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Update for version 3. List the build-time and run-time dependencies.
Drop all the instructions regarding kernel modules compilation. Drop
documentation about Makefile variables, they are already documented
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1INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
2=========================
3
4The lm-sensors package, version 3, provides user-space support for the
5hardware monitoring drivers in Linux 2.6.5 and later. For older kernel
6versions, you have to use lm-sensors version 2.
7
8
9Dependencies
10============
11
12Build-time dependencies:
13* GNU make
14* gcc
15* bison
16* flex
17* libsysfs header files (from sysfsutils-devel)
18* rrd header files (optional, for sensord)
19
20Run-time dependencies:
21* libsysfs (from sysfsutils)
22* perl (for sensors-detect)
23* rrd (optional, for sensord)
24
25
26Compilation
27===========
28
29At the top of the Makefile are a couple of configuration variables that
30you may want to change. There's a description of what each variable does
31in the Makefile itself.
32
33Compilation is done by `make all'. You will get a lot of warnings about
34files which are not found, all ending in `.*d'. You can safely ignore
35this; they contain dependency information, which is regenerated on the
36spot.
37
38`make install' installs the package (to /usr/local by default).
39
40
41Using the sensors package
42=========================
43
44There is a scanning program installed called sensors-detect. It
45will scan all available I2C and SMBus adapters for all known sensor
46devices, and will also look for ISA, PCI and Super-I/O chips with
47sensors, and give you a list of what kernel drivers you need to load
48(using modprobe).
49
50You can use the installed sensors program to get a report of all detected
51sensor devices. There is also a manual page for this program. Calling
52`sensors -s' will set the limits and other configuration settings
53specified in /etc/sensors.conf. Again, read the manual pages for more
54information.
55
56There are many auxiliary programs not installed. You can find them under
57the prog subdirectory. A list can be found in doc/progs.
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