Best console hardware monitor pkg?

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jul 4 16:07:30 UTC 2015

On Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:56:41 -0400, Quartz wrote:
> >>> Counterintuitively this means that the package for xmbmon installs
> >>> mbmon.
> >>
> >> OK just to clarify: if you install xbmon through pkg, you also get
> >> mbmon as well (which can be used without X)?
> >
> >
> > You get mbmon & *not* xmbmon*, hence the counterintuitive assessment:
> Wait, the "xmbmon" package as installed though pkg doesn't actually 
> install the X version? wat

Yes. :-)

Due to the combination of mbmon and xmbmon into one package,
the "least dangerous interpretation" has been chosen, and
that is the one without X support.

> I guess that's technically good for my needs in this case, but I wonder 
> about sanity levels here.... that's kind of a big mistake, and if future 
> versions of the package flip things around then maybe I shouldn't trust it.

It would probably have made more sense to call the combined
package simply mbmon, with a "make configure" step if you
wanted it with X support - which means that the list of
runtime dependencies would grow. The "x" in "xmobon" package
naming therefore is a bit confusing, as it refers to the
option of X support, not a default X support...

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