On 05/06/06 01:21, dick hoogendijk wrote: > Does anybody have a solution for the gamin / fam problem. > Afaics only the courier package needs FAM still. > So, I have two questions: > > (a) does courier run well without fam support? > (b) does courier run with gamin support? > > As it gets more and more packages that depend on gamin and not on fam it > seems obvious that I change the fam support to gamin. But I don't want to > harm my courier mailer system (I use the MTA, IMAP and POP3 units) >
I could be wrong, but the I'm pretty sure that the last time I checked, courier-imapd (which is the only one of the three that I use) only needed fam if you wanted to use its "enhanced idle" mode that will notify clients when mail arrives (by watching users' maildirs with fam) in pretty close to real-time. I use it, and it's a nice (if essentially cosmetic) feature. I don't think the POP protocol has any facility similar to IMAP's enhanced idle, so I don't see how fam would be used there. I use Postfix for my MTA, so I am not familiar with courier's MTA, but I suspect that it wouldn't use fam either. (Why would it need to?) If you're willing to simply check for new (IMAP) mail every X minutes, then you don't need fam. (I think. :) I haven't tried getting it to use gamin, though. -Marshall Pierce _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"