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