Bug 610000 - lm_sensors initscript confusion
Summary: lm_sensors initscript confusion
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lm_sensors   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Michal Minar
QA Contact: Filip Holec
Keywords: Documentation, Reopened
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Reported: 2010-07-01 11:56 UTC by David Kovalsky
Modified: 2016-04-18 10:20 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: lm_sensors-3.1.1-16.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-09-25 10:46:45 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2012:1309 normal SHIPPED_LIVE lm_sensors bug fixes 2012-09-25 14:46:04 UTC

Description David Kovalsky 2010-07-01 11:56:57 UTC
I installed lm_sensors like I was used to in RHEL5, ran sensors-detect and the found that there is no initscript to load the needed modules. 

sensors-detect says to copy prog/init/lm_sensors.init file <- that's really confusing and should be changed to be more distro-friendly. 

Furthermore, while reading README.initscript - it didn't help me at all how to load the modules. 

I suggest the following changes:
 - if lm_sensors-sensord is not installed with lm_sensors that sensors-detect should point the user that (s)he needs to install the package to get the initscript

 - add a message to sensors-detect pointing user to lm_sensors-sensord package and remove misleading prog/init/lm_sensors.init

 - create a README.redhat with information how lm_sensors are packages. What's in lm_sensors and what in lm_sensors-sensord.

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-01 12:03:10 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-01-07 16:03:03 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to
address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to
ask your support representative to propose this request, if
appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an
exception in the current release, please ask your support

Comment 3 Nikola Pajkovsky 2011-01-25 09:48:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 623587 ***

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2012-09-25 10:46:45 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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