Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88367
sensors-detect complains about missing dmidecode
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:12:12 EST
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Description of problem:
When I run sensors-detect, it complains that dmidecode is missing and that,
without it, it can't tell whether my machine is an IBM that could self-destruct.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run sensors-detect without dmidecode installed.
Actual Results: This warning appeared, among other sensors-detect output:
Could not find dmidecode, which should have been installed with lm_sensors.
Runing dmidecode would help us determining your system vendor, which allows
safer operations. Please provide one of the following:
You can still go on, but you are encouraged to fix the problem first.
IF THIS IS AN IBM THINKPAD, PRESS CTRL-C NOW!
IBM Thinkpads have a severely broken i2c/SMBus implementation, just scanning
the bus will break your Thinkpad forever!
If this is a non-Thinkpad IBM, we still suggest you press CTRL+C. We have
had users reporting system breakage on other IBM systems as well.
Expected Results: I wasn't expecting to be told that another piece of software
(dmidecode) should have been installed already. In that case, shouldn't the
lm_sensors package have a dependency to enforce this?
lm_sensors now requires kernel-utils which contains the latest and greates
Read ya, Phil