Odd version mismatch with smartmontools
Add backports.org as a source. I'm using a new install, clean machine.
use apt-get or aptitude to install smartmontools. You will see:
ws2:/etc# aptitude show smartmontools
Version: 5.36-8~bpo.1 <=
Ok, seems right. But now try smartctl -V, and note the output:
smartmontools release 5.32 dated 2004/07/05 at 08:10:26 UTC
Huh? I can go to
and find smartmontools_5.36-5bpo1_i386.deb, and if i install THAT i get
smartmontools release 5.36 dated 2006/04/12 at 17:39:01 UTC
Ok, that seems better.
So using backports as an apt source gets me a package that claims to be
5.36, but seems to be 5.32. This seems further confirmed by the "fake"
5.36 system spamming:
program smartctl is using a deprecated SCSI ioctl, please convert it to
which i believe someone on the smartmontools list told me was because i
was using "an old version, not the current."
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