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1 sysvinit (2.89dsf) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
2
3 [ Werner Fink ]
4 * Do not forget room for last NULL of new environment (was
5 local bug 35866)
6 * Handle deleted binaries in pidof (was local bug #34992)
7 * Allow init to delete extra environment variables (was local bug
8 #35858)
9 * Avoid that init double environment variables for its childs
10 (was local bug #35855)
11 * Remove man-db tag for encoding for canonical man
12 * Sulogin: try to detect the real device(s) used for the system console
13 /dev/console if but only if /dev/console is used. On Linux this can
14 be more than one device, e.g. a serial line as well as a virtual
15 console as well as a simple printer.
16 * Fix counting message lines in wall. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
17 * Fix bad printf conversion specifier in wall. Patch from S├ębastien Luttringer.
18 * Add patches from Openwall project. Thanks goes to Solar Designer.
19 * Add code to detect the system consoles with the help of the
20 new /proc/consoles files of linux kernel 2.6.38+
21 * Try to make utmpdump IPv6 valid, change based on suggestion from
22 Navdeep Bhatia (see local bug #32429)
23 * Fix signal and alarm handling based on the patch from Florent Viard.
24 (was local bug #32304)
25 * Add fix for Redhat bug #573346: last incorrectly displays IPv6
26 addresses (was local bug #29497)
27 * Correct fix for Debian bug #547073: use IUTF8 flag if defined
28 and if already set to make sure the utf-8 flag is not cleared
29 from the tty. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
30 * Include limits.h in killall.c to enforce definition of PATH_MAX
31 * Fix sysvinit bug #29758 Linker invocation should not contain
32 headers. Change based on patch from Elias Pipping.
33 * Add fix for Debian bug #580272: use return value 1 of
34 is_selinux_enabled() to determine if SELinux is enabled,
35 otherwise initialize SELinux and load the policy. Patch from
36 Petter Reinholdtsen.
37 * Make quotes visible in example of the manual page of fstab-decode
38 * Sulogin: enforce reconnection of stdin/stdout/stderr if a device
39 was specified.
40 * Sulogin: if zero is read at reading the passwd guess it's done.
41 * Sulogin: respect byte order that is do not mix chars and ints
42 * Shutdown: use PATH_DEFAULT as suggested by Paul Arthur in local bug #36101
43 * Killall5/pidof: handle strange names of executables (local bug #36252)
44 * Sulogin: be aware the crypt(3) may fail (local bug #36313)
45
46 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
47 * Next release will be 2.89dsf.
48 * Add #ifdef in bootlogd.c to avoid gcc warnings about unused
49 variable on non-linux platforms.
50 * Only set the VSWTC field for termios in init if it is available,
51 to get the source building on FreeBSD.
52 * Add some code to be able to detect programs even as user with
53 kernel 3.0 and above
54 * Improve message printed when signaling processes to stop.
55 Patch from Matias A. Fonzo at the dragora project.
56 * Rename internal functions warn() and shutdown() in the shutdown
57 binary to avoid surprising dynamic library name resolution
58 conflict with NSS modules. Patch from Richard Tollerton.
59 * Try harder to find libcrypt.*, even if there is no static library
60 available. Also look in /usr/lib/*/ for the library, to handle
61 Debian multiarch systems. Based on patch from Andrew Gregory.
62 * Adjust included headers to be compatible with the musl C
63 library. Patch from Matias A. Fonzo and Dragora.
64 * Move dovoid() macro from #ifdef__GLIBC__ to #ifdef __linux__,
65 to match the condutions of the place where it is used. Thanks
66 to Matias A. Fonzo for noticing.
67 * Define _XOPEN_SOURCE when building to get crypt() from <unistd.h>
68 instead of using <crypt.h> in sulogin.c, to get the source building
69 with the musl C library.
70 * Use sysconf(_SC_SYMLOOP_MAX) instead of MAXSYMLINKS. If sysconf
71 returns an error, fall back to MAXSYMLINKS on platforms that
72 define it. Fixes build on Hurd. Patch from Justus Winter and
73 Debian.
74
75 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
76
77 sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low
78
79 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
80 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
81 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
82 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
83 from Bill Nottingham.
84 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
85 before files are copied into them.
86 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
87 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
88 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
89 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
90 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
91 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
92 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
93 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
94 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
95 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
96 Frysinger and Gentoo.
97 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
98 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
99 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
100 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
101 Patch from Debian.
102 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
103 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
104 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
105 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
106 * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
107 while.
108 * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
109 headers.
110 * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
111 get binaries with debug information installed.
112
113 [ Werner Fink ]
114 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
115 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
116 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
117 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
118 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
119 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
120 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
121 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
122 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
123 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
124 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
125 * Use paths.h macros for wall
126 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
127 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
128 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
129 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
130 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
131 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
132 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
133 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
134 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
135 * init - avoid compiler warnings
136 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
137 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
138 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
139 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
140 * Fix some minor problems
141 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
142 * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
143 * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
144 /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
145 * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
146 * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
147 only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
148 * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
149 Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
150 * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
151 #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
152 the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen. This
153 patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
154 usefullness. It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
155 do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function. The current
156 sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
157 encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
158 * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
159 use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
160 * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
161 getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
162 * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
163 * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
164 * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
165 * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle MD5, SHA, and
166 Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
167 * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh
168
169 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
170
171 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
172
173 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
174 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
175 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
176 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
177 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
178 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
179 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
180 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
181 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
182 Patch by Thomas Hood.
183 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
184 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
185 mentioned in the manual page.
186 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
187 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
188 and SuSe.
189 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
190 are stripped.
191 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
192 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
193 Nottingham and Fedora.
194 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
195 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
196 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
197 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
198 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
199 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
200 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
201 boot. Patch from SuSe.
202 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
203 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
204 Thomas Hood.
205 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
206 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
207 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
208 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
209 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
210 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
211 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
212 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
213 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
214 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
215 the child successfully.
216 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
217 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
218 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
219 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
220 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
221 from Thomas Hood.
222 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
223 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
224 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
225 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
226 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
227 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
228 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
229 Samuel Thibault.
230 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
231 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
232 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
233 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
234 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
235 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
236 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
237 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
238 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
239 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
240 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
241 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
242 Ubuntu.
243 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
244 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
245 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
246 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
247 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
248 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
249 Modderman.
250 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
251 and document this requirement in the manual page.
252 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
253 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
254 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
255 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
256
257 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
258
259 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
260
261 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
262 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
263 * Applied trivial OWL patches
264 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
265 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
266 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
267 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
268 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
269 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
270 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
271 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
272 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
273 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
274 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
275 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
276 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
277 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
278 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
279 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
280 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
281 sulogin-message, user-console)
282
283 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
284
285 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
286
287 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
288 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
289 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
290 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
291 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
292 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
293 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
294 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
295 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
296 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
297 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
298 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
299 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
300
301 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
302
303 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
304
305 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
306 and give a clear error when that fails.
307 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
308 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
309 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
310
311 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
312
313 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
314
315 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
316 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
317 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
318 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
319 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
320
321 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
322
323 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
324
325 * Print out correct version number at startup.
326 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
327
328 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
329
330 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
331
332 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
333 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
334 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
335 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
336 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
337 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
338
339 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
340
341 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
342 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
343
344 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
345
346 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
347
348 * New upstream version
349 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
350 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
351 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
352 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
353 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
354 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
355 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
356 * Update README (closes: #85650)
357 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
358 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
359 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
360 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
361
362 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
363
364 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
365
366 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
367 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
368
369 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
370
371 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
372
373 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
374 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
375 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
376 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
377
378 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
379
380 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
381
382 * Fix last -i option
383
384 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
385
386 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
387
388 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
389 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
390 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
391
392 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
393
394 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
395
396 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
397 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
398 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
399 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
400 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
401 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
402
403 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
404
405 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
406
407 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
408
409 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
410
411 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
412
413 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
414
415 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
416
417 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
418
419 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
420 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
421 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
422 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
423 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
424 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
425 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
426 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
427 help devfs a bit.
428 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
429 again in support of devfs.
430 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
431
432 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
433
434 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
435
436 * Fix last.c again.
437 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
438 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
439
440 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
441
442 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
443
444 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
445 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
446 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
447 * Fixes bugs:
448 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
449 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
450 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
451 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
452 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
453 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
454 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
455 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
456 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
457
458 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
459
460 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
461
462 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
463 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
464 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
465
466 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
467
468 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
469
470 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
471 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
472 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
473 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
474 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
475 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
476 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
477 24 Feb 1998, AV:
478 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
479 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
480 re_exec fails.
481
482 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
483
484 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
485
486 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
487
488 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
489
490 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
491
492 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
493 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
494 might have been more hidden problems.
495 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
496 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
497 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
498 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
499 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
500 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
501 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
502
503 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
504
505 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
506
507 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
508
509 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
510
511 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
512
513 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
514 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
515 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
516 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
517 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
518 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
519 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
520 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
521 * Compiled for libc6
522 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
523
524 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
525
526 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
527
528 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
529
530 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
531
532 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
533
534 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
535 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
536 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
537 * Removed sync() from main loop.
538 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
539
540 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
541
542 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
543
544 * Respawn fix
545 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
546 * Moved files in source archive around
547 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
548 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
549 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
550
551 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
552
553 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
554
555 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
556 /dev/tty0)
557
558 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
559
560 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
561
562 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
563 daemons
564 * Puts copyright file in the right place
565
566 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
567
568 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
569
570 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
571 being used..
572 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
573 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
574 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
575 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
576 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
577 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
578 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
579 /var/log and /etc itself.
580
581 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
582
583 2.66 29-Oct-1996
584 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
585 being used..
586 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
587 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
588 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
589 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
590 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
591 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
592 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
593 /var/log and /etc itself.
594
595 2.64 28-Jun-1996
596 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
597 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
598 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
599 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
600 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
601 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
602 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
603 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
604
605 2.63 14-Jun-1996
606 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
607 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
608 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
609
610 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
611 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
612 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
613
614 2.62 31-May-1996
615 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
616 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
617 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
618 - Added docs for Slackware
619
620 2.61-3 29-May-1996
621 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
622 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
623 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
624
625 2.61 29-Apr-1996
626 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
627 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
628 - Fixed killall5 problems
629 - Added manpage for lastb
630 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
631 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
632 - Added timeout option to sulogin
633
634 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
635 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
636 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
637 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
638
639 2.60 01-Apr-1996
640 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
641 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
642 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
643 - Added architecture to debian.control
644 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
645 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
646 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
647 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
648
649 2.59 10-Mar-1996
650 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
651 - removed closelog() from init.c
652 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
653 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
654 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
655 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
656
657 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
658 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
659 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
660
661 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
662 - Added the latest debian files.
663 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
664 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
665 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
666
667 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
668 - Added sulogin
669 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
670 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
671 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
672 - Folded in Debian patches.
673 - Removed old scripts
674 - Added debian /etc/directory.
675
676 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
677 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
678 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
679 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
680
681 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
682 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
683
684 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
685 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
686 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
687 - Changed dowall.c
688 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
689
690 2.57 22-May-1995
691 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
692 really document it :)
693
694 2.55 17-Jan-1995
695 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
696
697 2.54 12-Jan-1995
698 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
699 - added /etc/initscript
700 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
701 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
702
703 2.53 10-Oct-1994
704 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
705 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
706 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
707 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
708
709 2.52 30-Aug-1994
710 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
711 - Updated `last'.
712 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
713 TODO:
714 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
715 * update powerd
716 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
717 * remote shutdown
718
719 2.50 14-Feb-1994
720 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
721 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
722 - Lots of changes all over the place.
723 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
724 runlevel into utmp file etc)
725 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
726 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
727 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
728 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
729 - added support for serial console.
730 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
731 - added shutdown access control.
732
733 2.4 24-May-93
734 - Send out the official version into the world as
735 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
736
737 2.4g 15-May-93
738 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
739 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
740 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
741 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
742
743 2.4a 22-Apr-93
744 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
745 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
746 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
747 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
748 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
749 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
750 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
751 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
752 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
753
754 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
755 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
756 unneeded.
757 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
758 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
759 - This version is stable enough to post.
760
761 2.2 02-Mar-93
762 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
763 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
764 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
765 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
766 process will be executed when the system goes from a
767 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
768 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
769
770 2.1 28-Jan-93
771 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
772 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
773 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
774 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
775 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
776 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
777
778 2.0 08-Dec-92
779 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
780 version number.
781 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
782 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
783 run standalone for test purposes.
784
785 1.3, 05-Jul-92
786 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
787 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
788
789 1.2, 16-Jun-92
790 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
791 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
792
793 1.1, 30-Apr-92
794 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
795 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
796 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
797 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
798 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
799 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
800
801 1.0, 01-Feb-92
802 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
803 operating system. Required some mods. to the
804 kernel.
805