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1 sysvinit (2.89dsf) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
2
3 [ Werner Fink ]
4 * Do not forget room for last NULL of new environment (was
5 local bug 35866)
6 * Handle deleted binaries in pidof (was local bug #34992)
7 * Allow init to delete extra environment variables (was local bug
8 #35858)
9 * Avoid that init double environment variables for its childs
10 (was local bug #35855)
11 * Remove man-db tag for encoding for canonical man
12 * Sulogin: try to detect the real device(s) used for the system console
13 /dev/console if but only if /dev/console is used. On Linux this can
14 be more than one device, e.g. a serial line as well as a virtual
15 console as well as a simple printer.
16 * Fix counting message lines in wall. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
17 * Fix bad printf conversion specifier in wall. Patch from S├ębastien Luttringer.
18 * Add patches from Openwall project. Thanks goes to Solar Designer.
19 * Add code to detect the system consoles with the help of the
20 new /proc/consoles files of linux kernel 2.6.38+
21 * Try to make utmpdump IPv6 valid, change based on suggestion from
22 Navdeep Bhatia (see local bug #32429)
23 * Fix signal and alarm handling based on the patch from Florent Viard.
24 (was local bug #32304)
25 * Add fix for Redhat bug #573346: last incorrectly displays IPv6
26 addresses (was local bug #29497)
27 * Correct fix for Debian bug #547073: use IUTF8 flag if defined
28 and if already set to make sure the utf-8 flag is not cleared
29 from the tty. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
30 * Include limits.h in killall.c to enforce definition of PATH_MAX
31 * Fix sysvinit bug #29758 Linker invocation should not contain
32 headers. Change based on patch from Elias Pipping.
33 * Add fix for Debian bug #580272: use return value 1 of
34 is_selinux_enabled() to determine if SELinux is enabled,
35 otherwise initialize SELinux and load the policy. Patch from
36 Petter Reinholdtsen.
37 * Make quotes visible in example of the manual page of fstab-decode
38 * Sulogin: enforce reconnection of stdin/stdout/stderr if a device
39 was specified.
40 * Sulogin: if zero is read at reading the passwd guess it's done.
41 * Sulogin: respect byte order that is do not mix chars and ints
42 * Shutdown: use PATH_DEFAULT as suggested by Paul Arthur in local bug #36101
43 * Killall5/pidof: handle strange names of executables (local bug #36252)
44 * Sulogin: be aware the crypt(3) may fail (local bug #36313)
45
46 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
47 * Next release will be 2.89dsf.
48 * Add #ifdef in bootlogd.c to avoid gcc warnings about unused
49 variable on non-linux platforms.
50 * Only set the VSWTC field for termios in init if it is available,
51 to get the source building on FreeBSD.
52 * Add some code to be able to detect programs even as user with
53 kernel 3.0 and above
54 * Improve message printed when signaling processes to stop.
55 Patch from Matias A. Fonzo at the dragora project.
56 * Rename internal functions warn() and shutdown() in the shutdown
57 binary to avoid surprising dynamic library name resolution
58 conflict with NSS modules. Patch from Richard Tollerton.
59 * Try harder to find libcrypt.*, even if there is no static library
60 available. Also look in /usr/lib/*/ for the library, to handle
61 Debian multiarch systems. Based on patch from Andrew Gregory.
62 * Adjust included headers to be compatible with the musl C
63 library. Patch from Matias A. Fonzo and Dragora.
64 * Move dovoid() macro from #ifdef__GLIBC__ to #ifdef __linux__,
65 to match the condutions of the place where it is used. Thanks
66 to Matias A. Fonzo for noticing.
67 * Define _XOPEN_SOURCE when building to get crypt() from <unistd.h>
68 instead of using <crypt.h> in sulogin.c, to get the source building
69 with the musl C library.
70 * Use sysconf(_SC_SYMLOOP_MAX) instead of MAXSYMLINKS. If sysconf
71 returns an error, fall back to MAXSYMLINKS on platforms that
72 define it. Fixes build on Hurd. Patch from Justus Winter and
73 Debian.
74 * Adjust makefile to make it easier to link all binaries statically.
75 Patch from Matias A. Fonzo and Dragora.
76 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd.c to not chance working directory, to
77 reduce the amount of failure that can happin in that function.
78 * Adapt bootlogd TIOCCONS call to kfreebsd. Patch from Mats Erik
79 Andersson and Debian.
80 * Document length limit for the process field in the inittab. Patch
81 from Johannes Truschnigg and Debian.
82
83 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
84
85 sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low
86
87 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
88 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
89 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
90 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
91 from Bill Nottingham.
92 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
93 before files are copied into them.
94 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
95 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
96 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
97 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
98 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
99 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
100 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
101 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
102 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
103 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
104 Frysinger and Gentoo.
105 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
106 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
107 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
108 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
109 Patch from Debian.
110 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
111 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
112 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
113 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
114 * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
115 while.
116 * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
117 headers.
118 * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
119 get binaries with debug information installed.
120
121 [ Werner Fink ]
122 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
123 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
124 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
125 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
126 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
127 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
128 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
129 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
130 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
131 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
132 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
133 * Use paths.h macros for wall
134 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
135 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
136 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
137 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
138 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
139 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
140 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
141 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
142 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
143 * init - avoid compiler warnings
144 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
145 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
146 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
147 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
148 * Fix some minor problems
149 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
150 * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
151 * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
152 /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
153 * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
154 * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
155 only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
156 * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
157 Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
158 * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
159 #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
160 the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen. This
161 patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
162 usefullness. It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
163 do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function. The current
164 sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
165 encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
166 * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
167 use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
168 * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
169 getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
170 * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
171 * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
172 * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
173 * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle MD5, SHA, and
174 Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
175 * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh
176
177 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
178
179 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
180
181 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
182 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
183 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
184 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
185 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
186 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
187 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
188 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
189 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
190 Patch by Thomas Hood.
191 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
192 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
193 mentioned in the manual page.
194 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
195 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
196 and SuSe.
197 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
198 are stripped.
199 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
200 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
201 Nottingham and Fedora.
202 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
203 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
204 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
205 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
206 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
207 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
208 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
209 boot. Patch from SuSe.
210 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
211 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
212 Thomas Hood.
213 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
214 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
215 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
216 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
217 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
218 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
219 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
220 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
221 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
222 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
223 the child successfully.
224 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
225 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
226 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
227 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
228 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
229 from Thomas Hood.
230 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
231 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
232 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
233 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
234 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
235 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
236 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
237 Samuel Thibault.
238 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
239 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
240 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
241 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
242 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
243 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
244 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
245 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
246 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
247 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
248 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
249 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
250 Ubuntu.
251 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
252 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
253 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
254 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
255 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
256 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
257 Modderman.
258 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
259 and document this requirement in the manual page.
260 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
261 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
262 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
263 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
264
265 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
266
267 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
268
269 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
270 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
271 * Applied trivial OWL patches
272 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
273 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
274 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
275 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
276 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
277 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
278 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
279 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
280 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
281 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
282 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
283 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
284 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
285 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
286 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
287 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
288 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
289 sulogin-message, user-console)
290
291 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
292
293 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
294
295 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
296 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
297 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
298 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
299 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
300 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
301 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
302 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
303 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
304 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
305 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
306 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
307 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
308
309 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
310
311 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
312
313 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
314 and give a clear error when that fails.
315 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
316 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
317 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
318
319 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
320
321 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
322
323 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
324 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
325 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
326 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
327 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
328
329 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
330
331 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
332
333 * Print out correct version number at startup.
334 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
335
336 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
337
338 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
339
340 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
341 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
342 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
343 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
344 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
345 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
346
347 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
348
349 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
350 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
351
352 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
353
354 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
355
356 * New upstream version
357 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
358 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
359 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
360 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
361 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
362 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
363 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
364 * Update README (closes: #85650)
365 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
366 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
367 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
368 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
369
370 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
371
372 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
373
374 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
375 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
376
377 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
378
379 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
380
381 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
382 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
383 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
384 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
385
386 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
387
388 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
389
390 * Fix last -i option
391
392 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
393
394 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
395
396 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
397 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
398 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
399
400 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
401
402 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
403
404 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
405 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
406 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
407 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
408 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
409 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
410
411 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
412
413 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
414
415 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
416
417 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
418
419 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
420
421 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
422
423 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
424
425 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
426
427 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
428 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
429 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
430 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
431 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
432 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
433 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
434 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
435 help devfs a bit.
436 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
437 again in support of devfs.
438 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
439
440 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
441
442 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
443
444 * Fix last.c again.
445 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
446 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
447
448 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
449
450 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
451
452 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
453 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
454 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
455 * Fixes bugs:
456 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
457 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
458 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
459 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
460 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
461 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
462 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
463 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
464 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
465
466 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
467
468 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
469
470 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
471 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
472 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
473
474 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
475
476 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
477
478 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
479 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
480 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
481 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
482 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
483 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
484 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
485 24 Feb 1998, AV:
486 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
487 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
488 re_exec fails.
489
490 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
491
492 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
493
494 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
495
496 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
497
498 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
499
500 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
501 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
502 might have been more hidden problems.
503 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
504 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
505 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
506 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
507 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
508 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
509 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
510
511 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
512
513 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
514
515 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
516
517 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
518
519 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
520
521 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
522 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
523 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
524 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
525 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
526 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
527 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
528 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
529 * Compiled for libc6
530 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
531
532 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
533
534 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
535
536 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
537
538 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
539
540 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
541
542 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
543 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
544 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
545 * Removed sync() from main loop.
546 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
547
548 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
549
550 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
551
552 * Respawn fix
553 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
554 * Moved files in source archive around
555 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
556 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
557 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
558
559 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
560
561 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
562
563 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
564 /dev/tty0)
565
566 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
567
568 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
569
570 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
571 daemons
572 * Puts copyright file in the right place
573
574 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
575
576 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
577
578 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
579 being used..
580 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
581 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
582 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
583 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
584 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
585 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
586 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
587 /var/log and /etc itself.
588
589 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
590
591 2.66 29-Oct-1996
592 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
593 being used..
594 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
595 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
596 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
597 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
598 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
599 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
600 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
601 /var/log and /etc itself.
602
603 2.64 28-Jun-1996
604 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
605 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
606 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
607 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
608 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
609 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
610 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
611 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
612
613 2.63 14-Jun-1996
614 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
615 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
616 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
617
618 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
619 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
620 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
621
622 2.62 31-May-1996
623 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
624 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
625 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
626 - Added docs for Slackware
627
628 2.61-3 29-May-1996
629 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
630 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
631 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
632
633 2.61 29-Apr-1996
634 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
635 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
636 - Fixed killall5 problems
637 - Added manpage for lastb
638 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
639 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
640 - Added timeout option to sulogin
641
642 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
643 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
644 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
645 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
646
647 2.60 01-Apr-1996
648 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
649 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
650 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
651 - Added architecture to debian.control
652 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
653 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
654 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
655 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
656
657 2.59 10-Mar-1996
658 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
659 - removed closelog() from init.c
660 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
661 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
662 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
663 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
664
665 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
666 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
667 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
668
669 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
670 - Added the latest debian files.
671 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
672 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
673 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
674
675 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
676 - Added sulogin
677 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
678 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
679 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
680 - Folded in Debian patches.
681 - Removed old scripts
682 - Added debian /etc/directory.
683
684 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
685 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
686 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
687 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
688
689 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
690 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
691
692 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
693 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
694 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
695 - Changed dowall.c
696 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
697
698 2.57 22-May-1995
699 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
700 really document it :)
701
702 2.55 17-Jan-1995
703 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
704
705 2.54 12-Jan-1995
706 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
707 - added /etc/initscript
708 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
709 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
710
711 2.53 10-Oct-1994
712 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
713 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
714 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
715 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
716
717 2.52 30-Aug-1994
718 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
719 - Updated `last'.
720 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
721 TODO:
722 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
723 * update powerd
724 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
725 * remote shutdown
726
727 2.50 14-Feb-1994
728 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
729 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
730 - Lots of changes all over the place.
731 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
732 runlevel into utmp file etc)
733 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
734 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
735 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
736 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
737 - added support for serial console.
738 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
739 - added shutdown access control.
740
741 2.4 24-May-93
742 - Send out the official version into the world as
743 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
744
745 2.4g 15-May-93
746 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
747 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
748 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
749 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
750
751 2.4a 22-Apr-93
752 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
753 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
754 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
755 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
756 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
757 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
758 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
759 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
760 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
761
762 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
763 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
764 unneeded.
765 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
766 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
767 - This version is stable enough to post.
768
769 2.2 02-Mar-93
770 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
771 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
772 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
773 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
774 process will be executed when the system goes from a
775 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
776 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
777
778 2.1 28-Jan-93
779 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
780 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
781 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
782 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
783 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
784 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
785
786 2.0 08-Dec-92
787 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
788 version number.
789 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
790 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
791 run standalone for test purposes.
792
793 1.3, 05-Jul-92
794 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
795 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
796
797 1.2, 16-Jun-92
798 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
799 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
800
801 1.1, 30-Apr-92
802 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
803 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
804 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
805 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
806 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
807 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
808
809 1.0, 01-Feb-92
810 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
811 operating system. Required some mods. to the
812 kernel.
813