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Re: Does gam_server have to run?
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:25:19 -0400
- Subject: Re: Does gam_server have to run?
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- References: <155DEC68569B714B86C2C7075F5EDA98C1FC8B66 at DAKIYA1 dot pegasus dot local>
On 9/15/2015 11:48 AM, Doug Lewan wrote:
On my last cygwin update I noticed that I have /usr/libexec/gam_server.exe running.
I learned this because the install script could not kill it (and neither could I!).
It was using about 1 sec/sec of CPU.
With a little investigation I learned that
it's part of GNOME's "file alternation monitoring".
I'm willing to believe that I've installed /something/ of GNOME or that uses GNOME,
but I do /not/ want the GNOME ecosystem creeping into my world.
Can anyone help me understand how to stop it from running?
Alternatively, can someone help me understand how to find dependencies within CYGWIN?
'cygcheck -f /usr/libexec/gam_server.exe' will tell you that the program is
provided by the gamin package. The /usr/bin/cygcheck-dep (from the cygcheck-dep
package) can tell you what installed packages require gamin.
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