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.