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