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Building command line utility from github

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So I want to install an alternative to inotify-tools on my unraid server to use in bash scripts:

https://github.com/tinkershack/fluffy/

 

I tried using the dev pack to build (needed make and some other dependencies listed) I got stuck on a dependency that wasn't on the list apparently and also wasn't in the dev pack. I also had questions about how persistent this was anyway, since unraid runs out of a ramdisk.

 

Anyway, can you build something like this elsewhere and copy over the binary? Should I build it on slackware or does it even matter? My machines are all different versions of linux mint. I can't find the base slackware version used by unraid to download to do that.

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If you compile the binary with static links it will be portable as any and all libraries will be compiled into the binary itself. This will result in a substantially larger footprint for the executable both on disk and in memory - but will get the job done.

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13 hours ago, Xaero said:

If you compile the binary with static links it will be portable as any and all libraries will be compiled into the binary itself. This will result in a substantially larger footprint for the executable both on disk and in memory - but will get the job done.

Thanks. I ended up copying over the files created by the make file and it seemed like it worked. I believe I read somewhere that it was static links by default so that probably explains why it seemed to work.

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