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