smart-notifier - graphical hard disk health status notifier

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name smart-notifier
Package version 0.28
Package release 5
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 108 B
Download size 10.31 KB
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A graphical notifier for smartmontools which attempts to show messages from
the smartd disk monitoring daemon to the user. Currently only for gtk.
WARNING: This package is not a replacement for regular backups. It will _try_
to warn the user when smartd sends a disk health warning. But success is not
guaranteed. At best this package is an extra layer of protection.


Package Version Architecture Repository
smart-notifier_0.28-5_all.deb 0.28 all Ubuntu Universe
smart-notifier - - -


Name Value
dbus -
gir1.2-gtk-3.0 -
python >= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2
python-dbus -
smartmontools >= 5.33+5.34cvs20050802-2


Type URL
Binary Package smart-notifier_0.28-5_all.deb
Source Package smart-notifier

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install smart-notifier deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install smart-notifier




2012-01-09 - Chow Loong Jin <>
smart-notifier (0.28-5) unstable; urgency=low
* [11fbd55] Add patch to use positional parameters for dbus (Closes: #545265)
* [f6c4130] Port to gtk3 and GtkBuilder
* [80d9ede] Add patch to make notification window resizable (Closes: #374719)
* [910da00] Add patch to update deprecated dbus-glib things
2012-01-05 - Chow Loong Jin <>
smart-notifier (0.28-4) unstable; urgency=low
* [0694cb5] Set myself as Maintainer
* [a989894] Tidy up debian/control (alignment)
* [03fac13] dh(1)-ize package
* [108b884] Bump Standards-Version from 3.8.3 to 3.9.2
* [8bd8310] DEP5-ize copyright file
* [1c5f083] Force dh_auto_* to use python_distutils
* [33e1a82] Add Vcs-* fields
* [05c4d74] Switch to 3.0 (quilt)
* [af29a38] Revert out-of-debian/ changes in diff.gz
* [34327c0] Reapply changes in separate patches
2011-10-15 - Osamu Aoki <>
smart-notifier (0.28-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use dbus force-reload instead of restart on install/upgrade to avoid
restarting X (Closes: # 639556).
2011-06-23 - Colin Watson <>
smart-notifier (0.28-3) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Convert to dh_python2 (closes: #617064).
2009-10-30 - Barry deFreese <>
smart-notifier (0.28-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
+ Set maintainer to Debian QA Group <>.
* Acknowledge NMUs. (Closes: #511502).
* Fix moving of egg-info file in rules. (Closes: #552914).
* Don't capitalize false in .desktop file. (Closes: #512684, #550993).
* Remove useless cat in 60smart-notifier. (Closes: #511504).
* Don't build-dep on -1 revision.
* Add appropriate copyright holder to debian/copyright.
* Version path to GPL (GPL-2) in debian/copyright.
* Remove empty /usr/sbin dir.
* Add debian/pycompat and set to 2.
* Bump debian/compat to 5 to match debhelper build-dep.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.3.
2009-10-19 - Kumar Appaiah <>
smart-notifier (0.28-1.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build-Depend on python (>= 2.5.4) for
2009-10-17 - Bastian Venthur <>
smart-notifier (0.28-1.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "manipulates site-packages/ directly, failing with Python 2.6"
Applied and uploaded Kumar's patch, thanks Dude! (Closes: #547856)i
2009-01-11 - Simon McVittie <>
smart-notifier (0.28-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload while dealing with D-Bus' CVE-2008-4311.
* Audit the D-Bus security policy file for compatibility with D-Bus versions
where CVE-2008-4311 has been fixed, and remove rules that appear to have
been cargo-culted from some other package and are likely to cause
unintended consequences for other packages (see #18961).
* Only display the SMART message if it came from the part of smart_notifier
that only root can run, rather than allowing arbitrary local users to
spoof arbitrary messages from smartd. (Closes: #510709)
* Use the default Python version, and install version-independent modules
once, rather than once per supported Python version. Not RC, but I couldn't
bring myself to upload it without fixing this. (Closes: #507490)
2006-10-05 - Brian Sutherland <>
smart-notifier (0.28-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump build depends on debhelper and rebuild (Closes: #383099).
2006-08-01 - Brian Sutherland <>
smart-notifier (0.27-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to new python policy (Closes: #380953), I am forced to depend on
python2.4-xxx packages as there is no python-dbus package.
* Use setuptools as the build/installation system.
* Update to standards version 3.7.2.
* Move debhelper from Build-Depends-Indep to Build-Depends.
* Do not exit from postinst if re-starting dbus fails, merely carry on
* Depend directly on dbus as we require it and python2.4-dbus does not
depend on it.

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