Introduction to libatasmart

The libatasmart package is a disk reporting library. It only supports a subset of the ATA S.M.A.R.T. functionality.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Editor Notes:

Installation of libatasmart

Install libatasmart by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make docdir=/usr/share/doc/libatasmart-0.19 install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: skdump and sktest
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/libatasmart-0.19

Short Descriptions


is a utility that reports on the status of the disk


is a utility to issue disks tests

contains the ATA S.M.A.R.T API functions