made -e/-E options of dump accept an unlimited number of inodes
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106 to be excluded, rather than a hardcoded maximum. Thanks to
107 Dietrich Rothe <d-rothe@users.sourceforge.net> for the patch.
108
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1094. Updated the autoconf system to 2.50. Forced the -D_BSD_SOURCE
110 and -D_USE_BSD_SIGNAL defines in configure in order to solve
111 64bit build problems because quad_t is redifined with a
112 different signature. Thanks to Mike Harris <mharris@redhat.com>
113 for reporting this bug.
114
5d8d264f 1155. Made restore build on Solaris, making possible to
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116 restore Linux's "enhanced" tapes. Thanks to Uwe Gohlke
117 <uwe@ugsoft.de> for the patch.
118
1196. Made an extension in the dump tape format capable of saving
120 MacOSX specific inode extensions. Uwe Gohlke <uwe@ugsoft.de>
121 wrote the extension and contributed the restore code back
122 into this codebase. The same extension mechanism will be
123 used in the future to save ACLs...
124
1257. Made rmt work correctly with regard to QFA and local/remote
126 files and tapes. The remote access will however work only
127 when the dump provided rmt version is used. If you want to
128 use another rmt server, please do not use the QFA feature.
5d8d264f 129 Thanks to Uwe Gohlke <uwe@ugsoft.de> for the patch.
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131Changes between versions 0.4b33 and 0.4b34 (released April 18, 2003)
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1341. Fixed the INSTALL file to reflect the actual install paths.
135 Thanks to David Ronis <ronis@ronispc.chem.mcgill.ca> for
136 reporting the bug.
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1382. Fixed the configure script to only check for headers presence
139 instead of trying to compile them. This should fix issues
140 with old build environments. Thanks to Kari Lempiainen
141 <kari@funky.pp.fi> for reporting the bug.
142
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1433. Fixed restore to correctly ignore sockets when comparing
144 a dump (as socket cannot be properly restored anyway). Thanks
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145 to Gunther Reiszig <gunther@mit.edu> for reporting the bug.
146
1474. Fixed restore to correctly access the archive file (-A argument)
148 even when using a remote tape. Thanks to Fabrice Bellet
149 <fabrice@bellet.info> for reporting the bug.
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1515. Fixed (again) handling of long (largefile) seeks in rmt.
152 Thanks to Fabrice Bellet <fabrice@bellet.info> for reporting
153 the bug.
154
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1556. Fixed restore corner case when dealing with large block sizes
156 dump is able to write now (-b 1024). Thanks to Fabrice Bellet
157 <fabrice@bellet.info> for reporting the bug.
158
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1597. Fixed a bug preventing dump to access a filesystem having
160 a label exactly 16 bytes in length. Thanks to <minduni@ti-edu.ch>
161 for reporting the bug.
162
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1638. Made dump store dump dates using explicit timezones, fixing a
164 problem with incremental dumps if the timezone is modified
165 between the dumps. Thanks to Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> for
166 the bug report and the patch.
167
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1689. Fixed a bug encountered when dumping individual files (not full
169 filesystems or directories) and dangling symbolic links happen
170 to be in the list of files. For as far as dump is concerned,
171 dangling symbolic links are allowed, and are dumped as is.
172 Thanks to Jin-su Ahn <jsahn@ee.snu.ac.kr> for reporting the
173 bug and providing the fix.
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17510. Fixed open and creation modes and permissions for QFA and
176 table-of-contents files in dump and restore. Thanks to
177 Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> for the patch.
178
17911. Fixed the archive file descriptor handling enabling it to be 0.
180 This can happen in some cases when shell redirections are used.
181 Thanks to Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> for the patch.
182
18312. Delayed the opening of archive file until after suid had been
184 dropped (fixing a possible security issue if dump is suid).
185 Thanks to Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> for the patch.
186
18713. Fixed the 'S' command handling in the rmt client part.
188 Thanks to Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> for the patch.
189
19014. Modified the end-of-tape script handling to print out statistics
191 (and stop the timer) before launching the eot script. Also, the eot
192 script does not get run anymore when using -M (which makes sense) or
193 when multiple tapes are listed on the command line
194 (-f tape0,tape1,tapen) (which also makes sense).
195 Thanks to Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> for the patch.
196
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19715. Relicensed dump/restore under the 'revised' BSD license, as per
198 ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/ucb/4bsd/README.Impt.License.Change.
199
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20016. Added LZO compression to dump. This new compression method has
201 the advantage of being super fast, thus not killing tape streaming
202 on slow machines. Thanks to Helmut Jarausch
203 <jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de> for the patch and to
204 Markus Oberhumer <markus@oberhumer.com> for giving special permission
205 to include his miniLZO project (GPL licensed) in dump/restore.
206
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20717. Some small buffer overruns fixes in rmt. Thanks to Antonomasia
208 <ant@notatla.demon.co.uk> for reporting the bugs.
209
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21018. Added a special rmt version which can do encryption when writing
211 to tape. Read examples/encrypted_rmt/README for details on
212 how to enable and configure it. Thanks to Ken Lalonde
213 <ken@globalremit.com> for the patch.
214
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21519. Made dump work with 2.5 kernel end of tape early warning semantics.
216 Thanks to Kai Makisara <Kai.Makisara@kolumbus.fi> for the patch.
217
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21820. Fixed a bug which caused dump -w|-W not to work anymore, because
219 the fs_freq and fs_passno fields in /etc/mtab are always set
220 to 0 0. Thanks to Trent Piepho <xyzzy@speakeasy.org> for
221 reporting the bug.
222
cbdba727 223Changes between versions 0.4b32 and 0.4b33 (released February 10, 2003)
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225
2261. Added a note in the restore man page clarifying the question
227 'set the permissions on the current directory ?' asked by
228 restore at the end of treatment in -i and -x modes.
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2302. Fixed the endianess issues when reading compressed tapes.
231 Thanks to Dark Force <daq4th@users.sourceforge.net> for
232 reporting this bug and providing test cases.
233
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2343. Fixed the "ACL won't be dumped" warning message (which showed
235 an extra, unrelated error message). Thanks to Dragan Krnic
236 <dkrnic@lycos.com> for reporting this bug.
237
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239 when searching for filesystem paths. Also fixed some problems
240 caused by binding mounts or multiple block device mounts.
241 Thanks to Matus Uhlar <uhlar@fantomas.sk>, Elliott Mitchell
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242 <ehem@m5p.com>, Greg Edwards <gedwards@users.sourceforge.net>,
243 Brian Hoy <brian.hoy@opus.co.nz>. (fixes Debian bugs #147086
244 and #160305, Sourceforge bugs #618699 and #679832).
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2465. Made dump's -I option accept the value '0' meaning all the
247 read errors will be ignored. This can be useful when running
248 dump from unattended sessions (like cron jobs). Thanks to
249 John I Wang <jiwang@users.sourceforge.net> for the suggestion.
250
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2516. Fixed the output of dump to indicate 'blocks' instead of
252 'tape blocks' in the various messages (blocks are always
253 1 Kilobyte, tape blocks are 1 BK * '-b' argument), and
254 made it clearly print the current blocksize at the start of
255 a dump. Thanks to Michal Szymanski <msz@astrouw.edu.pl> for
256 the suggestions.
257
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2587. Made rmt understand long (largefiles) seeks.
259
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2608. Fixed build with very old versions of libext2fs, where
261 EXT2_FT_* constants were undefined.
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2639. Made dump accept the dumpdates path on the command line
264 (-D file option) instead of using only the hardcoded one.
265 Thanks to Piete Brooks <pb22@users.sourceforge.net> for the
266 suggestion.
267
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26810. Enabled rmt, LFS, readline, QFA options by default in
269 ./configure. Updated the configure process (new versions
270 of config.guess, config.sub etc).
271
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272Changes between versions 0.4b31 and 0.4b32 (released November 15, 2002)
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2751. Changed dump to use fcntl(F_SETLK) style locking instead
276 of flock() when locking the dumpdates file. With the old
277 locking scheme, a local user having read rights on the
278 dumpdates file could be able to do a Denial of Service attack
279 on dump. In order to lock the dumpdates file with the new
280 scheme, the user would need to have write access on the file.
281 Thanks to Richard Johnson <Richard.Johnson3@ey.com> for
282 reporting the bug (originally a bugtraq post).
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285 about 'undefined filetypes' detected. Thanks to Jorgen Ostling
286 <jorgen_ostling@users.sourceforge.net> for reporting this
287 bug.
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2893. Fixed dump's estimate when dealing with sparse inodes.
290
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2914. Modified dump to allow setting a blocksize bigger than 32kB
292 (raised the limit to 1024kB), because newer hardware needs
293 this for proper operation. Thanks to Dirk Traenapp
294 <dtraenapp@users.sourceforge.net> for reporting this.
295
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2965. Fixed a bug causing Dump to stop and report an error if an
297 inode number in the exclude file was followed by some amount
298 of whitespace. Thanks to Jeffrey Sofferin
299 <sofferin@users.sourceforge.net> for reporting this bug.
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3016. Fixed a bug which caused restore, in some particular cases,
302 to ask some 'scary' questions and leave a bunch of RSTTMP
303 directories behind when restoring incremental tapes. Thanks
304 to Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> for reporting this bug and
305 providing the test cases.
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3077. Changed the wording when inodes are excluded from dump:
308 replaced 'Added inode 7 to exclude list' with
309 'Excluding inode 7 (resize inode) from dump', as suggested
310 by Elliott Mitchell <ehem@m5p.com> in a Debian bug report.
311
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314
3151. Fixed rmt open flags transmission (GNU's symbolic syntax over
316 rmt) which I broke in 0.4b29. Thanks to Eros Albertazzi
317 <eros@lamel.bo.cnr.it> for reporting the bug.
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319Changes between versions 0.4b29 and 0.4b30 (released July 25, 2002)
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3221. Made dump print out the ext2 logical block number in case of a read
323 error, which can be given as an argument to debugfs' ncheck command,
324 in order to find out the affected inode. Added note about this
325 usage in dump's man page.
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3272. Fixed a problem in restore when reading tapes written on big
328 endian machines with very old versions of dump. The patch was
329 contributed by George Helffrich <george@geology.bristol.ac.uk>.
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3313. Fixed the tape length calculation when using large tapes
332 and compression. Thanks to Georg Lippold
333 <g_lippold@sourceforge.net> for reporting the bug.
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3354. Added a new set of examples in dump_on_cd_2 directory, based
336 on dump_on_cd examples but somewhat enhanced, supporting DVD
337 media, and localized in english and german. Thanks to
338 Georg Lippold <g_lippold@sourceforge.net> for the new scripts.
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3405. Made dump save 32 bit UID/GID. Internally, this was achieved
341 by switching from the old BSD inode format to the new BSD
342 inode format, which means that the tape format was changed.
343 However, since all restore versions out there should
344 transparently support both inode formats, the change should
345 have no side effects. Thanks to John Yu <jky@cs.bu.edu> for
346 reporting the bug.
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3486. Fixed a lot of warnings in the code shown when compiling
349 with 'gcc -W'. Thanks to Matthias Andree
350 <matthias.andree@stud.uni-dortmund.de> for reporting this.
351
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3527. Fixed a small markup bug in the dump man page. Thanks to
353 Eric S. Raymond <esr@minx.thyrsus.com> for submitting the
354 patch.
355
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3568. Rewrote entirely the man pages using the tmac.an macro
357 package (Linux man page format) instead of the original BSD
358 format. They should be now cleaner and easier to modify.
359
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360Changes between versions 0.4b28 and 0.4b29 (released June 8, 2002)
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3631. Fixed a problem in the rmt ioctl command, where ioctl's issued from
364 non Linux clients were misinterpreted. The description of the problem
365 (incompatible numbering in Linux mtio opcodes) is documented at
366 ftp://ftp.fokus.gmd.de/pub/unix/star/README.mtio . Thanks to
367