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[opensuse] Re: building smartmontools
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:34:17 +0200
  • Message-id: <nsvih9$sfb$>
Carlos E. R. wrote:

On 2016-10-03 21:13, Per Jessen wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:

and if they add that chipset I will not see it because 13.1 gets
no updates.

Don't be so stubborn. Join the community and report it - future
users might benefit from it even if you refuse to.

Please think. I have version 6.2, and their current version is 6.5.
The first thing they will surely tell me is to upgrade. Well, it is
not available for 13.1, so I would have to build it myself.


I have seen that there is version 6.4 available in repo "hardware", so
I will try that one just now.

I am assuming the USB controller compatibility is up-to-date, so any
newer version would likely still not work. Except possibly the very
latest from sourceforge.

AmonLanc:~ # smartctl -a /dev/sdb
smartctl 6.4 2016-01-06 r4199 [i686-linux-3.12.59-47-default] (SUSE
RPM) Copyright (C) 2002-15, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke,

/dev/sdb: Unknown USB bridge [0x0aec:0x3050 (0x100)]
Please specify device type with the -d option.

That's a different box? Your other one was 0x0c0b:0xb136 (Dura Micro,
Inc. (Acomdata)), this one is Neodio Technologies Corp. Probably
doesn't matter, neither one seems to be supported.

So the next step is me downloading and building from source version
6.5. If I succeed, then I have to test it, and if it doesn't work,
then I can report. If I don't succeed building, I can do nothing,
because I can't test with the latest release.

That's not a very optimistic attitude :-)

Built. But it still fails to run:

AmonLanc:/home/cer/Compilaciones/hardware/smartmontools-6.5 #
./smartctl -a /dev/sdb smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318
[i686-linux-3.12.59-47-default] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16,
Bruce Allen, Christian Franke,

/dev/sdb: Unknown USB bridge [0x0aec:0x3050 (0x100)]
Please specify device type with the -d option.

I guess you haven't opened the box to see which kind of USB chip it has,
but you could try with the usual suspects:

-d sat
-d usbsunplus
-d usbprolific

Now, and only now, I can think about reporting.
Where to? Mail list, bugzilla? I see two mail lists.

I would start with the smartmontools-support mailing list and see if
anyone has experience with those enclosures.

Per Jessen, Zürich (8.7°C) - your free DNS host, made in Switzerland.

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