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