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