On Sun, 30 Sep 2001 03:06, John Gluck wrote:
> I also wonder which fam I should be useing there seem to be a few
> different ones but not a lot of info on what the differences are.
The FAM files, the RPMs in particular, we (SGI) have provided were
designed for older systems which used inetd rather than xinetd (such as
Red Hat Linux 6.x). Many persons have made patches to fix bugs and add
new features, such as support for xinetd.
I intend to integrate these bug fixes into the main FAM tree, but I
haven't had much time to do so, and there's no public (CVS) FAM tree,
so they'll be put in when I get time. This must be partly the reason
why there are alternate packages out there.
I have seen FAM RPMs provided by KDE (or at least for use with KDE),
and by Red Hat.
At this stage, I would suggest using our RPMs (or sources) if you are
using an older (inetd-based) system, and using the RPMs from Red Hat's
Rawhide if you are using a new (xinetd-based) system. No doubt there
are also packages for other distributions, either included in the
distribution, or available from a third party. If you are using
Debian, SuSE, Mandrake or some other Linux distribution, you may wish
to try these. I am not certain whether packages exist for all named
distributions, and could not suggest where to find them. (Sorry!)
I hope this has cleared things up. If not, please respond.
MICHAEL WARDLE WORK +61 2 6024 2699
SGI FAM Maintainer MOBILE +61 415 439 838
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