Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Gary Thornock gthornock at
Sat Jan 17 21:06:06 MST 2009

>>>   smartctl -a /dev/sda | head
>> I try your command there, and it returns 'command not found'
>> .. What am I missing here?
> Looks like in Ubuntu 8.04 and RHEL5, it's in the smartmontools
> package. In RHEL4, it looks like it's in the kernel-utils
> package. Too lazy to look on my Fedora box, sorry. It doesn't
> look like it's part of a base install on any of those though.

It's sysutils/smartmontools on FreeBSD.  Which, in combination
with the naming on Ubuntu and RHEL5, leads me to suspect that the
package will be named "smartmontools" more often than not.

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