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1 sysvinit (2.89) 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 * Document length limit for the process field in the inittab. Patch
81 from Johannes Truschnigg and Debian.
82 * Fix typo in fstab-decode(8) font escape. Patch from Bjarni Ingi
83 Gislason and Debian.
84 * Port ifdown.c to FreeBSD. Patch from Guillem Jover and Debian.
85 * Drop dsf part from version number. It no longer make sense to keep.
86 * Remove obsolete/ directory from tarball. None of it have been useful
87 for many years.
88
89 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
90
91 sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low
92
93 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
94 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
95 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
96 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
97 from Bill Nottingham.
98 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
99 before files are copied into them.
100 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
101 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
102 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
103 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
104 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
105 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
106 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
107 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
108 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
109 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
110 Frysinger and Gentoo.
111 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
112 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
113 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
114 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
115 Patch from Debian.
116 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
117 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
118 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
119 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
120 * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
121 while.
122 * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
123 headers.
124 * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
125 get binaries with debug information installed.
126
127 [ Werner Fink ]
128 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
129 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
130 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
131 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
132 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
133 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
134 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
135 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
136 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
137 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
138 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
139 * Use paths.h macros for wall
140 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
141 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
142 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
143 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
144 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
145 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
146 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
147 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
148 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
149 * init - avoid compiler warnings
150 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
151 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
152 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
153 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
154 * Fix some minor problems
155 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
156 * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
157 * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
158 /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
159 * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
160 * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
161 only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
162 * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
163 Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
164 * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
165 #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
166 the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen. This
167 patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
168 usefullness. It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
169 do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function. The current
170 sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
171 encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
172 * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
173 use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
174 * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
175 getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
176 * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
177 * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
178 * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
179 * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle MD5, SHA, and
180 Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
181 * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh
182
183 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
184
185 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
186
187 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
188 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
189 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
190 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
191 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
192 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
193 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
194 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
195 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
196 Patch by Thomas Hood.
197 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
198 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
199 mentioned in the manual page.
200 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
201 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
202 and SuSe.
203 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
204 are stripped.
205 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
206 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
207 Nottingham and Fedora.
208 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
209 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
210 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
211 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
212 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
213 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
214 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
215 boot. Patch from SuSe.
216 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
217 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
218 Thomas Hood.
219 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
220 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
221 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
222 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
223 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
224 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
225 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
226 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
227 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
228 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
229 the child successfully.
230 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
231 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
232 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
233 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
234 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
235 from Thomas Hood.
236 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
237 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
238 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
239 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
240 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
241 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
242 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
243 Samuel Thibault.
244 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
245 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
246 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
247 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
248 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
249 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
250 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
251 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
252 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
253 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
254 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
255 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
256 Ubuntu.
257 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
258 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
259 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
260 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
261 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
262 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
263 Modderman.
264 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
265 and document this requirement in the manual page.
266 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
267 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
268 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
269 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
270
271 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
272
273 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
274
275 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
276 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
277 * Applied trivial OWL patches
278 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
279 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
280 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
281 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
282 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
283 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
284 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
285 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
286 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
287 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
288 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
289 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
290 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
291 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
292 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
293 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
294 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
295 sulogin-message, user-console)
296
297 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
298
299 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
300
301 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
302 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
303 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
304 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
305 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
306 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
307 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
308 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
309 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
310 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
311 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
312 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
313 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
314
315 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
316
317 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
318
319 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
320 and give a clear error when that fails.
321 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
322 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
323 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
324
325 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
326
327 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
328
329 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
330 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
331 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
332 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
333 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
334
335 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
336
337 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
338
339 * Print out correct version number at startup.
340 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
341
342 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
343
344 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
345
346 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
347 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
348 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
349 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
350 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
351 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
352
353 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
354
355 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
356 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
357
358 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
359
360 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
361
362 * New upstream version
363 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
364 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
365 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
366 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
367 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
368 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
369 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
370 * Update README (closes: #85650)
371 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
372 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
373 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
374 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
375
376 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
377
378 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
379
380 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
381 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
382
383 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
384
385 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
386
387 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
388 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
389 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
390 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
391
392 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
393
394 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
395
396 * Fix last -i option
397
398 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
399
400 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
401
402 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
403 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
404 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
405
406 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
407
408 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
409
410 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
411 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
412 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
413 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
414 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
415 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
416
417 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
418
419 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
420
421 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
422
423 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
424
425 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
426
427 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
428
429 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
430
431 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
432
433 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
434 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
435 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
436 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
437 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
438 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
439 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
440 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
441 help devfs a bit.
442 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
443 again in support of devfs.
444 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
445
446 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
447
448 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
449
450 * Fix last.c again.
451 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
452 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
453
454 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
455
456 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
457
458 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
459 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
460 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
461 * Fixes bugs:
462 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
463 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
464 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
465 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
466 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
467 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
468 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
469 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
470 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
471
472 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
473
474 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
475
476 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
477 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
478 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
479
480 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
481
482 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
483
484 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
485 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
486 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
487 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
488 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
489 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
490 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
491 24 Feb 1998, AV:
492 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
493 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
494 re_exec fails.
495
496 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
497
498 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
499
500 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
501
502 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
503
504 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
505
506 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
507 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
508 might have been more hidden problems.
509 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
510 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
511 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
512 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
513 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
514 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
515 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
516
517 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
518
519 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
520
521 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
522
523 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
524
525 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
526
527 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
528 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
529 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
530 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
531 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
532 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
533 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
534 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
535 * Compiled for libc6
536 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
537
538 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
539
540 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
541
542 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
543
544 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
545
546 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
547
548 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
549 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
550 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
551 * Removed sync() from main loop.
552 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
553
554 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
555
556 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
557
558 * Respawn fix
559 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
560 * Moved files in source archive around
561 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
562 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
563 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
564
565 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
566
567 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
568
569 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
570 /dev/tty0)
571
572 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
573
574 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
575
576 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
577 daemons
578 * Puts copyright file in the right place
579
580 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
581
582 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
583
584 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
585 being used..
586 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
587 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
588 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
589 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
590 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
591 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
592 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
593 /var/log and /etc itself.
594
595 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
596
597 2.66 29-Oct-1996
598 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
599 being used..
600 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
601 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
602 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
603 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
604 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
605 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
606 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
607 /var/log and /etc itself.
608
609 2.64 28-Jun-1996
610 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
611 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
612 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
613 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
614 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
615 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
616 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
617 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
618
619 2.63 14-Jun-1996
620 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
621 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
622 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
623
624 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
625 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
626 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
627
628 2.62 31-May-1996
629 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
630 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
631 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
632 - Added docs for Slackware
633
634 2.61-3 29-May-1996
635 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
636 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
637 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
638
639 2.61 29-Apr-1996
640 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
641 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
642 - Fixed killall5 problems
643 - Added manpage for lastb
644 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
645 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
646 - Added timeout option to sulogin
647
648 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
649 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
650 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
651 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
652
653 2.60 01-Apr-1996
654 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
655 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
656 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
657 - Added architecture to debian.control
658 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
659 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
660 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
661 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
662
663 2.59 10-Mar-1996
664 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
665 - removed closelog() from init.c
666 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
667 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
668 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
669 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
670
671 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
672 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
673 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
674
675 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
676 - Added the latest debian files.
677 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
678 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
679 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
680
681 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
682 - Added sulogin
683 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
684 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
685 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
686 - Folded in Debian patches.
687 - Removed old scripts
688 - Added debian /etc/directory.
689
690 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
691 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
692 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
693 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
694
695 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
696 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
697
698 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
699 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
700 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
701 - Changed dowall.c
702 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
703
704 2.57 22-May-1995
705 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
706 really document it :)
707
708 2.55 17-Jan-1995
709 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
710
711 2.54 12-Jan-1995
712 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
713 - added /etc/initscript
714 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
715 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
716
717 2.53 10-Oct-1994
718 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
719 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
720 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
721 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
722
723 2.52 30-Aug-1994
724 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
725 - Updated `last'.
726 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
727 TODO:
728 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
729 * update powerd
730 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
731 * remote shutdown
732
733 2.50 14-Feb-1994
734 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
735 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
736 - Lots of changes all over the place.
737 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
738 runlevel into utmp file etc)
739 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
740 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
741 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
742 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
743 - added support for serial console.
744 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
745 - added shutdown access control.
746
747 2.4 24-May-93
748 - Send out the official version into the world as
749 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
750
751 2.4g 15-May-93
752 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
753 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
754 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
755 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
756
757 2.4a 22-Apr-93
758 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
759 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
760 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
761 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
762 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
763 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
764 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
765 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
766 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
767
768 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
769 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
770 unneeded.
771 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
772 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
773 - This version is stable enough to post.
774
775 2.2 02-Mar-93
776 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
777 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
778 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
779 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
780 process will be executed when the system goes from a
781 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
782 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
783
784 2.1 28-Jan-93
785 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
786 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
787 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
788 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
789 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
790 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
791
792 2.0 08-Dec-92
793 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
794 version number.
795 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
796 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
797 run standalone for test purposes.
798
799 1.3, 05-Jul-92
800 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
801 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
802
803 1.2, 16-Jun-92
804 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
805 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
806
807 1.1, 30-Apr-92
808 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
809 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
810 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
811 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
812 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
813 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
814
815 1.0, 01-Feb-92
816 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
817 operating system. Required some mods. to the
818 kernel.
819