Dropbox on FreeBSD

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 13:45:16 UTC 2012

On 19 Dec 2012 14:24, "Jerry" <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> 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.

It needs porting to kevent.

Someone may do it for payment, some may do it for fun, but no-one will do
it for you until you learn some manners.

Or you could do it yourself.


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