[mythtv-users] only on Sunday

Ian Campbell ijc at hellion.org.uk
Tue Dec 11 09:37:23 UTC 2018

On Tue, 2018-12-11 at 19:31 +1300, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> It looks like the version of smartmontools that is installed in Ubuntu
> is quite out of date.  When I looked at my Ubuntu 18.04 system, the
> version installed from the standard package shows as "release 6.6
> dated 2016-05-07",

Did you mean 6.5? Debian (testing) has 6.6 dated 2017-11-05 which is
the most recent version according to 

>  which is too old in the fast changing world of SSD
> drives.  And the package does not seem to have been built to include
> the "update-smart-drivedb" command.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=804299 seems to
explain that (I expect Ubuntu inherits this from Debian), also it looks
like (from comment #65) it might be coming back.

> So you may have to install a later version compiled from the source 
> code, which gets a bit messy:

I reckon (without proof or having actually tried it) that you can
probably just replace /var/lib/smartmontools/drivedb/drivedb.h with a
more up to date version you downloaded manually -- that's all update-
smart-drivedb appears to do...


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