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