Software Requirements

Note: If using the official Windows packages, no additional software is required.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Windows (Vista SP2 or later)
    • Note: The Windows port uses pd0, (pd1, …) devices for physical drives 0, (1, …).
  • FreeBSD
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • DragonFlyBSD
  • macOS
  • Solaris
  • QNX (code written but no testing has been performed yet).

Build Requirements

Note: These are required only if you're building GSmartControl from source code.

  • pcre1 library.
  • GTK+ 3 library, version 3.4 or higher.
  • Gtkmm library, version 3.4 or higher.

Runtime Requirements

Note: The Windows packages already include all the required software.

  • Smartmontools. Windows users have an option to install a separate version of smartmontools on their systems, and GSmartControl will automatically use it.
  • xterm (optional, needed to run update-smart-drivedb on Linux / Unix systems).