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hddtemp is s simple little utility that reads hard drive temp information. I've used it to shove data in to rrds via rrdtool for years. Recently I've build a new 13.37 box and it doesn't seem to want to compile anymore. hddtemp appears as if it is no longer maintained. The HD database is quite a bit out of date as well. It seems like it may be time to switch to something else rather than try and get this working.
Anyone have any suggestions to replacements?
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I know you're looking for alternatives, but hddtemp compiles and runs fine for me under 13.37 64-bit. It is outdated, but it's still pretty accurate as the reading on mine is the same as what's provided by smartctl. While I would prefer to use something that's already included with Slackware, I went with hddtemp as that allows non-root usage to some extent.
Is it me or did something change in Slackware 14.0 that made hddtemp no longer useful when used by a user? I have 'hddtemp -d /dev/sda' executing fine, but running hddtemp as user afterward no longer works as it did prior to 14.0.
EDIT: blah, nevermind... somehow conky is able to access this info after restarting conky and hddtemp.
Looks like the patch mentioned in comment #8 is still required. I cannot build hddtemp in 14.1 unless I use the patch. The patch is not included in SBo. Why can some people build hddtemp without the patch and others cannot?