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