tightening requirements... sorta

Erlend Davidson E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Sun Aug 10 02:48:47 CEST 2008

Christian Dywan wrote:
> 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, 

You'll have to search for gamin and fam... gamin doesn't run as a daemon.

> I think almost every major distro ships with fam
The default on Gentoo and Ubuntu is gamin.

>  because gamin is more
> or less dead and only works for local filesystems IIRC.

Gamin isn't dead - it's complete. There's nothing else it needs to do, 
so there hasn't been new releases.

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