Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120637
fam updates stopped working in FC2
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
fam updates stopped working in FC2. I have observed this for both
Test 1 and Test 2, on three different machines, with both local files
and NFS mounts. Two machines were upgraded from earlier RH
installations, one was a fresh install.
As a result, Nautilus does not reflect directory or file changes.
On one machine I was just working on, starting fam manually (and then
re-running nautilus) actually fixed the problem. Is this an xinetd issue?
# default: off
# description: FAM is a file monitoring daemon. It can \
# be used to get reports when files change.
# The daemon conflicts with selinux, so you must boot
# with selinux disabled to use this.
disable = yes
Is there no way to write a policy file that gives fam unlimited rights
to monitor file/directory status?
Even setting "disable=no" and then restarting xinetd doesn't fix the
problem (i.e. doesn't cause nautilus to start fam when it launches),
on a RH9 system without an selinux-enabled kernel.
Fam was disabled because it doesn't work with selinux at all. We're
working on a long term fix though.
OK -- any chance of setting up Nautilus so that it polls, until the
long term fix is in place?
fam is enabled again, since we disabled selinux.