Just to echo
here - inotify is used today for e.g. `/usr/share/applications` - when you e.g.
`zypper/apt/yum/whatever install firefox` that's how the desktops pick up the
As far as portability, there are already a *lot* of cross platform wrappers for
inotify. For example, GLib has one.
So I think the simple solution is:
- Add an API to librpm to get a directory file descriptor (or path) to the
- Change the code to whever something is written call `touch()` on that
- Suggest that higher level libraries use inotify (not rpm itself)
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