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Re: hdparm init.d script?

On Mon, 16 May 2005 09:46:27 -0400
"Thomas Chadwick" <j_tetazoo@hotmail.com> wrote:

> >From: Jacob S
> >To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> >Subject: Re: hdparm init.d script?
> >Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 09:19:29 -0500
> [snip]
> >Ah, in Woody it's done with the 'hwtools' package - available via
> >apt-get. I think the config file is something like /etc/hwtools.conf,
> >but I may be wrong. ("dpkg -L hwtools | grep etc" will show you all
> >of the files it puts in /etc.)
> The description for the Woody version of the hwtools package indicates
> that  it used to contain hdparm, but that was split off into a
> separate pacakge:
>     Some programs that were previously part of this package have been
>     moved 
> to
>     their own packages (hdparm, scsitools, memtest86)

Right. Hdparm _is_ a separate package, but the init.d script for hwtools
will still run hdparm at boot time (this is in Woody only). 
> If there is still something in hwtools that is required to get the
> proper  operation out of the hdparm package, then it should be moved
> to the hdparm  package, or someone needs modify the hdparm package so
> that it requires the  hwtools package.

It is not required to get hdparm to work. It is not even required if you
want hdparm called at boot time - it is just a convenient way of doing
it. Nevertheless, this is probably (part of) why hdparm got its own
init.d script in the version in Sarge and Sid.


P.S. Cc'ed to Debian-user as I think you meant to keep this on-list.

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