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[sysvinit] New sysvinit release tagged - need help with the publishing (

From: Petter Reinholdtsen
Subject: [sysvinit] New sysvinit release tagged - need help with the publishing (Was: PAM support?)
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:36:14 +0200
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[Werner Fink]
> OK, just do it.

I've stamped and tagged the new release, but seem to lack the
privilege on <URL:> to do
releases.  Can you fix that?

This is the final changelog:

sysvinit (2.88dsf) world; urgency=low

  [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
  * Mention new home on Savannah in README.
  * Revert change from Fedora/RedHat where the now obsolete command
    INIT_CMD_CHANGECONS was introduced.  Based on feedback and patch
    from Bill Nottingham.
  * Adjust makefile to make sure the install directories are created
    before files are copied into them.
  * Simplify build rules, based on patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
  * Fix minor bug in optimizing of argument parsing.  Based on
    report from jakemus on freshmeat.
  * Add casts to get rid of compiler warning about signed/unsigned issues.
  * Change tty handling in init to make sure the UTF-8 flag is not cleared
    on boot.  Patch from Samuel Thibault.
  * Add Makefile in toplevel directory.
  * Print usage information when shutdown is used by non-root user.
    Patch from Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
  * Sync shutdown manual page and usage information.  Patch from Mike
    Frysinger and Gentoo.
  * Fix race condition in utmp writing.  Patch from Gil Kloepfer via
    Mike Frysinger and Gentoo.
  * Rewrite findtty() in bootlogd to recursively search /dev/ for the
    correct device, to handle terminal devices for example in /dev/pty/.
    Patch from Debian.
  * Make sure bootlogd findpty() returns an error value when it fails to
    find a usable pty.  Patch from Rob Leslie via Debian.
  * Make sure bootlogd fflush() every line, even if asked not to flush
    to disk using fdatasync().  Patch from Scott Gifford via Debian.
  * Add compatibility code to handle old path "/etc/powerstatus" for a
  * Incude definition for MNT_DETACH which is missing in older GNU libc
  * Do not strip binaries before installing them, to make it easier to
    get binaries with debug information installed.

  [ Werner Fink ]
  * Add the comment from Andrea Arcangeli about the correct
    place of setting the default childhandler within spawn().
  * Make sure that newline is printed out for last(1) even
    if an utmp record entry is truncated.
  * Check if utmp not only exists but also is writable and delay
    writing out of the utmp runlevel record if utmp is not writable.
  * Be able to find libcrypt also on 64 bit based architectures.
  * Add option -w to the last command to display the full user and
    domain names in the output.  Patch from Petr Lautrbach.
  * Add a manual page for utmpdump as this tool is sometimes
    very useful even if not intended for normal use.
  * Use paths.h macros for wall
  * Change path "/etc/powerstatus" to "/var/run/powerstatus"
  * Detected also removable block devices at halt/reboot to be able
    to flush data and send them the ATA standby command.  This should
    avoid data loss on USB sticks and other removable block devices.
  * Flush block devices on halt/reboot if not done by the kernel.
  * Set SHELL to /bin/sh in the environmant of shutdown.
  * Retry to write out shutdown messages if interrupted.
  * pidof/killall5 - make omit pid list a dynamic one.
  * pidof - provide '-n' to skip stat(2) syscall on network based FS.
  * init - avoid compiler warnings
  * init - initialize console by using the macros from ttydefaults.h
  * init - add the possiblity to ignore further interrupts from keyboard
  * init - add the possiblity to set sane terminal line settings
  * sulogin - add the possibility to reset the terminal io
  * Fix some minor problems
  * init - enable is_selinux_enabled() to detect selinuxfs
  * Add fix for Debian bug #536574 -- Can be enabled by -DACCTON_OFF
  * Add helper program fstab-decode to make it easier to handle
    /etc/mtab content. Patch by Miloslav Trmac and Fedora.
  * Add fix for Debian bug #335023 - Make sure TERM is set on FreeBSD.
  * Add fix for Debian bug #374038 - Make it clear that shutdown -c can
    only cancel a waiting shutdown, not an active one.
  * Add note to pidof manual page about the use of readlink(2). Patch by
    Bill Nottingham and Fedora.
  * Add PAM patch contrib/notify-pam-dead.patch based on Debian bug
    #68621, which will add PAM support for programs spawned by init on
    the console like sulogin. Based on patch by Topi Miettinen.  This
    patch is not applied by default yet while we review its
    usefullness.  It is only helpful for session handling, as sulogin
    do not use and will not use a PAM conv() function.  The current
    sulogin is able to handle DES as well as MD5, SHA, and Blowfish
    encrypted passwords due using getpwnam(3).
  * Move utmp/wtmp before the execvp() in spawn() to be sure to
    use the correct pid even on a controlling tty
  * Remaining problem is that the pid of the second fork() for
    getting a controlling tty isn't that reported by spawn()
  * Re-enable writting utmp/wtmp for boot scripts
  * Extend sulogin to support additional encryption algorithms
  * Re-enable maintenance message of sulogin
  * Enable the sulogin fallback password check to handle  MD5, SHA, and
    Blowfish encrypted passwords in case of getpwnam(3) fails.
  * sulogin picking the SELinux context was broken. Patch by Daniel Walsh

 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <address@hidden>  Sun Apr 11 11:28:55 CEST 2010

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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