Subject: Re: Is fam really needed to be listening? (Package fam-2.6.10 installed)
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Dan Winship <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/16/2004 19:48:26
>> FAM uses RPC and is usually started by the inetd(8) superserver.  You 
>> need
>> to enable it manually, by issuing the following steps:
> Does fam really need to be enabled?
> Fam is used a dependency for a lot of packages, but I never have 
> enabled
> it for any systems.

I think gnome-vfs is the only thing that depends on it directly. And 
no, it doesn't actually need fam to be running, but nautilus won't 
notice if you move files around behind its back if it's not.

-- Dan