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