What to do with lm_sensors and other server hardware support packages?

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at greysector.net
Wed Nov 18 10:04:54 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 23:54, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> 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?
> 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.

This also means it's not necessary after initial configuration and
could be uninstalled. Looks like a candidate for non-mandatory
subpackage to me.

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