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