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