OK. I've finally reached a point where I *really* want FAM running on my
Solaris 9 box, so that I can support ENHANCEDIDLE for IMAP... yes, even
if FAM has to poll and there's no kernel module to help it.
So, install CSWfam I did. It appears to run normally (foreground) and
has placed all the necessary hooks into the system config to launch via
Next, I unpack a fresh source tar of Courier and run a configure. I am
in the habit of adding CFLAGS="-I /usr/local/ssl/include" to my
configure string, and since CSWfam puts it's include in another
non-standard location, I use instead CFLAGS="-I /usr/local/include -I
The configure completes fine, except the configure output says that the
FAMOpen() test fails for maildir, since it cannot resolve some symbols
from libnsl an libsocket. I have been able to demonstrate that if the
test includes "-lnsl -lsocket" in the compile for the FAMOpen() test, it
succeeds. Unfortunately, every method I've used -- (1) trying to set
"-lnsl -lsocket" in an env var and (2) modifying configure.in for
maildir -- both seem to make the maildir configure step work, but break
the build process.
I guess the primary thing I need to know is "how do I safely get libnsl
and libsocket included when configuring and building maildir?"
Alternatively, if someone else has gone down this path before and knows
of a much more direct solution to making this work on Solaris, I'm *all*
I'm happy to provide logs, etc, etc, should that prove helpful in
understanding what I've tried. But I figured I'd start simple and let it
build from here, if need be.