smartmontools-7.3

Introduction to smartmontools

The smartmontools package contains utility programs (smartctl, smartd) to control/monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern ATA and SCSI disks.

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Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

smartmontools Dependencies

Optional (runtime)

cURL-7.84.0 or Lynx-2.8.9rel.1 or Wget-1.21.3 (download tools), and GnuPG-2.3.7 (encrypted hard disks)

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/smartmontools

Installation of smartmontools

Install smartmontools by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr           \
            --sysconfdir=/etc       \
            --with-initscriptdir=no \
            --with-libsystemd=no    \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/smartmontools-7.3 &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-initscriptdir=no: This switch suppresses the default initialization script. See below for the BLFS script.

--with-libsystemd=no: This switch disables support for the sd-notify notification system provided by systemd.

Configuring smartmontools

Config File

/etc/smartd.conf

Configuration Information

See the embedded comments in /etc/smartd.conf for detailed instructions on customizing the smartd daemon.

Boot Script

If you want the smartd daemon to start automatically when the system is booted, install the /etc/rc.d/init.d/smartd init script included in the blfs-bootscripts-20220722 package.

make install-smartd

Contents

Installed Programs: smartctl, smartd, and update-smart-drivedb
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/smartmontools, /usr/share/doc/smartmontools-7.3, and /etc/smartd_warning.d

Short Descriptions

smartctl

is the control and monitor utility for SMART Disks

smartd

is the SMART disk monitoring daemon

update-smart-drivedb

is the update tool for the smartmontools drive database