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sanjioh 03-07-2013 01:22 PM

i8kutils slackbuild?
Hi everybody!
Has anyone a build script for i8kutils (tools for Dell notebooks fan control)? I've found this one, what do you think?


maciuszek 03-07-2013 01:48 PM

it's a curious script, all in one stuff using with that here tag for input to cat.. i wouldnt do it like this, considering it's for a buildscript and sbo && slackware have a similar standard that is not this!
aside from that it looks fine

/* personally i would just rip stuff out from this and write teh buildscript myself, finally submit it to sbo if i was in need of this. */

a good rule of thumb is simply comparing to other build scripts, anything really:
i don't know why it isent taking advantage of the install clp for the makefile, since as your buildscript shows me the src also supports the DESTDIR variable.. it would make stuff and things "duhhhh" less thinking!!
it might of gave a bad example but in general stuff like this helps confirm and reduces questions!

maciuszek 03-07-2013 01:48 PM


sanjioh 05-09-2013 09:54 AM


I finally ended up with a (SBo-like) SlackBuild for i8kutils.
You can find it at

It seems to be working fine here (Inspiron SE, aka 7520), I'm just planning to improve the rc.i8kmon script a little.

I've submitted the current version to SBo, it's pending for approval.

Bug reports, pull requests and testing in general are welcome! :)


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