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1 sysvinit (2.89) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
2
3 [ Werner Fink ]
4 * Do not forget room for last NULL of new environment (was
5 local bug 35866)
6 * Handle deleted binaries in pidof (was local bug #34992)
7 * Allow init to delete extra environment variables (was local bug
8 #35858)
9 * Avoid that init double environment variables for its childs
10 (was local bug #35855)
11 * Remove man-db tag for encoding for canonical man
12 * Sulogin: try to detect the real device(s) used for the system console
13 /dev/console if but only if /dev/console is used. On Linux this can
14 be more than one device, e.g. a serial line as well as a virtual
15 console as well as a simple printer.
16 * Fix counting message lines in wall. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
17 * Fix bad printf conversion specifier in wall. Patch from S├ębastien Luttringer.
18 * Add patches from Openwall project. Thanks goes to Solar Designer.
19 * Add code to detect the system consoles with the help of the
20 new /proc/consoles files of linux kernel 2.6.38+
21 * Try to make utmpdump IPv6 valid, change based on suggestion from
22 Navdeep Bhatia (see local bug #32429)
23 * Fix signal and alarm handling based on the patch from Florent Viard.
24 (was local bug #32304)
25 * Add fix for Redhat bug #573346: last incorrectly displays IPv6
26 addresses (was local bug #29497)
27 * Correct fix for Debian bug #547073: use IUTF8 flag if defined
28 and if already set to make sure the utf-8 flag is not cleared
29 from the tty. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
30 * Include limits.h in killall.c to enforce definition of PATH_MAX
31 * Fix sysvinit bug #29758 Linker invocation should not contain
32 headers. Change based on patch from Elias Pipping.
33 * Add fix for Debian bug #580272: use return value 1 of
34 is_selinux_enabled() to determine if SELinux is enabled,
35 otherwise initialize SELinux and load the policy. Patch from
36 Petter Reinholdtsen.
37 * Make quotes visible in example of the manual page of fstab-decode
38 * Sulogin: enforce reconnection of stdin/stdout/stderr if a device
39 was specified.
40 * Sulogin: if zero is read at reading the passwd guess it's done.
41 * Sulogin: respect byte order that is do not mix chars and ints
42 * Shutdown: use PATH_DEFAULT as suggested by Paul Arthur in local bug #36101
43 * Killall5/pidof: handle strange names of executables (local bug #36252)
44 * Sulogin: be aware the crypt(3) may fail (local bug #36313)
45
46 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
47 * Next release will be 2.89dsf.
48 * Add #ifdef in bootlogd.c to avoid gcc warnings about unused
49 variable on non-linux platforms.
50 * Only set the VSWTC field for termios in init if it is available,
51 to get the source building on FreeBSD.
52 * Add some code to be able to detect programs even as user with
53 kernel 3.0 and above
54 * Improve message printed when signaling processes to stop.
55 Patch from Matias A. Fonzo at the dragora project.
56 * Rename internal functions warn() and shutdown() in the shutdown
57 binary to avoid surprising dynamic library name resolution
58 conflict with NSS modules. Patch from Richard Tollerton.
59 * Try harder to find libcrypt.*, even if there is no static library
60 available. Also look in /usr/lib/*/ for the library, to handle
61 Debian multiarch systems. Based on patch from Andrew Gregory.
62 * Adjust included headers to be compatible with the musl C
63 library. Patch from Matias A. Fonzo and Dragora.
64 * Move dovoid() macro from #ifdef__GLIBC__ to #ifdef __linux__,
65 to match the condutions of the place where it is used. Thanks
66 to Matias A. Fonzo for noticing.
67 * Define _XOPEN_SOURCE when building to get crypt() from <unistd.h>
68 instead of using <crypt.h> in sulogin.c, to get the source building
69 with the musl C library.
70 * Use sysconf(_SC_SYMLOOP_MAX) instead of MAXSYMLINKS. If sysconf
71 returns an error, fall back to MAXSYMLINKS on platforms that
72 define it. Fixes build on Hurd. Patch from Justus Winter and
73 Debian.
74 * Adjust makefile to make it easier to link all binaries statically.
75 Patch from Matias A. Fonzo and Dragora.
76 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd.c to not chance working directory, to
77 reduce the amount of failure that can happin in that function.
78 * Adapt bootlogd TIOCCONS call to kfreebsd. Patch from Mats Erik
79 Andersson and Debian.
80 * Document length limit for the process field in the inittab. Patch
81 from Johannes Truschnigg and Debian.
82 * Fix typo in fstab-decode(8) font escape. Patch from Bjarni Ingi
83 Gislason and Debian.
84 * Port ifdown.c to FreeBSD. Patch from Guillem Jover and Debian.
85 * Drop dsf part from version number. It no longer make sense to keep.
86 * Remove obsolete/ directory from tarball. None of it have been useful
87 for many years.
88 * Make it possible to specify the initctl path as a compile time
89 define INIT_FIFO.
90
91 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
92
93 sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low
94
95 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
96 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
97 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
98 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
99 from Bill Nottingham.
100 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
101 before files are copied into them.
102 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
103 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
104 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
105 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
106 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
107 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
108 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
109 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
110 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
111 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
112 Frysinger and Gentoo.
113 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
114 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
115 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
116 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
117 Patch from Debian.
118 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
119 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
120 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
121 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
122 * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
123 while.
124 * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
125 headers.
126 * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
127 get binaries with debug information installed.
128
129 [ Werner Fink ]
130 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
131 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
132 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
133 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
134 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
135 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
136 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
137 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
138 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
139 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
140 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
141 * Use paths.h macros for wall
142 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
143 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
144 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
145 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
146 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
147 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
148 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
149 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
150 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
151 * init - avoid compiler warnings
152 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
153 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
154 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
155 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
156 * Fix some minor problems
157 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
158 * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
159 * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
160 /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
161 * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
162 * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
163 only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
164 * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
165 Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
166 * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
167 #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
168 the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen. This
169 patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
170 usefullness. It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
171 do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function. The current
172 sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
173 encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
174 * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
175 use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
176 * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
177 getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
178 * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
179 * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
180 * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
181 * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle MD5, SHA, and
182 Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
183 * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh
184
185 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
186
187 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
188
189 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
190 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
191 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
192 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
193 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
194 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
195 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
196 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
197 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
198 Patch by Thomas Hood.
199 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
200 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
201 mentioned in the manual page.
202 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
203 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
204 and SuSe.
205 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
206 are stripped.
207 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
208 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
209 Nottingham and Fedora.
210 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
211 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
212 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
213 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
214 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
215 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
216 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
217 boot. Patch from SuSe.
218 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
219 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
220 Thomas Hood.
221 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
222 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
223 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
224 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
225 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
226 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
227 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
228 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
229 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
230 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
231 the child successfully.
232 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
233 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
234 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
235 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
236 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
237 from Thomas Hood.
238 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
239 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
240 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
241 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
242 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
243 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
244 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
245 Samuel Thibault.
246 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
247 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
248 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
249 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
250 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
251 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
252 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
253 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
254 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
255 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
256 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
257 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
258 Ubuntu.
259 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
260 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
261 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
262 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
263 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
264 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
265 Modderman.
266 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
267 and document this requirement in the manual page.
268 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
269 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
270 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
271 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
272
273 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
274
275 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
276
277 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
278 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
279 * Applied trivial OWL patches
280 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
281 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
282 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
283 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
284 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
285 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
286 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
287 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
288 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
289 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
290 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
291 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
292 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
293 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
294 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
295 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
296 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
297 sulogin-message, user-console)
298
299 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
300
301 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
302
303 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
304 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
305 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
306 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
307 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
308 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
309 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
310 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
311 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
312 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
313 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
314 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
315 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
316
317 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
318
319 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
320
321 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
322 and give a clear error when that fails.
323 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
324 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
325 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
326
327 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
328
329 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
330
331 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
332 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
333 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
334 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
335 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
336
337 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
338
339 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
340
341 * Print out correct version number at startup.
342 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
343
344 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
345
346 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
347
348 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
349 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
350 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
351 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
352 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
353 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
354
355 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
356
357 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
358 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
359
360 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
361
362 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
363
364 * New upstream version
365 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
366 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
367 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
368 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
369 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
370 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
371 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
372 * Update README (closes: #85650)
373 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
374 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
375 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
376 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
377
378 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
379
380 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
381
382 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
383 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
384
385 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
386
387 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
388
389 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
390 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
391 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
392 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
393
394 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
395
396 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
397
398 * Fix last -i option
399
400 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
401
402 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
403
404 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
405 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
406 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
407
408 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
409
410 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
411
412 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
413 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
414 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
415 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
416 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
417 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
418
419 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
420
421 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
422
423 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
424
425 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
426
427 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
428
429 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
430
431 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
432
433 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
434
435 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
436 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
437 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
438 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
439 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
440 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
441 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
442 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
443 help devfs a bit.
444 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
445 again in support of devfs.
446 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
447
448 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
449
450 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
451
452 * Fix last.c again.
453 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
454 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
455
456 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
457
458 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
459
460 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
461 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
462 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
463 * Fixes bugs:
464 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
465 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
466 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
467 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
468 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
469 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
470 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
471 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
472 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
473
474 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
475
476 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
477
478 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
479 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
480 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
481
482 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
483
484 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
485
486 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
487 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
488 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
489 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
490 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
491 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
492 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
493 24 Feb 1998, AV:
494 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
495 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
496 re_exec fails.
497
498 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
499
500 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
501
502 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
503
504 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
505
506 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
507
508 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
509 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
510 might have been more hidden problems.
511 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
512 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
513 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
514 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
515 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
516 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
517 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
518
519 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
520
521 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
522
523 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
524
525 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
526
527 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
528
529 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
530 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
531 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
532 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
533 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
534 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
535 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
536 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
537 * Compiled for libc6
538 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
539
540 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
541
542 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
543
544 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
545
546 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
547
548 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
549
550 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
551 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
552 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
553 * Removed sync() from main loop.
554 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
555
556 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
557
558 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
559
560 * Respawn fix
561 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
562 * Moved files in source archive around
563 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
564 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
565 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
566
567 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
568
569 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
570
571 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
572 /dev/tty0)
573
574 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
575
576 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
577
578 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
579 daemons
580 * Puts copyright file in the right place
581
582 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
583
584 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
585
586 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
587 being used..
588 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
589 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
590 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
591 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
592 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
593 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
594 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
595 /var/log and /etc itself.
596
597 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
598
599 2.66 29-Oct-1996
600 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
601 being used..
602 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
603 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
604 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
605 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
606 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
607 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
608 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
609 /var/log and /etc itself.
610
611 2.64 28-Jun-1996
612 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
613 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
614 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
615 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
616 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
617 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
618 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
619 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
620
621 2.63 14-Jun-1996
622 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
623 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
624 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
625
626 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
627 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
628 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
629
630 2.62 31-May-1996
631 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
632 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
633 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
634 - Added docs for Slackware
635
636 2.61-3 29-May-1996
637 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
638 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
639 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
640
641 2.61 29-Apr-1996
642 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
643 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
644 - Fixed killall5 problems
645 - Added manpage for lastb
646 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
647 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
648 - Added timeout option to sulogin
649
650 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
651 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
652 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
653 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
654
655 2.60 01-Apr-1996
656 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
657 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
658 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
659 - Added architecture to debian.control
660 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
661 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
662 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
663 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
664
665 2.59 10-Mar-1996
666 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
667 - removed closelog() from init.c
668 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
669 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
670 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
671 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
672
673 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
674 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
675 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
676
677 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
678 - Added the latest debian files.
679 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
680 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
681 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
682
683 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
684 - Added sulogin
685 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
686 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
687 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
688 - Folded in Debian patches.
689 - Removed old scripts
690 - Added debian /etc/directory.
691
692 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
693 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
694 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
695 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
696
697 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
698 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
699
700 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
701 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
702 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
703 - Changed dowall.c
704 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
705
706 2.57 22-May-1995
707 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
708 really document it :)
709
710 2.55 17-Jan-1995
711 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
712
713 2.54 12-Jan-1995
714 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
715 - added /etc/initscript
716 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
717 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
718
719 2.53 10-Oct-1994
720 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
721 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
722 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
723 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
724
725 2.52 30-Aug-1994
726 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
727 - Updated `last'.
728 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
729 TODO:
730 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
731 * update powerd
732 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
733 * remote shutdown
734
735 2.50 14-Feb-1994
736 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
737 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
738 - Lots of changes all over the place.
739 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
740 runlevel into utmp file etc)
741 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
742 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
743 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
744 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
745 - added support for serial console.
746 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
747 - added shutdown access control.
748
749 2.4 24-May-93
750 - Send out the official version into the world as
751 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
752
753 2.4g 15-May-93
754 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
755 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
756 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
757 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
758
759 2.4a 22-Apr-93
760 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
761 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
762 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
763 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
764 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
765 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
766 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
767 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
768 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
769
770 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
771 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
772 unneeded.
773 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
774 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
775 - This version is stable enough to post.
776
777 2.2 02-Mar-93
778 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
779 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
780 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
781 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
782 process will be executed when the system goes from a
783 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
784 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
785
786 2.1 28-Jan-93
787 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
788 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
789 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
790 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
791 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
792 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
793
794 2.0 08-Dec-92
795 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
796 version number.
797 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
798 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
799 run standalone for test purposes.
800
801 1.3, 05-Jul-92
802 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
803 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
804
805 1.2, 16-Jun-92
806 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
807 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
808
809 1.1, 30-Apr-92
810 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
811 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
812 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
813 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
814 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
815 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
816
817 1.0, 01-Feb-92
818 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
819 operating system. Required some mods. to the
820 kernel.
821