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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
40 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
41
42 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
43
44 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
45 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
46 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
47 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
48 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
49 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
50 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
51 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
52 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
53 Patch by Thomas Hood.
54 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
55 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
56 mentioned in the manual page.
57 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
58 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
59 and SuSe.
60 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
61 are stripped.
62 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
63 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
64 Nottingham and Fedora.
65 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
66 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
67 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
68 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
69 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
70 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
71 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
72 boot. Patch from SuSe.
73 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
74 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
75 Thomas Hood.
76 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
77 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
78 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
79 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
80 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
81 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
82 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
83 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
84 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
85 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
86 the child successfully.
87 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
88 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
89 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
90 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
91 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
92 from Thomas Hood.
93 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
94 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
95 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
96 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
97 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
98 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
99 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
100 Samuel Thibault.
101 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
102 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
103 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
104 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
105 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
106 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
107 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
108 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
109 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
110 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
111 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
112 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
113 Ubuntu.
114 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
115 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
116 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
117 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
118 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
119 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
120 Modderman.
121 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
122 and document this requirement in the manual page.
123 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
124 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
125 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
126 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
127
128 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
129
130 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
131
132 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
133 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
134 * Applied trivial OWL patches
135 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
136 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
137 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
138 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
139 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
140 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
141 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
142 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
143 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
144 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
145 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
146 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
147 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
148 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
149 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
150 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
151 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
152 sulogin-message, user-console)
153
154 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
155
156 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
157
158 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
159 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
160 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
161 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
162 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
163 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
164 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
165 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
166 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
167 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
168 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
169 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
170 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
171
172 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
173
174 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
175
176 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
177 and give a clear error when that fails.
178 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
179 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
180 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
181
182 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
183
184 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
185
186 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
187 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
188 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
189 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
190 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
191
192 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
193
194 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
195
196 * Print out correct version number at startup.
197 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
198
199 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
200
201 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
202
203 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
204 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
205 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
206 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
207 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
208 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
209
210 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
211
212 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
213 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
214
215 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
216
217 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
218
219 * New upstream version
220 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
221 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
222 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
223 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
224 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
225 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
226 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
227 * Update README (closes: #85650)
228 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
229 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
230 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
231 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
232
233 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
234
235 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
236
237 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
238 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
239
240 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
241
242 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
243
244 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
245 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
246 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
247 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
248
249 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
250
251 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
252
253 * Fix last -i option
254
255 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
256
257 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
258
259 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
260 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
261 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
262
263 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
264
265 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
266
267 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
268 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
269 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
270 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
271 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
272 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
273
274 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
275
276 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
277
278 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
279
280 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
281
282 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
283
284 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
285
286 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
287
288 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
289
290 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
291 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
292 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
293 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
294 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
295 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
296 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
297 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
298 help devfs a bit.
299 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
300 again in support of devfs.
301 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
302
303 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
304
305 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
306
307 * Fix last.c again.
308 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
309 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
310
311 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
312
313 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
314
315 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
316 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
317 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
318 * Fixes bugs:
319 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
320 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
321 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
322 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
323 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
324 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
325 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
326 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
327 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
328
329 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
330
331 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
332
333 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
334 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
335 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
336
337 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
338
339 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
340
341 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
342 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
343 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
344 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
345 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
346 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
347 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
348 24 Feb 1998, AV:
349 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
350 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
351 re_exec fails.
352
353 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
354
355 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
356
357 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
358
359 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
360
361 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
362
363 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
364 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
365 might have been more hidden problems.
366 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
367 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
368 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
369 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
370 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
371 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
372 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
373
374 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
375
376 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
377
378 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
379
380 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
381
382 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
383
384 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
385 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
386 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
387 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
388 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
389 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
390 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
391 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
392 * Compiled for libc6
393 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
394
395 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
396
397 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
398
399 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
400
401 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
402
403 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
404
405 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
406 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
407 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
408 * Removed sync() from main loop.
409 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
410
411 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
412
413 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
414
415 * Respawn fix
416 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
417 * Moved files in source archive around
418 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
419 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
420 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
421
422 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
423
424 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
425
426 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
427 /dev/tty0)
428
429 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
430
431 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
432
433 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
434 daemons
435 * Puts copyright file in the right place
436
437 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
438
439 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
440
441 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
442 being used..
443 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
444 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
445 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
446 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
447 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
448 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
449 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
450 /var/log and /etc itself.
451
452 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
453
454 2.66 29-Oct-1996
455 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
456 being used..
457 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
458 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
459 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
460 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
461 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
462 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
463 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
464 /var/log and /etc itself.
465
466 2.64 28-Jun-1996
467 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
468 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
469 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
470 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
471 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
472 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
473 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
474 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
475
476 2.63 14-Jun-1996
477 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
478 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
479 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
480
481 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
482 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
483 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
484
485 2.62 31-May-1996
486 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
487 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
488 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
489 - Added docs for Slackware
490
491 2.61-3 29-May-1996
492 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
493 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
494 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
495
496 2.61 29-Apr-1996
497 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
498 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
499 - Fixed killall5 problems
500 - Added manpage for lastb
501 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
502 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
503 - Added timeout option to sulogin
504
505 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
506 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
507 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
508 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
509
510 2.60 01-Apr-1996
511 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
512 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
513 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
514 - Added architecture to debian.control
515 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
516 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
517 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
518 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
519
520 2.59 10-Mar-1996
521 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
522 - removed closelog() from init.c
523 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
524 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
525 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
526 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
527
528 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
529 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
530 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
531
532 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
533 - Added the latest debian files.
534 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
535 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
536 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
537
538 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
539 - Added sulogin
540 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
541 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
542 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
543 - Folded in Debian patches.
544 - Removed old scripts
545 - Added debian /etc/directory.
546
547 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
548 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
549 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
550 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
551
552 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
553 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
554
555 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
556 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
557 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
558 - Changed dowall.c
559 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
560
561 2.57 22-May-1995
562 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
563 really document it :)
564
565 2.55 17-Jan-1995
566 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
567
568 2.54 12-Jan-1995
569 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
570 - added /etc/initscript
571 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
572 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
573
574 2.53 10-Oct-1994
575 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
576 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
577 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
578 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
579
580 2.52 30-Aug-1994
581 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
582 - Updated `last'.
583 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
584 TODO:
585 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
586 * update powerd
587 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
588 * remote shutdown
589
590 2.50 14-Feb-1994
591 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
592 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
593 - Lots of changes all over the place.
594 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
595 runlevel into utmp file etc)
596 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
597 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
598 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
599 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
600 - added support for serial console.
601 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
602 - added shutdown access control.
603
604 2.4 24-May-93
605 - Send out the official version into the world as
606 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
607
608 2.4g 15-May-93
609 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
610 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
611 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
612 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
613
614 2.4a 22-Apr-93
615 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
616 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
617 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
618 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
619 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
620 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
621 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
622 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
623 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
624
625 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
626 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
627 unneeded.
628 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
629 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
630 - This version is stable enough to post.
631
632 2.2 02-Mar-93
633 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
634 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
635 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
636 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
637 process will be executed when the system goes from a
638 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
639 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
640
641 2.1 28-Jan-93
642 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
643 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
644 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
645 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
646 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
647 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
648
649 2.0 08-Dec-92
650 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
651 version number.
652 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
653 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
654 run standalone for test purposes.
655
656 1.3, 05-Jul-92
657 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
658 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
659
660 1.2, 16-Jun-92
661 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
662 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
663
664 1.1, 30-Apr-92
665 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
666 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
667 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
668 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
669 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
670 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
671
672 1.0, 01-Feb-92
673 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
674 operating system. Required some mods. to the
675 kernel.
676