* Do not forget room for last NULL of new environment (was local bug 35866)
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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
43 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
44 * Next release will be 2.89dsf.
45 * Add #ifdef in bootlogd.c to avoid gcc warnings about unused
46 variable on non-linux platforms.
47 * Only set the VSWTC field for termios in init if it is available,
48 to get the source building on FreeBSD.
49 * Add some code to be able to detect programs even as user with
50 kernel 3.0 and above
51
52 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
53
54 sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low
55
56 [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
57 * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
58 * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
59 INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced. Based on feedback and patch
60 from Bill Nottingham.
61 * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
62 before files are copied into them.
63 * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
64 * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing. Based on
65 report from jakemus on freshmeat.
66 * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
67 * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
68 on boot. Patch from Samuel Thibault.
69 * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
70 * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
71 Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
72 * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information. Patch from Mike
73 Frysinger and Gentoo.
74 * Fix race condition in utmp writing. Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
75 Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
76 * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
77 correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
78 Patch from Debian.
79 * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
80 find a usable pty. Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
81 * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
82 to disk using fdatasync(). Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
83 * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
84 while.
85 * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
86 headers.
87 * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
88 get binaries with debug information installed.
89
90 [ Werner Fink ]
91 * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
92 place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
93 * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
94 if an utmp record entry is truncated.
95 * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
96 writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
97 * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
98 * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
99 domain names in the output. Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
100 * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
101 very useful even if not intended for normal use.
102 * Use paths.h macros for wall
103 * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
104 * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
105 to flush data and send them the ATA standby command. This should
106 avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
107 * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
108 * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
109 * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
110 * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
111 * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
112 * init - avoid compiler warnings
113 * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
114 * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
115 * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
116 * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
117 * Fix some minor problems
118 * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
119 * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
120 * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
121 /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
122 * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
123 * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
124 only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
125 * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
126 Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
127 * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
128 #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
129 the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen. This
130 patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
131 usefullness. It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
132 do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function. The current
133 sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
134 encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
135 * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
136 use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
137 * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
138 getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
139 * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
140 * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
141 * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
142 * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle MD5, SHA, and
143 Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
144 * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh
145
146 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010
147
148 sysvinit (2.87dsf) world; urgency=low
149
150 * Fix typos and do minor updates in the manual pages.
151 * Correct section of mountpoint(1).
152 * Document -e and -t options for telinit in init(8).
153 * Update address of FSF in the COPYRIGHT file.
154 * Document in halt(8) that -n might not disable all syncing.
155 Patch by Bill Nottingham and Fedora
156 * Adjust output from "last -x". In reboot lines, print endpoint
157 of uptime too. In shutdown lines print downtimes rather than
158 the time between downs. Fix typo in string compare in last.c.
159 Patch by Thomas Hood.
160 * Improve handling of IPv6 addresses in last. Patch from Fedora.
161 * Document last options in usage information, previously only
162 mentioned in the manual page.
163 * Add new option -F to last, to output full date string instead
164 of the short form provided by default. Patch from Olaf Dabrunz
165 and SuSe.
166 * Adjust build rules to make sure the installed binaries
167 are stripped.
168 * Increase the compiler warning level when building.
169 * Fix utmp/wtmp updating on 64-bit platforms. Patch by Bill
170 Nottingham and Fedora.
171 * Avoid unchecked return value from malloc() in utmpdump.
172 Patch from Christian 'Dr. Disk' Hechelmann and Fedora.
173 * Make sure to use execle and no execl when passing environment to
174 the new process. Patch from RedHat.
175 * Correct init to make sure the waiting status is preserved across
176 re-exec. Patch from RedHat.
177 * Correct init to avoid race condition when starting programs during
178 boot. Patch from SuSe.
179 * Allow 'telinit u' in runlevels 0 and 6. Patch from Thomas Hood.
180 * Change install rules to make pidof an absolute symlink. Patch from
181 Thomas Hood.
182 * Improve error message from init if fork() fail. Patch found in Suse.
183 * Add support for SE Linux capability handling. Patch from Manoj
184 Srivastava, adjusted to avoid aborting if SE policy was loaded in
185 the initrd with patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
186 * Add -c option to pidof for only matching processes with the same
187 process root. Ignore -c when not running as root. Patch from
188 Thomas Woerner and Fedora.
189 * Adjust init to terminate argv0 with one 0 rather than two so that
190 process name can be one character longer. Patch by Kir Kolyshkin.
191 * Make sure bootlogd exit with non-error exit code when forking of
192 the child successfully.
193 * Add bootlogd option -s to make it possible to control the use of
194 fdatasync(). Patch from Thomas Hood.
195 * Add bootlogd option -c to tell it to create the log file if it does
196 not exist. Patch from Thomas Hood.
197 * Let bootlogd also look at ttyB* devices to work on HPPA. Patch
198 from Thomas Hood.
199 * Change init to use setenv() instead of putenv, make sure the PATH
200 value is usable on re-exec. Patch from Thomas Hood.
201 * Add usleep in killall5 after killing processes, to force the kernel
202 to reschedule. Patch from SuSe.
203 * Modify pidof to not print empty line if no pid was found.
204 * Modify init and sulogin to fix emergency mode's tty, making sure ^C
205 and ^Z work when booting with 'emergency' kernel option. Patch from
206 Samuel Thibault.
207 * Modify init to allow some time for failed opens to resolve themselves.
208 Patch from Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
209 * Modify init to shut down IDE, SCSI and SATA disks properly. Patches
210 from Sebastian Reichelt, Werner Fink and SuSe.
211 * Modify wall to use UT_LINESIZE from <utmp.h> instead of hardcoded
212 string lengths. Patch from SuSe.
213 * Change wall to make halt include hostname in output.
214 * Change killall to avoid killing init by mistake. Patch from SuSe.
215 * Change killall5 to use the exit value to report if it found any
216 processes to kill. Patch from Debian.
217 * Add option -o opmitpid to killall5, to make it possible to skip
218 some pids during shutdown. Based on patch from Colin Watson and
219 Ubuntu.
220 * Add references between killall5 and pidof manual pages. Patch from Debian.
221 * Modify killall to work better with user space file system, by
222 changing cwd to /proc when stopping and killing processes, and
223 avoiding stat() when the value isn't used. Also, lock process
224 pages in memory to avoid paging when user processes are stopped.
225 Patch from Debian and Goswin von Brederlow with changes by Kel
226 Modderman.
227 * Change shutdown to only accept flags -H and -P with the -h flag,
228 and document this requirement in the manual page.
229 * Change reboot/halt to work properly when used as a login shell.
230 Patch by Dale R. Worley and Fedora.
231 * Let sulogin fall back to the staticly linked /bin/sash if both roots
232 shell and /bin/sh fail to execute.
233
234 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:58:10 +0200
235
236 sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low
237
238 * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
239 linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
240 * Applied trivial OWL patches
241 * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
242 (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
243 * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd
244 * killall5 now skips kernel threads
245 * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
246 Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
247 * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
248 * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
249 init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
250 variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
251 16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
252 of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
253 * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
254 INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
255 * Add "mountpoint" utility.
256 * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
257 * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
258 sulogin-message, user-console)
259
260 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200
261
262 sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low
263
264 * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
265 * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
266 otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
267 * Removed support for ioctl.save.
268 * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
269 * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
270 * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
271 and waitpid(2) return code. In certain circumstances, this leads to
272 TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
273 * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
274 * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
275 * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
276 * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).
277
278 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200
279
280 sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low
281
282 * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
283 and give a clear error when that fails.
284 * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
285 'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
286 testing in chroot/jail type environments.
287
288 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100
289
290 sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low
291
292 * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
293 virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
294 * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
295 * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
296 keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.
297
298 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200
299
300 sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low
301
302 * Print out correct version number at startup.
303 * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)
304
305 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200
306
307 sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low
308
309 * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
310 Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
311 * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
312 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
313 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
314 * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch
315
316 sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low
317
318 * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
319 * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels
320
321 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200
322
323 sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low
324
325 * New upstream version
326 * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
327 * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
328 * Make /dev/console controlling tty
329 * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
330 * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
331 * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
332 * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
333 * Update README (closes: #85650)
334 * Fix init.8 manpage (closes: #75268)
335 * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes: #67875)
336 * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
337 * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)
338
339 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200
340
341 sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high
342
343 * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
344 * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)
345
346 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100
347
348 sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low
349
350 * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
351 * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
352 or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
353 * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)
354
355 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100
356
357 sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low
358
359 * Fix last -i option
360
361 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200
362
363 sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
364
365 * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
366 * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
367 * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option
368
369 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200
370
371 sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low
372
373 * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
374 * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
375 * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
376 * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
377 On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
378 * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch
379
380 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200
381
382 sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high
383
384 * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>
385
386 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100
387
388 sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
389
390 * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.
391
392 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100
393
394 sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low
395
396 * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
397 * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
398 * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
399 For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
400 with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
401 * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
402 * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
403 if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
404 help devfs a bit.
405 * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
406 again in support of devfs.
407 * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)
408
409 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200
410
411 sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
412
413 * Fix last.c again.
414 * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
415 * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices
416
417 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200
418
419 sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
420
421 * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
422 thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
423 David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
424 * Fixes bugs:
425 #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
426 #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
427 #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
428 #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
429 #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
430 #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
431 #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
432 #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
433 #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init
434
435 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200
436
437 sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
438
439 * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
440 * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
441 by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>
442
443 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200
444
445 sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
446
447 * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
448 * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
449 the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
450 * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
451 'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
452 (passing its state through exec, certainly).
453 May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
454 24 Feb 1998, AV:
455 did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
456 Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
457 re_exec fails.
458
459 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100
460
461 sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low
462
463 * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.
464
465 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100
466
467 sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
468
469 * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
470 Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
471 might have been more hidden problems.
472 * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
473 * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
474 * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
475 * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
476 Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
477 * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
478 * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)
479
480 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100
481
482 sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low
483
484 * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases
485
486 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200
487
488 sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low
489
490 * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>. Thanks Bill!
491 * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
492 "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
493 * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
494 * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
495 * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
496 (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
497 * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
498 * Compiled for libc6
499 * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>
500
501 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200
502
503 sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
504
505 * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)
506
507 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200
508
509 sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
510
511 * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
512 * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
513 * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
514 * Removed sync() from main loop.
515 * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)
516
517 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200
518
519 sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
520
521 * Respawn fix
522 * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
523 * Moved files in source archive around
524 * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
525 * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
526 * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries
527
528 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100
529
530 sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
531
532 * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
533 /dev/tty0)
534
535 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100
536
537 sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high
538
539 * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
540 daemons
541 * Puts copyright file in the right place
542
543 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100
544
545 sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium
546
547 * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
548 being used..
549 * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
550 * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
551 * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
552 * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
553 * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
554 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
555 * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
556 /var/log and /etc itself.
557
558 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl> Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100
559
560 2.66 29-Oct-1996
561 - Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
562 being used..
563 - Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
564 - Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
565 - Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
566 - Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
567 - Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
568 This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
569 - Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
570 /var/log and /etc itself.
571
572 2.64 28-Jun-1996
573 - Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
574 - Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
575 - Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
576 - Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
577 - SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
578 - Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
579 - Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
580 - killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).
581
582 2.63 14-Jun-1996
583 - Fixed preinst script for Debian
584 - Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
585 - Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts
586
587 2.62-2 09-Jun-1996
588 - Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
589 at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.
590
591 2.62 31-May-1996
592 - Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
593 init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
594 file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
595 - Added docs for Slackware
596
597 2.61-3 29-May-1996
598 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
599 - Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
600 - Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.
601
602 2.61 29-Apr-1996
603 - Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
604 - Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
605 - Fixed killall5 problems
606 - Added manpage for lastb
607 - Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
608 - Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
609 - Added timeout option to sulogin
610
611 2.60-2 16-Apr-1996
612 - Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
613 - Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
614 - Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c
615
616 2.60 01-Apr-1996
617 - Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
618 Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
619 - Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
620 - Added architecture to debian.control
621 - Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
622 - Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
623 - Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
624 - Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up
625
626 2.59 10-Mar-1996
627 - Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
628 - removed closelog() from init.c
629 - removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
630 - Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
631 - Added last and mesg to installation targets
632 - rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.
633
634 2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
635 - Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
636 - Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink
637
638 2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
639 - Added the latest debian files.
640 - Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
641 - Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
642 - Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot
643
644 2.57d 03-Dec-1995
645 - Added sulogin
646 - Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
647 anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
648 - Moved fastboot to /fastboot
649 - Folded in Debian patches.
650 - Removed old scripts
651 - Added debian /etc/directory.
652
653 2.57c 08-Oct-1995
654 - Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
655 - Processes no longer killed when "process" field
656 changes, change takes effect after next respawn.
657
658 2.57b xx-Aug-1995
659 - Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0
660
661 2.57a 10-Jul-1995
662 - Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
663 - Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
664 - Changed dowall.c
665 - Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)
666
667 2.57 22-May-1995
668 - Changed a few things here and there, didn't
669 really document it :)
670
671 2.55 17-Jan-1995
672 - Added option to shutdown to run standalone.
673
674 2.54 12-Jan-1995
675 - Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
676 - added /etc/initscript
677 - reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
678 - Can run from read-only root (CDROM)
679
680 2.53 10-Oct-1994
681 - Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
682 use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
683 - Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
684 - Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.
685
686 2.52 30-Aug-1994
687 - Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
688 - Updated `last'.
689 - Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
690 TODO:
691 * Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
692 * update powerd
693 * remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
694 * remote shutdown
695
696 2.50 14-Feb-1994
697 - Ignores unknown command line arguments.
698 - Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
699 - Lots of changes all over the place.
700 (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
701 runlevel into utmp file etc)
702 - now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
703 - Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
704 etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
705 - runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
706 - added support for serial console.
707 - updated Propaganda, manpages.
708 - added shutdown access control.
709
710 2.4 24-May-93
711 - Send out the official version into the world as
712 SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.
713
714 2.4g 15-May-93
715 - Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
716 hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
717 keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
718 now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".
719
720 2.4a 22-Apr-93
721 - Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
722 - Changed init to write wtmp records that are
723 SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
724 BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
725 field of inittab, for getties that want to do
726 their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
727 - Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
728 and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
729 environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)
730
731 2.2.3 24-Mar-93
732 - Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
733 unneeded.
734 - Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
735 - Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
736 - This version is stable enough to post.
737
738 2.2 02-Mar-93
739 - Made wait()'s asynchronous
740 - Changed whole thing to one big state machine
741 - Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
742 - Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
743 process will be executed when the system goes from a
744 runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a
745 level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.
746
747 2.1 28-Jan-93
748 - Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
749 - Check 'initdefault' for validity.
750 - Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
751 - Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
752 is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
753 - Added patches to use syslog if defined.
754
755 2.0 08-Dec-92
756 - Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
757 version number.
758 - Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
759 - With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
760 run standalone for test purposes.
761
762 1.3, 05-Jul-92
763 - Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
764 to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.
765
766 1.2, 16-Jun-92
767 - Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
768 and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.
769
770 1.1, 30-Apr-92
771 - Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
772 process, but all entries are of type process. Every
773 'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
774 - Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
775 - _SYSV support is really Linux support,
776 done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.
777
778 1.0, 01-Feb-92
779 - Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
780 operating system. Required some mods. to the
781 kernel.
782