Provided by: smartmontools_7.0-0ubuntu1_amd64 bug


       update-smart-drivedb - update smartmontools drive database


       update-smart-drivedb [OPTIONS] [DESTFILE]


       [This  man  page is generated for the Linux version of smartmontools.  It does not contain
       info specific to other platforms.]

       update-smart-drivedb updates  /var/lib/smartmontools/drivedb/drivedb.h  or  DESTFILE  from
       branches/RELEASE_7_0_DRIVEDB of smartmontools SVN repository.

       The tools used for downloading are either curl(1), wget(1), lynx(1), or svn(1).

       [NEW  EXPERIMENTAL  UPDATE-SMART-DRIVEDB  FEATURE]  The  downloaded  file is verified with
       OpenPGP/GPG key ID 721042C5.  The public key block is included in the script.

       The old file is kept if the downloaded file is identical (ignoring the differences  in  Id
       string) otherwise it is moved to drivedb.h.old.


       -s SMARTCTL
              Use  the  smartctl(8)  executable at path SMARTCTL for drive database syntax check.
              The form '-s -' disables the syntax check.  The default is /usr/sbin/smartctl.

       -t TOOL
              Use TOOL for download.  TOOL is one of: curl wget lynx svn.   The  default  is  the
              first one found in PATH.

       -u LOCATION
              Use URL of LOCATION for download.  LOCATION is one of:
              github (GitHub mirror of SVN repository),
              sf (Sourceforge code browser),
              svn (SVN repository),
              svni (SVN repository via HTTP instead of HTTPS),
              trac (Trac code browser).
              The default is svn.

              Download  from  SVN trunk.  This requires '--no-verify' unless the trunk version is
              still identical to branches/RELEASE_7_0_DRIVEDB.

       --cacert FILE
              Use CA certificates from FILE to verify the peer.

       --capath DIR
              Use CA certificate files from DIR to verify the peer.

              Don't abort download if  certificate  verification  fails.   This  option  is  also
              required if a HTTP URL is selected with '-u' option.

              Don't verify signature with GnuPG.

              Print the OpenPGP/GPG public key block.

              Print download commands only.

       -v     Verbose output.


       # update-smart-drivedb
       /var/lib/smartmontools/drivedb/drivedb.h updated from \


       The  exit  status  is 0 if the database has been successfully updated.  If an error occurs
       the exit status is 1.


              full path of this script.

              used to check syntax of new drive database.

              current drive database.

              current drive database with unexpanded SVN Id string.

              signature file.

              previous files.

              new files if rejected due to errors.

              empty file created if downloaded file was identical.


       Christian Franke.
       This manual page was originally written by Hannes von Haugwitz <>.


       To submit a bug report, create a ticket in smartmontools wiki:
       Alternatively send the info to the smartmontools support mailing list:


       smartctl(8), smartd(8).


       smartmontools-7.0 2018-12-30 r4883
       $Id: 4879 2018-12-28 22:05:12Z chrfranke $