Subject: Re: Cross-compile NetBSD-current with case-insensitive filesystem?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Jonathan A. Kollasch <email@example.com>
Date: 01/02/2006 20:24:42
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On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 08:28:10PM -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> NetBSD-current fails to build the distribution on this filesystem (built
> a kernel fine, though). The problem I'm running into is a conflict between
> _Exit.o (from _Exit.c) and _exit.o (from _exit.S).
Also the "CVS" and "cvs" directories are another example of this
> Are we supposed to be able to cross-compile the world with a
> case-insensitive filesystem? If the answer is "no", I'll go away
> (I have an external firewire drive I can use) ... I was just under
> the impression that people had it working.
No, there are lots of problems with case insensitivity. Pkgsrc also
requires case sensitivity to work without problems.
In short you need a defacto-unix-standard case sensitive file system
to do unixy things. I'm amazed that Apple even considered making
such a file system for a Unix-based box. Hopefully HFS++ will fix this.
I'd gripe more about Apple, but this isn't the place to do it.
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