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