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