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Re: defaulting gamin instead of fam

On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:33:31 +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).

The version script portability issue is trivial to fix, just patch it
away if the application doesn't know how to autodetect support
properly. (I did it once already in patch-ad.)

That said, gamin does seem to have issues. My sylpheed just hung with
lots of "Failed to connect to socket /tmp/fam-tnn/fam-" scrolling
on the terminal.


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