smartctl for fedora 17

Eric Leschinski asked:

I got myself a hard drive that is making funny noises.

I want to check for errors, I want to use smartctl,

This command

[root@defiant ~]# smartctl -V

produces an error:

bash: smartctl: command not found...

yum install smartctl doesn’t work. How do I yum install smartctl?

My answer:


Find out which package it’s contained in:

yum provides */smartctl

Then install the package indicated, which should be smartmontools.


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