Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131914
separate smartmontools from kernel-utils
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
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Description of problem:
The smart mon tools should be separated from kernel-utils as it is a
separatly developed program and is not really a "kernel-util" anyway..
it's a Harddrive monitoring tool. IT also makes it a *pain* to
upgrade to a newer smartmontools.sf.net release when other packages
depend on kenrel-utils for the other apps provided in that package.
I totally agree. This is a copy of a long-standing bug report/request:
Meanwhile, to upgrade to current smartmontools releases, use
-Uvh --force or -ivh --force to overwrite the kernel-utils smartmontools
I never --force RPMS.. screws up the dependencies when using any dep
manager (up2date, yum, or apt-get) I personally use the latter (apt)
and usually rebuild the RPMS if I need them fixed the right way.
Marking as a dup and adding my comments to the other bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 108569 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.