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Install an enhanced SMART monitoring package
Authored by: geppo1982 on May 22, '06 06:16:48AM
I wrote another, more complete, installer for smartd and smartctl. This new version of the installer contains a file to launch the smartd daemon at startup (using launchd).
http://geppo1982.altervista.org/smartmontools_5.36.pkg.tgz


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Failed to install
Authored by: hamarkus on May 22, '06 06:35:55AM

It says: "There were errors during the installation" "Please try again"

I quit smartd before running the installer. It realised I already had a version of smartd and changed the button from install to upgrade.



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Install an enhanced SMART monitoring package
Authored by: smkolins on May 22, '06 06:45:56AM

apple+i the /usr/local/bin/ parts and it still says PPC - needs to be a universal binary I think. This might explain the difference between it working on G5 SATA drives and not MacTel SATA drives. I installed the darwinports version which I could see compiled with i386 parts.

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Install an enhanced SMART monitoring package
Authored by: mnewman on May 22, '06 05:02:49PM

The installer log says that it writes 12 files. What are they and where do they go?

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Install an enhanced SMART monitoring package
Authored by: geppo1982 on May 22, '06 11:40:31PM
The last installer version contains:
/Library/Application Support/smartd (folder for the smartd configuration file)
/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.smartd.launcher.plist (file needed to launch smartd as daemon)
/usr/local/bin/smartctl (smartctl universal binary)
/usr/local/bin/smartd (smartd universal binary)
At the end of the installation an applescript will ask you for an e-mail address needed for the notification of errors and failures of your hard drive. The address will be written in the /Library/Application Support/smartd/smartd.conf file.

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Install an enhanced SMART monitoring package
Authored by: mnewman on May 23, '06 01:08:23AM

Thanks and good work. I've used your installer on two machines now.

One small problem. I've added "-M test" to the end of the active line in the smartd.conf file in order to generate a test e-mail message when smartd first runs.

This works, except that the body of the test e-mail message is blank.

If I run smartd from the command line it generates a test e-mail message with the body in tact:

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This email was generated by the smartd daemon running on:

host name: Smooch.local
DNS domain: local
NIS domain:

The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon:

TEST EMAIL from smartd for device: /dev/disk0s3

For details see host's SYSLOG (default: /var/log/messages).
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What could cause the body to be blank when smartd is started with launchd?

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Saipan and Narita Layover Pages:
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Install an enhanced SMART monitoring package
Authored by: smkolins on May 24, '06 08:13:38PM

I'ld like to know exactly what URL you used to get the universal binary - I tried this one twice and it's still not universal.

http://geppo1982.altervista.org/smartmontools_5.36.pkg.tgz

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Install an enhanced SMART monitoring package
Authored by: geppo1982 on May 26, '06 01:16:40PM

On my Mac (G5) the Kind (in the info window) of smartd and smartctl is "Document (Universal)" and I think this means they are Intel ready. Is this wrong?



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