Does psensor really depends on lm-sensor?

Asked by Amir on 2012-11-26

I'm using psensor from the unstable archive and your usage instruction says that I need to install lm-sensor and I haven't done that but psensor shows my cpu temp reading fine upon running, whether or not it's accurate I'm not sure.

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Jean-Philippe Orsini (jfi) said : #1

Hello flint,

You need to install lm-sensors package in order to run the sensors-detect script which detects all supported sensors and setup the kernel modules.

At runtime, psensor doesn't need lm-sensors but libsensors4 which is automatically installed when you install the psensor package.

Your cpu appears because you already have the appropriate kernel module (coretemp for Intel chips) in /etc/modules.

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