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