app-admin/gamin is a drop-in replacement for app-admin/fam (File Alteration Monitor), used by -amongst other things- gnome.
app-admin/fam & app-admin/gamin both have a PROVIDE="virtual/fam" already.
All arches please add virtual/fam to your profile(s) as needed. Suggested is to default to app-admin/fam at this point, but soon-ish gamin should be better, especially when inotify support enters the kernel.
why dont you just add virtual/fam to profiles/base/virtuals ?
that would take care of pretty much all arches come 2004.3 ... arm/hppa/ia64/s390/x86 have already switched over to stackable via profiles.desc
gamin now has hppa/ia64 KEYWORDS
i wont add a virtual to these profiles per comment #1
s390 KEYWORD added
I didn't notice a rc init file, but for some reason the famd one was sitting around so i changed it's name and changed /usr/sbin/famd to /usr/libexec/gamin and this seems to work. How was it supposed to work? Does gnome autolaunch it and I am unaware?
Haplo: I noticed that the process /usr/libexec/gamin was started / stopped "automagically" with KDE (I didn't test with gnome, but I think it's related with fam compliant or gamin native library so it shoult be the same with Gnome).
I removed fam from my system and deleted /etc/init.d/famd. It's useless.
*** Bug 68800 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
added virtual/fam to profiles/base/virtuals
@ comment 4 & 5 : don't go offtopic, this is not the forums.
I'm leaving this open for arches to adapt older profiles, because those will break when we start changing the deps to the virtual.
*** Bug 69549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
it has been 'adopted'
ppc64 has taken the necessary actions to add the and app-admin/fam itself is marked stable.
The following packages depend on app-admin/fam and should be altered to dep on virtual/fam instead. Package maintainers, please change & test with gamin.
done with fampp2
this is no longer an amd64-bug, is it?
FAM is used by courier-imap for IMAP_ENHANCEDIDLE (check folder(s) in realtime). I tested my courier-imap setup with gamin and it doesn't seem to work. I followed the steps in http://www.courier-mta.org/?imapd.html. Someone else has a courier-imap setup please test.
www-client/kita works fine with gamin. Fixed in CVS.
Still waiting for the following apps to be updated
courier-imap reported to have problems with gamin (comment #17), can someone confirm this problem ?
I noticed it's done for following packages:
kde-base/kdelibs (3.3.1, 3.3.2)
marked as stable
I confirm courier-imap-3.* not working with gamin.
pikdev does not seem to use fam anymore.
Did anyone try whether the new stable courier-imap-4.0.1 does work with gamin? fam has been causing me just troubles and had to get rid of it.
Created attachment 55860 [details, diff]
Attempt to fix FAM compatibility issue
It's actually a compatibility issue in gamin that causes problems with
courier-imap. Courier-IMAP expects an acknowledge event from libfam which it
I already posted this patch on the GNOME bugzilla and perhaps one of the
developers can come up with a nicer solution. I'm aware that my patch is
probably neither absolutely correct but for now it does the trick.
The enhanced IDLE extension in courier-imap now works as expected.
*** Bug 88587 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 71590 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
kdelibs and pikdev are already done, removing kde from CC.
media-gfx/maya is the only package remaining directly depending on app-admin/fam.
Maya is now updated. There are no more packages in the tree depending directly