Subject: pkg/26211: Darwin bootstrap: case-sensitive HFS+ can be used
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 07/08/2004 17:38:26
>Number:         26211
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Darwin bootstrap: case-sensitive HFS+ can be used
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul 08 23:39:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Jim Bernard
>Release:        pkgsrc as of Thu Jul  8 09:21:46 UTC 2004
System: Mac OS X 10.3.4
Architecture: ppc
Machine: ppc
	The README.MacOSX file (in conjunction with README.Darwin)
	discusses the issue of creating a case-sensitive UFS file
	system or file-system image.  With 10.3 (Panther), it is
	now possible to make a case-sensitive HFS+ file system, so
	that can be used instead of UFS.  This may be preferable
	for some users, since it avoids the need to create a separate
	partition or to take the performance hit supposedly associated
	with using a disk image.  On the other hand, it requires
	rebuilding the file system, which destroys the original


	I'm not sure what is the best way to describe this, other
	than to point out that it can be done, and that one way to
	do it is to boot from the install CD and rebuild the file
	system (via the Disk Utility) as case-sensitive HFS+ (IIRC,
	the word "extended" appeared in the menu somewhere---not sure
	whether that's equivalent to the "+" or to "journaled", or
	something else).  Anyway, the end result is both journaled
	and case sensitive.  And, of course, you lose all the original
	data on the file system in the process.