How to install Apcupsd with a UPS on Ubuntu/Lubuntu/?buntu

Juan R. de Silva juan.r.d.silva at
Fri Sep 21 19:36:47 UTC 2012

On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:50:40 +0100, David Fletcher wrote:

> On Fri, 2012-09-21 at 03:23 +0000, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
>> apcupsd
>> apcupsd-cgi (if I remember correctly this was installed as dependency)
>> apcupsd-doc
>> gapsmon (quite a nice GUI front end for apcupsd, and works flawlessly)
>> The things worked out of the box, so I am not sure what additional
>> instructions are necessary. Make sure prior the installation your APC
>> UPS is connected. It should be detected on fly.
> Not quite out of the box for me - after installing I always edit the
> configuration file. I seem to remember having to change it to make it
> work with USB but it's easy to do. The configuration file is well
> documented.

My bad. I completely forgotten that I had to edit the /etc/apcupsd/
apcupsd.conf file as well. But it was quite trivial.

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