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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7<!ENTITY fam-download-http "http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/gentoo/distfiles/fam-&fam-version;.tar.gz">
8<!ENTITY fam-download-ftp "ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/download/stable/fam-&fam-version;.tar.gz">
9<!ENTITY fam-md5sum "1bf3ae6c0c58d3201afc97c6a4834e39">
10<!ENTITY fam-size "320 KB">
11<!ENTITY fam-buildsize "6.9 MB">
12<!ENTITY fam-time "0.37 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="fam" xreflabel="FAM-&fam-version;">
16<sect1info>
17 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18 <date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20
21<?dbhtml filename="fam.html"?>
22<title>FAM-&fam-version;</title>
23
24<indexterm zone="fam">
25 <primary sortas="a-fam">Fam</primary>
26</indexterm>
27
28<sect2>
29<title>Introduction to <application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application></title>
30
31<para>The <application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application> package contains a
32File Alteration Monitor which is useful for notifying applications of
33changes to the file system.</para>
34
35<sect3><title>Package information</title>
36 <itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
37 <listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&fam-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
38 <listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&fam-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
39 <listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &fam-md5sum;</para></listitem>
40 <listitem><para>Download size: &fam-size;</para></listitem>
41 <listitem><para>Estimated disk space required: &fam-buildsize;</para></listitem>
42 <listitem><para>Estimated build time: &fam-time;</para></listitem>
43</itemizedlist>
44</sect3>
45
46<sect3>
47<title>Additional downloads</title>
48<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
49 <listitem><para>Dnotify patch (Recommended):
50 <ulink url="&patch-root;/fam-&fam-version;-dnotify-1.patch"/></para></listitem>
51</itemizedlist>
52</sect3>
53
54<sect3>
55<title><application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application> dependencies</title>
56
57<sect4>
58<title>Required</title>
59 <para><xref linkend="portmap"/></para></sect4>
60</sect3>
61
62</sect2>
63
64<sect2>
65<title>Installation of <application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application></title>
66
67<para>Install <application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application> by running the
68following commands:</para>
69
70<screen><userinput><command>patch -Np1 -i ../fam-&fam-version;-dnotify-1.patch &amp;&amp;
71chmod 755 configure &amp;&amp;
72autoreconf -f -i &amp;&amp;
73./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &amp;&amp;
74make</command></userinput></screen>
75
76<para>Now, as the root user:</para>
77
78<screen><userinput role='root'><command>make install</command></userinput></screen>
79
80</sect2>
81
82<sect2>
83<title>Command explanations</title>
84
85<para><command>patch -Np1 -i ../fam-&fam-version;-dnotify-1.patch</command>:
86This patch enables <application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application> to use
87the Linux kernel dnotify mechanism to inform the calling process of
88file modifications, rather than polling the file system for
89modifications.</para>
90
91<para><command>chmod 755 configure</command>: <command>configure</command> is
92set to read-only and <command>autoreconf</command> will fail if the
93permissions aren't changed.</para>
94
95<para><command>autoreconf -f -i</command>: The autotools need rebuilding
96because the dnotify patch affects <filename>configure.ac</filename> and
97<filename>Makefile.am</filename>.</para>
98
99</sect2>
100
101<sect2>
102<title>Configuring <application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application></title>
103
104<sect3 id='fam-config'>
105<title>Config files</title>
106
107<para><filename>/etc/rpc</filename>,
108 <filename>/etc/fam.conf</filename>,
109 <filename>/etc/inetd.conf</filename> or
110 <filename>/etc/xinetd.conf</filename> or
111 <filename>/etc/xinetd.d/fam</filename>
112</para>
113
114 <indexterm zone="fam fam-config">
115 <primary sortas="e-etc-rpc">/etc/rpc</primary>
116 </indexterm>
117 <indexterm zone="fam fam-config">
118 <primary sortas="e-etc-fam.conf">/etc/fam.conf</primary>
119 </indexterm>
120 <indexterm zone="fam fam-config">
121 <primary sortas="e-etc-inetd.conf">/etc/inetd.conf</primary>
122 </indexterm>
123 <indexterm zone="fam fam-config">
124 <primary sortas="e-etc-xinetd.conf">/etc/xinetd.conf</primary>
125 </indexterm>
126 <indexterm zone="fam fam-config">
127 <primary sortas="e-etc-xinetd.d-sgi_fam">/etc/xinetd.d/sgi_fam</primary>
128 </indexterm>
129</sect3>
130
131<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
132
133<para>Configuring the file alteration monitor.</para>
134
135<para>If you use <application>inetd</application>, add the
136<application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application> entry to
137<filename>/etc/inetd.conf</filename> with the following command:</para>
138
139<screen><userinput><command>echo "sgi_fam/1-2 stream rpc/tcp wait root /usr/sbin/famd fam" \
140 &gt;&gt; /etc/inetd.conf</command></userinput></screen>
141
142<para>If you use <application>xinetd</application>, the following command will
143create the <application><acronym>FAM</acronym></application> file as
144<filename>/etc/xinetd.d/sgi_fam</filename> (be sure the "nogroup" group
145exists):</para>
146
147<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt;&gt; /etc/xinetd.d/sgi_fam &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
148# Begin /etc/xinetd.d/sgi_fam
149
150# description: FAM - file alteration monitor
151 service sgi_fam
152 {
153 type = RPC UNLISTED
154 socket_type = stream
155 user = root
156 group = nogroup
157 server = /usr/sbin/famd
158 wait = yes
159 protocol = tcp
160 rpc_version = 2
161 rpc_number = 391002
162 }
163
164# End /etc/xinetd.d/sgi_fam
165<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
166
167<para id='fam-init'>If you do not have an <command>inetd</command> daemon installed and have
168no wish to install one, you can also start <command>famd</command> during
169system startup by installing the <filename>/etc/rc.d/init.d/fam</filename>
170init script included in the
171<xref linkend="intro-important-bootscripts"/> package.</para>
172
173<screen><userinput><command>make install-fam</command></userinput></screen>
174
175<indexterm zone="fam fam-init">
176 <primary sortas="f-fam">fam</primary>
177</indexterm>
178
179</sect3>
180
181</sect2>
182
183<sect2>
184<title>Contents</title>
185
186<segmentedlist>
187 <segtitle>Installed Program</segtitle>
188 <segtitle>Installed Library</segtitle>
189 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
190
191 <seglistitem>
192 <seg>famd</seg>
193 <seg>libfam</seg>
194 <seg>None</seg>
195 </seglistitem>
196</segmentedlist>
197
198<variablelist>
199 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
200 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
201
202<varlistentry id="famd">
203 <term><command>famd</command></term>
204 <listitem>
205 <para>is the file alteration monitor daemon.</para>
206 <indexterm zone="fam famd">
207 <primary sortas="b-famd">famd</primary>
208 </indexterm>
209 </listitem>
210</varlistentry>
211
212<varlistentry id="libfam">
213 <term><filename class='libraryfile'>libfam.[so,a]</filename></term>
214 <listitem>
215 <para>contains functions that support the file allocation monitor.</para>
216 <indexterm zone="fam libfam">
217 <primary sortas="c-libfam">libfam.[so,a]</primary>
218 </indexterm>
219 </listitem>
220</varlistentry>
221
222</variablelist>
223</sect2>
224
225</sect1>
226
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