Include smart-notifier in Ubuntu by default

Bug #197881 reported by Tristan Schmelcher on 2008-03-03
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ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

The "smart-notifier" package (and its dependency, smartmontools) should be included and configured in Ubuntu by default. These packages monitor the S.M.A.R.T. health reporting system that is present in most hard drives and can notify the user of impending failures before they occur. This is a valuable subsystem to have and we should not leave it up to the user to learn to install and configure it.

Note that for this to happen, changes will probably be necessary to the packages themselves; smartd's configuration is not very automatic, and smart-notifier's UI is not very Ubuntuish.

Murat Gunes (mgunes) on 2008-03-03
Changed in ubuntu-meta:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

i support this request. marking as confirmed

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: New → Confirmed
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