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