misc/177450: LiveCD should include smartmontools/smartctl

Ronald F.Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Thu Mar 28 20:30:01 UTC 2013

>Number:         177450
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       LiveCD should include smartmontools/smartctl
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 28 20:30:00 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Ronald F. Guilmette
>Release:        FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE amd64

FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE amd64


I may be wrong, but I believe that one of the purposes of allowing a
user who has one of the release distributions to boot into a "LiveCD"
version of FreeBSD is so that obscure problems... often obscure
_hardware_ problems... can be diagnosed without the need for actually
performing a full blown install of FreeBSD.

In this vein, it would enhance the usefulness of the LiveCD enormously
if the LiveCD actually contained a pre-built copy of smartmontools, or
at the very least, the smartctl utility.




Add pre-built smartmontools to the LiveCD.

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