FreeBSD Bugzilla – Bug 83135
sysutils/smartmontools -- Does not work with alternate config location
Last modified: 2005-11-17 22:05:16 UTC
PREFIX/etc/rc.d/smartd.sh allows for users to set 'smartd_flags'
to whatever they want. However, when using your own configuration
file (instead of /usr/local/etc/smartd.conf), via
...the following warning is output and smartd does not start:
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/smartd.sh start
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/smartd.sh: WARNING: /usr/local/etc/smartd.conf is not readable.
This is due to the required_files="/usr/local/etc/smartd.conf"
line in smartd.sh.
I've two solutions for this (the latter being recommended);
1. Remove the 'required_files' directive from smartd.sh.
My assumption is that if smartd can't find a config file,
it'll abort. This is an assumption on my part though.
If this is the case, 'required_files' seems superfluous.
2. Add a 'smartd_config' variable to smartd.sh. Set
required_files to the value of that, which allows
people to use their own configuration file via
I think this would be a better solution in the long-run.
If the port maintainer does not want/cannot do the work
for this, I can submit a patch if asked. I'm being
lazy right now. :-) Let me know.
How-To-Repeat: Set smartd_flags="/some/other/smartd.conf" in rc.conf.
Attempt to start smartd via smartd.sh start.
Dear maintainer, please look into this issue!
Forwarded PR to maintainer
Sorry, this got lost in my email. I will look into this shortly.
Volker Stolz wrote:
> Dear maintainer, please look into this issue!
Some news about this problem?
Marcus Alves Grando
marcus(at)corp.grupos.com.br | Grupos Internet S/A
mnag(at)FreeBSD.org | FreeBSD.org
I committed a fix, should be ok now. Thanks for your report.