Bug 88367 - sensors-detect complains about missing dmidecode
sensors-detect complains about missing dmidecode
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lm_sensors (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-04-09 10:18 EDT by Barry K. Nathan
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-27 11:35:44 EDT
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Description Barry K. Nathan 2003-04-09 10:18:13 EDT
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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):
lm_sensors-2.6.5-5

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run sensors-detect without dmidecode installed.

Actual Results:  This warning appeared, among other sensors-detect output:
---cut here---
 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:
  /usr/local/sbin/dmidecode
  /usr/sbin/dmidecode
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.
---cut here---

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?

Additional info:
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2003-06-27 11:35:44 EDT
lm_sensors now requires kernel-utils which contains the latest and greates
dmidecode.

Read ya, Phil

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