Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1125 closed enhancement (wontfix)

drivedb.h not up to date when smartmontools is downloaded

Reported by: Cameron Costa Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: all Version: 6.6
Keywords: windows installer Cc:


When version 6.6 of smartmontools is downloaded from the sourceforge link, it does not include the latest version of the drivedb.h file, but an older version. This can cause confusion when smartctl reports that a drive is not contained in the database, even if it actually is in a later revision. I read the comment about the update executable not working anymore, and this is probably linked to that issue, but I thought i would bring it to someone's attention. Thanks!

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Christian Franke, 6 years ago

Keywords: windows installer added
Milestone: undecided

You didn't mention the platform, so I guess you mean the Windows package (there is also a Darwin/MacOS package).

If a package dated 2017-11-05 is downloaded and installed, it of course does not contain newer versions of the drivedb.h file. This is unrelated to the fact that update-smart-drivedb.exe might not work (e.g. behind a proxy).

For packages build from current SVN snapshots, see

comment:2 by Christian Franke, 5 years ago

Milestone: undecided
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

There are no plans to add an auto update of drive database to the windows installer or to provide new versions of the installer with updated database.

If update-smart-drivedb.exe does not work for you, please create a separate ticket.

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