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