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sysvinit (2.86) cistron; urgency=low

  * Fixed up bootlogd to read /proc/cmdline. Also keep an internal
    linebuffer to process \r, \t and ^H. It is becoming useable.
  * Applied trivial OWL patches
  * Block signals in syslog(), since syslog() is not re-entrant
    (James Olin Oden <joden@malachi.lee.k12.nc.us>, redhat bug #97534)
  * Minor adjustements so that sysvinit compiles on the Hurd 
  * killall5 now skips kernel threads
  * Inittab entries with both 'S' and other runlevels were broken.
    Fix by Bryan Kadzban <bryan@kadzban.is-a-geek.net>
  * Changed initreq.h to be more flexible and forwards-compatible.
  * You can now through /dev/initctl set environment variables in
    init that will be inherited by its children. For now, only
    variables prefixed with INIT_ can be set and the maximum is
    16 variables. There's also a length limit due to the size
    of struct init_request, so it should be safe from abuse.
  * Option -P and -H to shutdown set INIT_HALT=POWERDOWN and
    INIT_HALT=HALT as environment variables as described above
  * Add "mountpoint" utility.
  * Slightly better algorithm in killall5.c:pidof()
  * Added some patches from fedora-core (halt-usage, last -t,
    sulogin-message, user-console)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:14:58 +0200

sysvinit (2.85) cistron; urgency=low

  * Add IPv6 support in last(1)
  * Sulogin: even if the root password is empty, ask for a password-
    otherwise there is no way to set a timeout.
  * Removed support for ioctl.save.
  * Turned of support for /etc/initrunlvl and /var/run/initrunlvl
  * Fixed warts in dowall.c ("Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org>)
  * Fix init.c::spawn(). The "f" variable was used both as file descriptor
    and waitpid(2) return code.  In certain circumstances, this leads to
    TIOCSCTTY with wrong file descriptor (Vladimir N. Oleynik).
  * Fix fd leak in sulogin (Dmitry V. Levin).
  * More error checking in all wait() calling code (Dmitry V. Levin).
  * Fix argv[] initialization in spawn() (Dmitry V. Levin).
  * Change strncpy to strncat in most places (Dmitry V. Levin).

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:37:57 +0200

sysvinit (2.84) cistron; urgency=low

  * Don't use /etc/initlvl interface for telinit; only use /dev/initctl,
    and give a clear error when that fails.
  * Add -i/--init command line flag to init - this tells init
    'behave as system init even if you're not PID#1'. Useful for
    testing in chroot/jail type environments.

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:10:08 +0100

sysvinit (2.83) cistron; urgency=low

  * Fix bug in shutdown where it didn't check correctly for a
    virtual console when checking /etc/shutdown.allow
  * Fix race condition in waitpid() [Andrea Arcangeli]
  * Call closelog() after openlog()/syslog() since recent libc's
    keep the logging fd open and that is fd#0 aka stdin.

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue,  2 Oct 2001 23:27:06 +0200

sysvinit (2.82) cistron; urgency=low

  * Print out correct version number at startup.
  * Fix spelling of initttab in init(8)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:50:44 +0200

sysvinit (2.81) cistron; urgency=low

  * Fix typo/bug in killall5/pidof, -o option failed to work since 2.79.
    Reformatted source code to prevent this from happening again.
  * shutdown.8: applied redhat manpage update
  * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sulogin-nologin.patch
  * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-notty.patch
  * sulogin: applied redhat sysvinit-2.78-sigint.patch

sysvinit (2.80) cistron; urgency=low

  * Grammar/spelling fixes in shutdown.c (Christian Steinrueck)
  * Don't set controlling tty for non-(sysinit,boot,single) runlevels

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:26:56 +0200

sysvinit (2.79) cistron; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
  * several fixes to wall by Tim Robbins <fyre@box3n.gumbynet.org>
  * Several extra boundary checks by Solar Designer
  * Make /dev/console controlling tty
  * Stricter checks on ownership of tty by mesg(1)
  * Documented and restricted -n option to wall(1)
  * Make it compile with glibc 2.2.2
  * Document IO redirection in wall manpage (closes: #79491)
  * Update README (closes: #85650)
  * Fix init.8 manpage (closes:  #75268)
  * Fix typo in halt(8) manpage (closes:  #67875)
  * Check time argument of shutdown(8) for correctness (closes: #67825)
  * Check for stale sessions in last(1) (Chris Wolf <cwolf@starclass.com>)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Wed,  4 Jul 2001 15:04:36 +0200

sysvinit (2.78-2) frozen unstable; urgency=high

  * Change "booting" to "reloading" message at reload
  * Add "-z xxx" dummy command line argument (closes: #54717)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:17:54 +0100

sysvinit (2.78-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * 2.78 will be the new upstream version, I'm skipping 2.77
  * Shutdown now calls sync before switching the runlevel to 0 or 6,
    or before unmounting filesystems if -n was used (closes: #46461)
  * Some cosmetic changes to init.c (closes: #32079)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Thu, 30 Dec 1999 20:40:23 +0100

sysvinit (2.77-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix last -i option

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue,  5 Oct 1999 21:51:50 +0200

sysvinit (2.77-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Write reboot record into utmp file as well to make rms happy
  * Fork and dump core in / if SIGSEGV is received for debugging purposes
  * Patch by Craig Sanders <cas@vicnet.net.au> for "last" -i option

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Wed,  4 Aug 1999 11:16:23 +0200

sysvinit (2.76-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Change dowall.c to handle Unix98 ptys correctly
  * Add comment in rcS about usage of setup.sh and unconfigured.sh
  * Shutdown now removes nologin file just before calling telinit
  * SEGV handler now tries to continue after sleep of 30 seconds.
    On a 386-class processor it also prints out the value of EIP.
  * Fix for racecondition in check_init_fifo() by Richard Gooch

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Sat,  8 May 1999 17:22:57 +0200

sysvinit (2.76-3) frozen unstable; urgency=high

  * Small bugfix to last.c courtesy of Danek Duvall <duvall@emufarm.ml.org>

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:44 +0100

sysvinit (2.76-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high

  * Fix bug in check_pipe() which crashes init on the Alpha.

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue,  3 Nov 1998 11:09:13 +0100

sysvinit (2.75-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Change sulogin password buffer to 128 characters.
  * Don't print control characters in dowall.c
  * Try to open getenv ("CONSOLE"), /dev/console and /dev/tty0 in order.
    For backwards compatibility when you try to boot a 2.0.x kernel
    with a linux > 2.1.70 /dev/console device.
  * Change src/Makefile for non-debian systems (mainly, RedHat)
  * Try to create /dev/initctl if not present; check every time to see
    if the dev/ino of /dev/initctl has changed and re-open it. This should
    help devfs a bit.
  * Send SIGUSR1 to init at bootup to let it re-open /dev/initctl;
    again in support of devfs.
  * Moved pidof to /bin (it's only a link to killall5 anyway)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Mon,  5 Oct 1998 14:03:14 +0200

sysvinit (2.75-2) frozen unstable; urgency=medium

  * Fix last.c again.
  * Add check to see if /dev/initctl is really a FIFO
  * In ifdown.c first down all shaper devices then the real devices

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue,  2 Jun 1998 22:43:01 +0200

sysvinit (2.75-1) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Rewrote last.c to be much more memory friendly and correct,
    thanks to Nick Andrew <nick@zeta.org.au> and
    David Parrish <dparrish@zeta.org.au>
  * Fixes bugs:
    #21616: sysvinit: sulogin thinks md5 root password is bad
    #21765: sysvinit: Typo in `killall5.c'
    #21775: sysvinit: sysvinit does not support MD5 hashed passwords
    #21990: /usr/bin/last: unnecessary memset and off-by-one bug
    #22084: sysvinit 2.74-4: SIGPWR missing on sparc
    #21900: init, powerfail events, and shutdown.allow
    #21702: init 0 does not work as expected...
    #21728: sysvinit: Typo in `init.c'
    #22363: sysvinit: discrepance btw. manpage and /sbin/init

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue, 19 May 1998 11:02:29 +0200

sysvinit (2.74-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium

  * Add -o option to last to process libc5 utmp files.
  * Buffer overflow fixed in init.c (not very serious; only exploitable
    by root). Thanks to Chris Evans <chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk>

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:04:33 +0200

sysvinit (2.74-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Should compile with glibc 1.99 :)
  * Change behaviour of reboot(1) and halt(1) so that the default when
    the runlevel can't be determined is to call shutdown.
  * Added re-exec patch from Al Viro (21 Feb 1998):
        'U' flag added to telinit. It forces init to re-exec itself
        (passing its state through exec, certainly).
        May be useful for smoother (heh) upgrades.
        24 Feb 1998, AV:
        did_boot made global and added to state - thanks, Miquel.
        Yet another file descriptors leak - close state pipe if
        re_exec fails.

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:42:46 +0100

sysvinit (2.73-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Change _NSIG to NSIG for 2.1.x kernel includes.

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Thu,  8 Jan 1998 16:01:02 +0100

sysvinit (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Use siginterrupt, now that system calls are restarted by default.
    Main symptom was that the sulogin timeout didn't work but there
    might have been more hidden problems.
  * Kill process immidiately if turned off in inittab
  * Fixed sulogin check on tty arg.
  * Use strerror() instead of sys_errlist
  * wall now supports a '-n' option to suppress [most of] the banner.
    Debian doesn't use sysvinit's wall, but apparently Redhat does.
  * Add '-F' (forcefsck) option to shutdown
  * Close and reopen /dev/initctl on SIGUSR1 (mainly for a /dev in ram)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Sat,  3 Jan 1998 16:32:39 +0100

sysvinit (2.72-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add extra fork() in dowall.c to avoid hanging in rare cases

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:44:00 +0200

sysvinit (2.72) unstable; urgency=low

  * Applied manual page patches by Bill Hawes <whawes@star.net>.  Thanks Bill!
  * Applied patches to the sample Slackware scripts by
    "Jonathan I. Kamens" <jik@kamens.brookline.ma.us>
  * Fix halt and reboot runlevels 0 & 6 check.
  * Only say "no more processes left in runlevel x" once
  * Fix race condition with SIGCHLD in spawn()
    (thanks to Alon Ziv <alonz@CS.Technion.AC.IL>)
  * Compress all manpages (missed 2)
  * Compiled for libc6
  * Added poweroff patch by Roderich Schupp <rsch@ExperTeam.de>

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Sun, 12 Oct 1997 17:20:17 +0200

sysvinit (2.71-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low

  * Print 2.71 instead of 2.70 on startup :)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Mon, 5 May 1997 12:45:25 +0200

sysvinit (2.71-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high

  * Added code for updwtmp() in utmp.c for glibc (2.0.3)
  * Fixed all programs to use functions from utmp.c and getutent()
  * Do not try to clean up utmp in init itself (Bug#9022)
  * Removed sync() from main loop.
  * Hopefully fixes bug #8657 (shutdown signal handling)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Sat, 26 Apr 1997 19:57:27 +0200

sysvinit (2.70-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Respawn fix
  * Removed StUdLy CaPs from source code
  * Moved files in source archive around
  * Fixes for glibc (utmp handling, signal handling).
  * Fixed '-d' option to last (now also works without '-a').
  * Added extra checking in last.c to prevent showing dead entries

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:31:30 +0100

sysvinit (2.69-1) frozen unstable; urgency=medium

  * Fixed bug that can throw X in a loop (or any other app that reads from
    /dev/tty0)

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:32:24 +0100

sysvinit (2.67-1) frozen unstable; urgency=high

  * Fixes problem with /dev/console being controlling terminal of some
    daemons
  * Puts copyright file in the right place

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:23:33 +0100

sysvinit (2.66-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
    being used..
  * Also compiles and runs with GNU libc (and on the Alpha)
  * Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
  * Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
  * Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
  * Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait
    This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
  * Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
    /var/log and /etc itself.

 -- Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:46:54 +0100

2.66    29-Oct-1996
- Skipped 2.65. A development 2.65 got out by accident and is apparently
  being used..
- Fixed dowall.c not to exit when getpwuid() fails and uid == 0.
- Fixed init panic'ing on empty lines in /etc/inittab
- Changed default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin
- Ported to Linux/Alpha and GNU libc.
- Set /dev/console as controlling terminal for sysinit,bootwait,wait,powerwait.
  This allows using ^C to interrupt some parts of eg the boot process.
- Remove old symlink in /var/log/initlvl; let init check both
  /var/log and /etc itself.

2.64	28-Jun-1996
- Init checks CONSOLE environment variable on startup (overrides /dev/console)
- Init sets CONSOLE variable for all its children.
- Wtmp(): when zeroing out old utmp entries, keep ut_id field
- Wtmp(): try to re-use ut_id field if possible.
- SetTerm(): only read from /etc/ioctl.save if written once.
- Included start-stop-daemon, C version (source only).
- Fixed wait() for the emergency shell.
- killall5: ignore signal before doing kill(-1, pid).

2.63    14-Jun-1996
- Fixed preinst script for Debian
- Fixed init.c to become init daemon if name is init.new
- Fixed pidof to not return PIDs of shell scripts

2.62-2	09-Jun-1996
- Changed debian /etc/init.d/boot script to create a nologin file
  at boot and to remove it just before going multiuser.

2.62    31-May-1996
- Decided to release a 2.62 version with a BIG WARNING about upgrading
  init in it. Will send a patch to Linus for the linux/Documentation/Changes
  file so that 2.62 or later is mentioned as the version to upgrade to.
- Added docs for Slackware

2.61-3  29-May-1996
- Fixed debian/etc/init.d/network for the lo device.
- Added "-xdev" to the cd /tmp && find in debian/etc/init.d/boot
- Made remove time for files in /tmp configurable.

2.61    29-Apr-1996
- Changed /etc/init.d/boot script again
- Fixed problem in init.c with trailing whitespace after entries in inittab
- Fixed killall5 problems
- Added manpage for lastb
- Added SHELL= environment variable to sulogin
- Fixed sulogin & shadow problems
- Added timeout option to sulogin

2.60-2  16-Apr-1996
- Fixed sulogin (didn't work if root wasn't first entry in shadow file)
- Fixed mesg for systems with "tty" group (such as Debian)
- Fixed nsyslog() in killall5.c

2.60   01-Apr-1996
- Fixed race condition in init.c, resulting in hanging shutdowns.
  Courtesy of Max Neunhoeffer <Max.Neunhoeffer@urz.uni-heidelberg.de>.
- Fixed debian/etc/init.d/boot for swapon and mdadd
- Added architecture to debian.control
- Added manpages for rc.boot and rc.local
- Updated inittab manpage for 4-character runlevel field
- Added debian replaces for bsdutils < version_without_mesg
- Fixed init.c so that it also works with kernels 1.3.81 and up

2.59   10-Mar-1996
- Init logs less to syslog (suspected to hang in syslog() or openlog() )
- removed closelog() from init.c
- removed time check of runlevel record in halt.
- Added options to last to get hostname from ut_addr field
- Added last and mesg to installation targets
- rewrote /etc/init.d/boot a bit.

2.58-2 04-Jan-1996
- Changed etc/init.d/rc to do a stty onlcr
- Added /var/log/initrunlvl symlink

2.58-1 31-Dec-1995
- Added the latest debian files.
- Added support for 4-character id fields (if you have libc5).
- Fixed pidof (in killall5) parsing of /proc/.../stat
- Save restore GMT setting in /etc/init.d/boot

2.57d 03-Dec-1995
- Added sulogin
- Added "-b" flag to init, gives a shell before
  anything else (in case the startup scripts are screwed)
- Moved fastboot to /fastboot
- Folded in Debian patches.
- Removed old scripts
- Added debian /etc/directory.

2.57c 08-Oct-1995
- Changed over to init_request (with initreq.h)
- Processes no longer killed when "process" field
  changes, change takes effect after next respawn.

2.57b xx-Aug-1995
- Bugfix release for Debian and Slackware 3.0

2.57a 10-Jul-1995
- Fixed race condition init init.c wrt got_chld
- Fixed one-off for malloc in killall5.c
- Changed dowall.c
- Console code: no relink to /dev/systty on CTRL-ALT-DEL)

2.57 22-May-1995
- Changed a few things here and there, didn't
	 	  really document it :)

2.55 17-Jan-1995
- Added option to shutdown to run standalone.

2.54 12-Jan-1995
- Added GNU copyrigh to all *.[ch] files.
- added /etc/initscript
- reboot and halt now call shutdown in runlevels 1-5
- Can run from read-only root (CDROM)

2.53 10-Oct-1994
- Renamed pidof to killall5, updated all scripts to
  use killall5 instead of kill -1 ....
- Rewrote scripts to use this, and some general changes.
- Added SysV command line compatibility to shutdown.

2.52 30-Aug-1994
- Added `powerfailnow' keyword, for when UPS battery is low.
- Updated `last'.
- Fixed utmp handling (wrt. CLEAN_UTMP)
TODO:
* Make last compatible with GNU/BSD (long options?)
* update powerd
* remote SIGPWR broadcast? in powerd? (with priv. port)
* remote shutdown

2.50  14-Feb-1994
- Ignores unknown command line arguments.
- Modelled more after the "real" sysVinit
- Lots of changes all over the place.
  (like showing runlevel in "ps" listing, logging
   runlevel into utmp file etc)
- now using "reliable" signals instead of V7 style.
- Updated all scripts. Examples are in two directories:
  etc (normal) and etc-sysv (sysv style scripts).
- runlevel 0 = halt, 1 = single user, 6 = reboot.
- added support for serial console.
- updated Propaganda, manpages.
- added shutdown access control.

2.4  24-May-93
- Send out the official version into the world as
  SysVinit-2.4.tar.z.

2.4g 15-May-93
- Changed init to really catch SIGPWR 'cause we
  hooked up an UPS to the Linux machine. The
  keyword for catching the TreeFingerSalute is
  now "ctrlaltdel" instead of "power{wait,fail}".

2.4a 22-Apr-93
- Fixed last to reckognize BSD style wtmp logging.
- Changed init to write wtmp records that are
  SysV compliant but are also reckognized by the
  BSD last. Added a '+' option to the 'process'
  field of inittab, for getties that want to do
  their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping (kludge!).
- Now accepts a runlevel on the command line,
  and reckognizes the 'auto' argument. (Sets the
  environment variable AUTOBOOT to YES)

2.2.3 24-Mar-93
- Ripped out the 'leave' action. To difficult, and
  unneeded.
- Going single user now kills _all_ processes.
- Added '-t secs' option to all commands.
- This version is stable enough to post.

2.2 02-Mar-93
- Made wait()'s asynchronous
- Changed whole thing to one big state machine
- Now using 'pseudo levels' # & * for SYSINIT & BOOT
- Added a new type of 'action', called leave. This
  process will be executed when the system goes from a
  runlevel specified in it's runlevel field to a 
  level that's not. Nice to bring down NFS and the like.

2.1 28-Jan-93
- Fixed a bug with 'boot' and 'once'.
- Check 'initdefault' for validity.
- Reckognizes "single" as command line argument.
- Retries execvp with 'sh -c exec ..' if command
  is a shell script. (shouldn't execvp do this?)
- Added patches to use syslog if defined.

2.0 08-Dec-92
- Rewrote the code totally, so started with a new
  version number.
- Dropped Minix support, this code now is Linux - specific.
- With TEST switch on, this init & telinit can
  run standalone for test purposes.

1.3, 05-Jul-92
- Got a 386, so installed Linux. Added 'soft' reboot
  to be default under linux. Fixed some typos.

1.2, 16-Jun-92
- Bugreport from Michael Haardt ; removed deadlock
  and added 'waitpid' instead of 'wait' for SYSV.

1.1, 30-Apr-92
- Read manual wrong: there is no 'action' field called
  process, but all entries are of type process. Every
  'process' get exec'ed by /bin/sh -c 'exec command'.
- Rapidly respawning processes are caught in the act.
- _SYSV support is really Linux support,
  done by poe@daimi.aau.dk on 25-Mar-92.

 1.0, 01-Feb-92
- Initial version, very primitive for the Minix
  operating system. Required some mods. to the
  kernel.