Dropbox on FreeBSD

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Wed Dec 19 14:23:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:32:57 +0100
Frank Staals articulated:

> Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> writes:
> > I was asked about the feasibility of setting up Dropbox
> > <https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx> on a FreeBSD machine,
> > specifically under KDE if possible. I found three references to
> > Dropbox in the ports tree; however, I am not sure that they are
> > exactly what I am looking for. Does anyone have any experience with
> > this software or specific information on it?
> As far as I know it is currently impossible to run dropbox on FreeBSD,
> as it requires inotify, as found in the Linux kernel, to detect when
> files have changed. 

Thanks, I told the individual that I didn't think it would work. I saw
something on a forum regarding it. I don't remember exactly what it
referred to though. It is not going to happen in v.9.x of FreeBSD;
however, perhaps before bumping the version to v.10, someone
might get this resolved. However, sometimes I wonder if certain
individuals are more interested in bumping version numbers as opposed
to putting out fully functional software.

Jerry ♔

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