gamin vs fam

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Sun Jun 5 17:47:55 GMT 2005

On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 12:43:15 -0500, Sean McNeil <sean at> wrote:

> Hi list,
> Is there a way to setup my system to build and set dependencies to use
> gamin instead of fam?  gamin is much fast in responding to vfs events,
> but all the ports appear to depend on fam.  I've replaced fam previously
> and run pkgdb -F, but anytime a port is updated the dependency is messed
> up again looking for fam.  Usually, when there is a choice I can place
> something in /etc/make.conf like WITH_GAMIN="yes".  I don't see anything
> like this implemented for gamin/fam selection.

Current, gnomevfs2 will depend on gamin by automatic if gamin exists.  
There is no knob for it yet, but will be when ports/81168 is done.

Gamin rocks!


> Sean

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