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