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3 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
4 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
5 from Bill Nottingham.
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6 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
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9 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
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12 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
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15
16 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
17 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
18 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
19 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
20 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
21 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
22 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
23 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
24 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
25 Patch by Thomas Hood.
26 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
27 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
28 mentioned in the manual page.
29 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
30 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
31 and SuSe.
32 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
33 are stripped.
34 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
35 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
36 Nottingham and Fedora.
37 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
38 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
39 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
40 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
41 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
42 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
43 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
44 boot. Patch from SuSe.
45 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
46 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
47 Thomas Hood.
48 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
49 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
50 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
51 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
52 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
53 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
54 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
55 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
56 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
57 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
58 the child successfully.
59 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
60 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
61 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
62 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
63 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
64 from Thomas Hood.
65 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
66 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
67 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
68 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
69 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
70 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
71 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
72 Samuel Thibault.
73 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
74 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
75 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
76 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
77 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
78 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
79 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
80 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
81 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
82 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
83 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
84 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
85 Ubuntu.
86 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
87 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
88 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
89 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
90 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
91 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
92 Modderman.
93 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
94 and document this requirement in the manual page.
95 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
96 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
97 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
98 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
99
100 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
101
102sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
103
104 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
105 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
106 * Applied trivial OWL patches
107 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
108 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
109 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
110 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
111 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
112 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
113 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
114 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
115 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
116 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
117 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
118 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
119 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
120 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
121 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
122 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
123 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
124 sulogin-message, user-console)
125
126 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
127
128sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
129
130 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
131 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
132 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
133 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
134 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
135 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
136 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
137 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
138 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
139 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
140 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
141 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
142 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
143
144 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
145
146sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
147
148 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
149 and give a clear error when that fails.
150 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
151 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
152 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
153
154 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
155
156sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
157
158 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
159 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
160 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
161 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
162 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
163
164 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
165
166sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
167
168 * Print out correct version number at startup.
169 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
170
171 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
172
173sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
174
175 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
176 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
177 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
178 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
179 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
180 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
181
182sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
183
184 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
185 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
186
187 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
188
189sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
190
191 * New upstream version
192 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
193 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
194 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
195 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
196 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
197 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
198 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
199 * Update README (closes: #85650)
200 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
201 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
202 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
203 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
204
205 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
206
207sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
208
209 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
210 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
211
212 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
213
214sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
215
216 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
217 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
218 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
219 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
220
221 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
222
223sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
224
225 * Fix last -i option
226
227 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
228
229sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
230
231 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
232 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
233 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
234
235 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
236
237sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
238
239 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
240 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
241 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
242 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
243 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
244 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
245
246 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
247
248sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
249
250 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
251
252 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
253
254sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
255
256 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
257
258 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
259
260sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
261
262 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
263 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
264 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
265 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
266 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
267 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
268 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
269 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
270 help devfs a bit.
271 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
272 again in support of devfs.
273 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
274
275 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
276
277sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
278
279 * Fix last.c again.
280 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
281 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
282
283 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
284
285sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
286
287 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
288 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
289 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
290 * Fixes bugs:
291 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
292 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
293 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
294 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
295 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
296 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
297 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
298 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
299 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
300
301 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
302
303sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
304
305 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
306 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
307 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
308
309 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
310
311sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
312
313 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
314 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
315 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
316 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
317 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
318 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
319 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
320 24 Feb 1998, AV:
321 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
322 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
323 re_exec fails.
324
325 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
326
327sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
328
329 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
330
331 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
332
333sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
334
335 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
336 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
337 might have been more hidden problems.
338 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
339 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
340 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
341 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
342 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
343 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
344 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
345
346 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
347
348sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
349
350 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
351
352 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
353
354sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
355
356 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
357 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
358 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
359 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
360 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
361 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
362 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
363 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
364 * Compiled for libc6
365 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
366
367 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
368
369sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
370
371 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
372
373 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
374
375sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
376
377 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
378 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
379 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
380 * Removed sync() from main loop.
381 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
382
383 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
384
385sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
386
387 * Respawn fix
388 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
389 * Moved files in source archive around
390 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
391 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
392 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
393
394 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
395
396sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
397
398 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
399 /dev/tty0)
400
401 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
402
403sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
404
405 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
406 daemons
407 * Puts copyright file in the right place
408
409 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
410
411sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
412
413 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
414 being used..
415 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
416 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
417 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
418 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
419 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
420 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
421 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
422 /var/log and /etc itself.
423
424 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
425
4262.66 29-Oct-1996
427- Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
428 being used..
429- Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
430- Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
431- Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
432- Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
433- Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
434 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
435- Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
436 /var/log and /etc itself.
437
4382.64 28-Jun-1996
439- Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
440- Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
441- Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
442- Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
443- SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
444- Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
445- Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
446- killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
447
4482.63 14-Jun-1996
449- Fixed preinst script for Debian
450- Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
451- Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
452
4532.62-2 09-Jun-1996
454- Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
455 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
456
4572.62 31-May-1996
458- Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
459 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
460 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
461- Added docs for Slackware
462
4632.61-3 29-May-1996
464- Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
465- Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
466- Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
467
4682.61 29-Apr-1996
469- Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
470- Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
471- Fixed killall5 problems
472- Added manpage for lastb
473- Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
474- Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
475- Added timeout option to sulogin
476
4772.60-2 16-Apr-1996
478- Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
479- Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
480- Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
481
4822.60 01-Apr-1996
483- Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
484 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
485- Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
486- Added architecture to debian.control
487- Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
488- Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
489- Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
490- Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
491
4922.59 10-Mar-1996
493- Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
494- removed closelog() from init.c
495- removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
496- Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
497- Added last and mesg to installation targets
498- rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
499
5002.58-2 04-Jan-1996
501- Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
502- Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
503
5042.58-1 31-Dec-1995
505- Added the latest debian files.
506- Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
507- Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
508- Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
509
5102.57d 03-Dec-1995
511- Added sulogin
512- Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
513 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
514- Moved fastboot to /fastboot
515- Folded in Debian patches.
516- Removed old scripts
517- Added debian /etc/directory.
518
5192.57c 08-Oct-1995
520- Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
521- Processes no longer killed when "process" field
522 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
523
5242.57b xx-Aug-1995
525- Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
526
5272.57a 10-Jul-1995
528- Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
529- Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
530- Changed dowall.c
531- Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
532
5332.57 22-May-1995
534- Changed a few things here and there, didn't
535 really document it :)
536
5372.55 17-Jan-1995
538- Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
539
5402.54 12-Jan-1995
541- Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
542- added /etc/initscript
543- reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
544- Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
545
5462.53 10-Oct-1994
547- Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
548 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
549- Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
550- Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
551
5522.52 30-Aug-1994
553- Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
554- Updated `last'.
555- Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
556TODO:
557* Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
558* update powerd
559* remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
560* remote shutdown
561
5622.50 14-Feb-1994
563- Ignores unknown command line arguments.
564- Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
565- Lots of changes all over the place.
566 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
567 runlevel into utmp file etc)
568- now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
569- Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
570 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
571- runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
572- added support for serial console.
573- updated Propaganda, manpages.
574- added shutdown access control.
575
5762.4 24-May-93
577- Send out the official version into the world as
578 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
579
5802.4g 15-May-93
581- Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
582 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
583 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
584 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
585
5862.4a 22-Apr-93
587- Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
588- Changed init to write wtmp records that are
589 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
590 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
591 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
592 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
593- Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
594 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
595 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
596
5972.2.3 24-Mar-93
598- Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
599 unneeded.
600- Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
601- Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
602- This version is stable enough to post.
603
6042.2 02-Mar-93
605- Made wait()'s asynchronous
606- Changed whole thing to one big state machine
607- Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
608- Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
609 process will be executed when the system goes from a
610 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
611 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
612
6132.1 28-Jan-93
614- Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
615- Check 'initdefault' for validity.
616- Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
617- Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
618 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
619- Added patches to use syslog if defined.
620
6212.0 08-Dec-92
622- Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
623 version number.
624- Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
625- With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
626 run standalone for test purposes.
627
6281.3, 05-Jul-92
629- Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
630 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
631
6321.2, 16-Jun-92
633- Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
634 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
635
6361.1, 30-Apr-92
637- Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
638 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
639 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
640- Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
641- _SYSV support is really Linux support,
642 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
643
644 1.0, 01-Feb-92
645- Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
646 operating system. Required some mods. to the
647 kernel.
648