What to do with lm_sensors and other server hardware support packages?
mschwendt at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 22:54:06 UTC 2015
On Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:47:10 -0500, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> Of these packages, lm_sensors pulls in 33MB of dependencies (mostly
> PERL, including the PERL interpreter). I'm not personally sure if
> there's sufficient value in lm_sensors to justify installing it by
> default. (Pulling in an entire language interpreter just to support
> this one package seems like overkill).
It the dep on Perl still only for the two interactive (!) scripts in
the lm_sensors package?
Or has anything changed that would strictly require those two scripts
to be available by default?
One script converts from ancient config file format to the current
format. => Not needed since many years.
The other script may be essential, because without running it, you
likely don't have any working config file to begin with. It tries to
detect h/w but still isn't automatic. There's still a big fat warning
about running it with --auto option.
Are other tools in the lm_sensors base package really useful without
a config file?
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