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1 sysvinit (2.89dsf) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
2
3 [ Werner Fink ]
4 * Do not forget room for last NULL of new environment (was
5 local bug 35866)
6 * Handle deleted binaries in pidof (was local bug #34992)
7 * Allow init to delete extra environment variables (was local bug
8 #35858)
9 * Avoid that init double environment variables for its childs
10 (was local bug #35855)
11 * Remove man-db tag for encoding for canonical man
12 * Sulogin: try to detect the real device(s) used for the system console
13 /dev/console if but only if /dev/console is used. On Linux this can
14 be more than one device, e.g. a serial line as well as a virtual
15 console as well as a simple printer.
16 * Fix counting message lines in wall. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
17 * Fix bad printf conversion specifier in wall. Patch from S├ębastien Luttringer.
18 * Add patches from Openwall project. Thanks goes to Solar Designer.
19 * Add code to detect the system consoles with the help of the
20 new /proc/consoles files of linux kernel 2.6.38+
21 * Try to make utmpdump IPv6 valid, change based on suggestion from
22 Navdeep Bhatia (see local bug #32429)
23 * Fix signal and alarm handling based on the patch from Florent Viard.
24 (was local bug #32304)
25 * Add fix for Redhat bug #573346: last incorrectly displays IPv6
26 addresses (was local bug #29497)
27 * Correct fix for Debian bug #547073: use IUTF8 flag if defined
28 and if already set to make sure the utf-8 flag is not cleared
29 from the tty. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
30 * Include limits.h in killall.c to enforce definition of PATH_MAX
31 * Fix sysvinit bug #29758 Linker invocation should not contain
32 headers. Change based on patch from Elias Pipping.
33 * Add fix for Debian bug #580272: use return value 1 of
34 is_selinux_enabled() to determine if SELinux is enabled,
35 otherwise initialize SELinux and load the policy. Patch from
36 Petter Reinholdtsen.
37 * Make quotes visible in example of the manual page of fstab-decode
38 * Sulogin: enforce reconnection of stdin/stdout/stderr if a device
39 was specified.
40 * Sulogin: if zero is read at reading the passwd guess it's done.
41 * Sulogin: respect byte order that is do not mix chars and ints
42 * Shutdown: use PATH_DEFAULT as suggested by Paul Arthur in local bug #36101
43 * Killall5/pidof: handle strange names of executables (local bug #36252)
44 * Sulogin: be aware the crypt(3) may fail (local bug #36313)
45
46 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
47 * Next release will be 2.89dsf.
48 * Add #ifdef in bootlogd.c to avoid gcc warnings about unused
49 variable on non-linux platforms.
50 * Only set the VSWTC field for termios in init if it is available,
51 to get the source building on FreeBSD.
52 * Add some code to be able to detect programs even as user with
53 kernel 3.0 and above
54 * Improve message printed when signaling processes to stop.
55 Patch from Matias A. Fonzo at the dragora project.
56 * Rename internal functions warn() and shutdown() in the shutdown
57 binary to avoid surprising dynamic library name resolution
58 conflict with NSS modules. Patch from Richard Tollerton.
59 * Try harder to find libcrypt.*, even if there is no static library
60 available. Also look in /usr/lib/*/ for the library, to handle
61 Debian multiarch systems. Based on patch from Andrew Gregory.
62 * Adjust included headers to be compatible with the musl C
63 library. Patch from Matias A. Fonzo and Dragora.
64 * Move dovoid() macro from #ifdef__GLIBC__ to #ifdef __linux__,
65 to match the condutions of the place where it is used. Thanks
66 to Matias A. Fonzo for noticing.
67 * Define _XOPEN_SOURCE when building to get crypt() from <unistd.h>
68 instead of using <crypt.h> in sulogin.c, to get the source building
69 with the musl C library.
70 * Use sysconf(_SC_SYMLOOP_MAX) instead of MAXSYMLINKS. If sysconf
71 returns an error, fall back to MAXSYMLINKS on platforms that
72 define it. Fixes build on Hurd. Patch from Justus Winter and
73 Debian.
74 * Adjust makefile to make it easier to link all binaries statically.
75 Patch from Matias A. Fonzo and Dragora.
76 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd.c to not chance working directory, to
77 reduce the amount of failure that can happin in that function.
78
79 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
80
81 sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low
82
83 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
84 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
85 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
86 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
87 from Bill Nottingham.
88 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
89 before files are copied into them.
90 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
91 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
92 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
93 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
94 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
95 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
96 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
97 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
98 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
99 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
100 Frysinger and Gentoo.
101 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
102 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
103 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
104 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
105 Patch from Debian.
106 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
107 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
108 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
109 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
110 * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
111 while.
112 * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
113 headers.
114 * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
115 get binaries with debug information installed.
116
117 [ Werner Fink ]
118 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
119 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
120 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
121 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
122 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
123 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
124 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
125 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
126 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
127 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
128 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
129 * Use paths.h macros for wall
130 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
131 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
132 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
133 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
134 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
135 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
136 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
137 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
138 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
139 * init - avoid compiler warnings
140 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
141 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
142 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
143 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
144 * Fix some minor problems
145 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
146 * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
147 * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
148 /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
149 * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
150 * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
151 only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
152 * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
153 Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
154 * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
155 #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
156 the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen. This
157 patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
158 usefullness. It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
159 do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function. The current
160 sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
161 encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
162 * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
163 use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
164 * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
165 getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
166 * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
167 * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
168 * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
169 * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle MD5, SHA, and
170 Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
171 * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh
172
173 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
174
175 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
176
177 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
178 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
179 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
180 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
181 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
182 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
183 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
184 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
185 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
186 Patch by Thomas Hood.
187 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
188 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
189 mentioned in the manual page.
190 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
191 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
192 and SuSe.
193 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
194 are stripped.
195 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
196 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
197 Nottingham and Fedora.
198 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
199 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
200 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
201 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
202 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
203 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
204 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
205 boot. Patch from SuSe.
206 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
207 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
208 Thomas Hood.
209 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
210 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
211 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
212 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
213 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
214 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
215 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
216 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
217 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
218 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
219 the child successfully.
220 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
221 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
222 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
223 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
224 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
225 from Thomas Hood.
226 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
227 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
228 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
229 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
230 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
231 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
232 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
233 Samuel Thibault.
234 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
235 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
236 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
237 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
238 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
239 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
240 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
241 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
242 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
243 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
244 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
245 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
246 Ubuntu.
247 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
248 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
249 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
250 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
251 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
252 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
253 Modderman.
254 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
255 and document this requirement in the manual page.
256 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
257 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
258 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
259 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
260
261 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
262
263 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
264
265 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
266 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
267 * Applied trivial OWL patches
268 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
269 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
270 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
271 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
272 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
273 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
274 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
275 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
276 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
277 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
278 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
279 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
280 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
281 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
282 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
283 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
284 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
285 sulogin-message, user-console)
286
287 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
288
289 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
290
291 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
292 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
293 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
294 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
295 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
296 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
297 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
298 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
299 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
300 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
301 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
302 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
303 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
304
305 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
306
307 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
308
309 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
310 and give a clear error when that fails.
311 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
312 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
313 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
314
315 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
316
317 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
318
319 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
320 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
321 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
322 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
323 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
324
325 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
326
327 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
328
329 * Print out correct version number at startup.
330 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
331
332 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
333
334 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
335
336 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
337 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
338 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
339 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
340 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
341 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
342
343 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
344
345 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
346 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
347
348 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
349
350 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
351
352 * New upstream version
353 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
354 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
355 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
356 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
357 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
358 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
359 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
360 * Update README (closes: #85650)
361 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
362 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
363 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
364 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
365
366 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
367
368 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
369
370 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
371 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
372
373 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
374
375 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
376
377 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
378 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
379 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
380 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
381
382 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
383
384 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
385
386 * Fix last -i option
387
388 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
389
390 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
391
392 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
393 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
394 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
395
396 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
397
398 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
399
400 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
401 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
402 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
403 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
404 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
405 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
406
407 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
408
409 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
410
411 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
412
413 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
414
415 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
416
417 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
418
419 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
420
421 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
422
423 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
424 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
425 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
426 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
427 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
428 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
429 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
430 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
431 help devfs a bit.
432 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
433 again in support of devfs.
434 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
435
436 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
437
438 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
439
440 * Fix last.c again.
441 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
442 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
443
444 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
445
446 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
447
448 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
449 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
450 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
451 * Fixes bugs:
452 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
453 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
454 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
455 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
456 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
457 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
458 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
459 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
460 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
461
462 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
463
464 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
465
466 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
467 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
468 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
469
470 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
471
472 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
473
474 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
475 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
476 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
477 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
478 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
479 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
480 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
481 24 Feb 1998, AV:
482 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
483 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
484 re_exec fails.
485
486 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
487
488 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
489
490 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
491
492 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
493
494 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
495
496 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
497 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
498 might have been more hidden problems.
499 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
500 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
501 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
502 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
503 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
504 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
505 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
506
507 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
508
509 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
510
511 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
512
513 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
514
515 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
516
517 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
518 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
519 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
520 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
521 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
522 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
523 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
524 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
525 * Compiled for libc6
526 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
527
528 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
529
530 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
531
532 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
533
534 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
535
536 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
537
538 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
539 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
540 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
541 * Removed sync() from main loop.
542 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
543
544 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
545
546 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
547
548 * Respawn fix
549 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
550 * Moved files in source archive around
551 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
552 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
553 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
554
555 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
556
557 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
558
559 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
560 /dev/tty0)
561
562 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
563
564 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
565
566 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
567 daemons
568 * Puts copyright file in the right place
569
570 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
571
572 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
573
574 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
575 being used..
576 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
577 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
578 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
579 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
580 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
581 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
582 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
583 /var/log and /etc itself.
584
585 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
586
587 2.66 29-Oct-1996
588 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
589 being used..
590 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
591 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
592 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
593 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
594 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
595 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
596 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
597 /var/log and /etc itself.
598
599 2.64 28-Jun-1996
600 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
601 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
602 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
603 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
604 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
605 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
606 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
607 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
608
609 2.63 14-Jun-1996
610 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
611 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
612 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
613
614 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
615 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
616 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
617
618 2.62 31-May-1996
619 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
620 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
621 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
622 - Added docs for Slackware
623
624 2.61-3 29-May-1996
625 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
626 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
627 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
628
629 2.61 29-Apr-1996
630 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
631 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
632 - Fixed killall5 problems
633 - Added manpage for lastb
634 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
635 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
636 - Added timeout option to sulogin
637
638 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
639 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
640 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
641 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
642
643 2.60 01-Apr-1996
644 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
645 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
646 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
647 - Added architecture to debian.control
648 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
649 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
650 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
651 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
652
653 2.59 10-Mar-1996
654 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
655 - removed closelog() from init.c
656 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
657 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
658 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
659 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
660
661 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
662 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
663 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
664
665 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
666 - Added the latest debian files.
667 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
668 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
669 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
670
671 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
672 - Added sulogin
673 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
674 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
675 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
676 - Folded in Debian patches.
677 - Removed old scripts
678 - Added debian /etc/directory.
679
680 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
681 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
682 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
683 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
684
685 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
686 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
687
688 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
689 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
690 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
691 - Changed dowall.c
692 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
693
694 2.57 22-May-1995
695 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
696 really document it :)
697
698 2.55 17-Jan-1995
699 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
700
701 2.54 12-Jan-1995
702 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
703 - added /etc/initscript
704 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
705 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
706
707 2.53 10-Oct-1994
708 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
709 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
710 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
711 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
712
713 2.52 30-Aug-1994
714 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
715 - Updated `last'.
716 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
717 TODO:
718 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
719 * update powerd
720 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
721 * remote shutdown
722
723 2.50 14-Feb-1994
724 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
725 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
726 - Lots of changes all over the place.
727 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
728 runlevel into utmp file etc)
729 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
730 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
731 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
732 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
733 - added support for serial console.
734 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
735 - added shutdown access control.
736
737 2.4 24-May-93
738 - Send out the official version into the world as
739 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
740
741 2.4g 15-May-93
742 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
743 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
744 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
745 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
746
747 2.4a 22-Apr-93
748 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
749 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
750 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
751 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
752 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
753 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
754 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
755 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
756 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
757
758 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
759 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
760 unneeded.
761 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
762 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
763 - This version is stable enough to post.
764
765 2.2 02-Mar-93
766 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
767 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
768 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
769 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
770 process will be executed when the system goes from a
771 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
772 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
773
774 2.1 28-Jan-93
775 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
776 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
777 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
778 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
779 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
780 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
781
782 2.0 08-Dec-92
783 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
784 version number.
785 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
786 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
787 run standalone for test purposes.
788
789 1.3, 05-Jul-92
790 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
791 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
792
793 1.2, 16-Jun-92
794 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
795 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
796
797 1.1, 30-Apr-92
798 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
799 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
800 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
801 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
802 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
803 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
804
805 1.0, 01-Feb-92
806 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
807 operating system. Required some mods. to the
808 kernel.
809