I recently setup Ubuntu 10.04 server to act as a NAS.  I downloaded the source for smartmontools v5.38 and compiled it successfully.

 

I can run the daemon and the command line tool manually, and the man pages are available though I cannot get smartd to start automatically at boot.

 

I went through the INSTALL file in the source directory to look at all of the included files and I think some of the paths or links are not set properly in default.

 

I wondered if anyone has compiled and installed smartmontools under Ubuntu 10.04 successfully?

 

Since the v5.38 package is available, I might uninstall my compiled attempt and get that.

 

Derek