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