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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 * Adapt bootlogd TIOCCONS call to kfreebsd. Patch from Mats Erik
79 Andersson and Debian.
80
81 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
82
83 sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low
84
85 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
86 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
87 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
88 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
89 from Bill Nottingham.
90 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
91 before files are copied into them.
92 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
93 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
94 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
95 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
96 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
97 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
98 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
99 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
100 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
101 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
102 Frysinger and Gentoo.
103 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
104 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
105 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
106 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
107 Patch from Debian.
108 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
109 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
110 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
111 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
112 * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
113 while.
114 * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
115 headers.
116 * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
117 get binaries with debug information installed.
118
119 [ Werner Fink ]
120 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
121 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
122 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
123 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
124 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
125 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
126 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
127 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
128 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
129 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
130 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
131 * Use paths.h macros for wall
132 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
133 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
134 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
135 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
136 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
137 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
138 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
139 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
140 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
141 * init - avoid compiler warnings
142 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
143 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
144 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
145 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
146 * Fix some minor problems
147 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
148 * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
149 * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
150 /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
151 * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
152 * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
153 only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
154 * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
155 Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
156 * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
157 #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
158 the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen. This
159 patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
160 usefullness. It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
161 do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function. The current
162 sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
163 encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
164 * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
165 use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
166 * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
167 getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
168 * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
169 * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
170 * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
171 * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle MD5, SHA, and
172 Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
173 * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh
174
175 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
176
177 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
178
179 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
180 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
181 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
182 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
183 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
184 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
185 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
186 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
187 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
188 Patch by Thomas Hood.
189 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
190 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
191 mentioned in the manual page.
192 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
193 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
194 and SuSe.
195 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
196 are stripped.
197 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
198 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
199 Nottingham and Fedora.
200 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
201 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
202 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
203 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
204 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
205 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
206 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
207 boot. Patch from SuSe.
208 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
209 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
210 Thomas Hood.
211 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
212 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
213 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
214 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
215 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
216 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
217 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
218 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
219 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
220 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
221 the child successfully.
222 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
223 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
224 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
225 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
226 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
227 from Thomas Hood.
228 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
229 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
230 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
231 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
232 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
233 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
234 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
235 Samuel Thibault.
236 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
237 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
238 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
239 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
240 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
241 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
242 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
243 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
244 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
245 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
246 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
247 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
248 Ubuntu.
249 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
250 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
251 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
252 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
253 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
254 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
255 Modderman.
256 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
257 and document this requirement in the manual page.
258 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
259 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
260 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
261 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
262
263 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
264
265 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
266
267 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
268 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
269 * Applied trivial OWL patches
270 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
271 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
272 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
273 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
274 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
275 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
276 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
277 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
278 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
279 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
280 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
281 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
282 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
283 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
284 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
285 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
286 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
287 sulogin-message, user-console)
288
289 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
290
291 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
292
293 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
294 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
295 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
296 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
297 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
298 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
299 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
300 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
301 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
302 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
303 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
304 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
305 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
306
307 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
308
309 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
310
311 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
312 and give a clear error when that fails.
313 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
314 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
315 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
316
317 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
318
319 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
320
321 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
322 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
323 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
324 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
325 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
326
327 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
328
329 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
330
331 * Print out correct version number at startup.
332 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
333
334 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
335
336 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
337
338 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
339 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
340 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
341 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
342 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
343 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
344
345 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
346
347 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
348 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
349
350 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
351
352 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
353
354 * New upstream version
355 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
356 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
357 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
358 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
359 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
360 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
361 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
362 * Update README (closes: #85650)
363 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
364 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
365 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
366 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
367
368 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
369
370 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
371
372 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
373 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
374
375 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
376
377 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
378
379 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
380 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
381 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
382 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
383
384 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
385
386 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
387
388 * Fix last -i option
389
390 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
391
392 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
393
394 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
395 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
396 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
397
398 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
399
400 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
401
402 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
403 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
404 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
405 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
406 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
407 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
408
409 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
410
411 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
412
413 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
414
415 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
416
417 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
418
419 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
420
421 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
422
423 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
424
425 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
426 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
427 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
428 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
429 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
430 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
431 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
432 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
433 help devfs a bit.
434 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
435 again in support of devfs.
436 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
437
438 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
439
440 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
441
442 * Fix last.c again.
443 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
444 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
445
446 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
447
448 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
449
450 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
451 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
452 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
453 * Fixes bugs:
454 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
455 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
456 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
457 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
458 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
459 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
460 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
461 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
462 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
463
464 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
465
466 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
467
468 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
469 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
470 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
471
472 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
473
474 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
475
476 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
477 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
478 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
479 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
480 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
481 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
482 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
483 24 Feb 1998, AV:
484 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
485 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
486 re_exec fails.
487
488 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
489
490 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
491
492 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
493
494 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
495
496 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
497
498 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
499 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
500 might have been more hidden problems.
501 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
502 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
503 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
504 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
505 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
506 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
507 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
508
509 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
510
511 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
512
513 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
514
515 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
516
517 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
518
519 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
520 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
521 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
522 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
523 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
524 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
525 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
526 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
527 * Compiled for libc6
528 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
529
530 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
531
532 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
533
534 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
535
536 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
537
538 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
539
540 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
541 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
542 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
543 * Removed sync() from main loop.
544 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
545
546 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
547
548 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
549
550 * Respawn fix
551 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
552 * Moved files in source archive around
553 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
554 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
555 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
556
557 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
558
559 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
560
561 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
562 /dev/tty0)
563
564 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
565
566 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
567
568 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
569 daemons
570 * Puts copyright file in the right place
571
572 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
573
574 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
575
576 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
577 being used..
578 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
579 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
580 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
581 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
582 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
583 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
584 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
585 /var/log and /etc itself.
586
587 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
588
589 2.66 29-Oct-1996
590 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
591 being used..
592 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
593 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
594 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
595 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
596 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
597 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
598 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
599 /var/log and /etc itself.
600
601 2.64 28-Jun-1996
602 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
603 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
604 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
605 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
606 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
607 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
608 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
609 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
610
611 2.63 14-Jun-1996
612 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
613 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
614 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
615
616 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
617 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
618 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
619
620 2.62 31-May-1996
621 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
622 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
623 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
624 - Added docs for Slackware
625
626 2.61-3 29-May-1996
627 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
628 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
629 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
630
631 2.61 29-Apr-1996
632 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
633 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
634 - Fixed killall5 problems
635 - Added manpage for lastb
636 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
637 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
638 - Added timeout option to sulogin
639
640 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
641 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
642 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
643 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
644
645 2.60 01-Apr-1996
646 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
647 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
648 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
649 - Added architecture to debian.control
650 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
651 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
652 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
653 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
654
655 2.59 10-Mar-1996
656 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
657 - removed closelog() from init.c
658 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
659 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
660 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
661 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
662
663 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
664 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
665 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
666
667 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
668 - Added the latest debian files.
669 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
670 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
671 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
672
673 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
674 - Added sulogin
675 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
676 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
677 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
678 - Folded in Debian patches.
679 - Removed old scripts
680 - Added debian /etc/directory.
681
682 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
683 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
684 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
685 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
686
687 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
688 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
689
690 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
691 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
692 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
693 - Changed dowall.c
694 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
695
696 2.57 22-May-1995
697 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
698 really document it :)
699
700 2.55 17-Jan-1995
701 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
702
703 2.54 12-Jan-1995
704 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
705 - added /etc/initscript
706 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
707 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
708
709 2.53 10-Oct-1994
710 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
711 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
712 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
713 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
714
715 2.52 30-Aug-1994
716 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
717 - Updated `last'.
718 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
719 TODO:
720 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
721 * update powerd
722 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
723 * remote shutdown
724
725 2.50 14-Feb-1994
726 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
727 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
728 - Lots of changes all over the place.
729 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
730 runlevel into utmp file etc)
731 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
732 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
733 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
734 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
735 - added support for serial console.
736 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
737 - added shutdown access control.
738
739 2.4 24-May-93
740 - Send out the official version into the world as
741 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
742
743 2.4g 15-May-93
744 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
745 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
746 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
747 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
748
749 2.4a 22-Apr-93
750 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
751 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
752 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
753 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
754 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
755 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
756 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
757 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
758 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
759
760 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
761 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
762 unneeded.
763 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
764 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
765 - This version is stable enough to post.
766
767 2.2 02-Mar-93
768 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
769 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
770 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
771 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
772 process will be executed when the system goes from a
773 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
774 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
775
776 2.1 28-Jan-93
777 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
778 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
779 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
780 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
781 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
782 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
783
784 2.0 08-Dec-92
785 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
786 version number.
787 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
788 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
789 run standalone for test purposes.
790
791 1.3, 05-Jul-92
792 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
793 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
794
795 1.2, 16-Jun-92
796 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
797 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
798
799 1.1, 30-Apr-92
800 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
801 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
802 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
803 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
804 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
805 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
806
807 1.0, 01-Feb-92
808 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
809 operating system. Required some mods. to the
810 kernel.
811