tightening requirements... sorta

Christian Dywan christian at twotoasts.de
Sat Aug 9 21:56:25 CEST 2008

Am Sat, 9 Aug 2008 21:00:17 +0200
schrieb "Nick Schermer" <nickschermer at gmail.com>:

> 2008/8/9 Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu>:
> > So, I'd like to propose making gamin/FAM a "soft required"
> > dependency for Thunar.  This really just amounts to a configure
> > script change.  If you just run configure with no arguments, and
> > gamin/FAM isn't present, then the configure script errors out, with
> > a message telling you to install it, or if you *really* don't want
> > it, to pass --disable-change-notification to configure, in which
> > case it'll let you compile without gamin/FAM.
> I'm ok with the change, but how many times is the fam deamon not
> running? It only fixes a part of the problem...

I think running a daemon when it isn't running is much easier already
than having to rebuild programs.

If we really wan to make sure users are aware of what they are doing we
could still check whether fam is running at startup and warn the user
if it isn't running, with an option to say "I don't want it anyway,
stop warning me". Or something like that.
I'm not sure if that's worth it, though.


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