How to install hddtemp on CentOS 6.2

hddtemp is a simple small app to monitor your hard disk temperature. It works by accessing the SMART capability of modern disks.

Here’s how to install it.

Download and compile from source.
#cd /tmp
#wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/hddtemp/hddtemp-0.3-beta15.tar.bz2
#tar -jxvf hddtemp-0.3-beta15.tar.bz2
#cd hddtemp-0.3-beta15
#./configure
#make
#make install
#cd /usr/share/misc/
#wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/hddtemp/hddtemp.db

Test it.
#hddtemp /dev/sda
#/dev/sda: WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 : 45°C

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