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Re: defaulting gamin instead of fam

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 02:33:31PM +0100, Jörn Clausen wrote:
> Hi!
> I'd like you to reconsider making gamin a default. To quote from
> "At this point Gamin is fairly tied to Linux, portability is not a
> primary goal at this stage but if you have portability patches they
> are welcome."
> This is rather contradictory to the goals of pkgsrc. At the moment
> compilation on Solaris breaks, because a linker flag not supported by
> Sun's ld (--version-script) is used. Even if Daniel Veillard is wiling
> to accept patches, changing the default in pkgsrc should happen
> *after* gamin has been made a portable piece of software. Or at least
> make it the default only for NetBSD and supported OSes (probably
> Linux).

I was surprised by this yesterday, and ended up popping


in /etc/mk.conf to get going, then tried to make a decision between fam
and gamin, just to find messages of the form "use neither, use libev"?!



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