Subject: Re: pkg/26211 (Darwin bootstrap: case-sensitive HFS+ can be used)
To: None <>
From: Jim Bernard <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/05/2006 11:41:15
On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 04:41:54PM +0000, wrote:
> Synopsis: Darwin bootstrap: case-sensitive HFS+ can be used
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> Both README.Darwin and the pkgsrc guide contain references to
> case-sensitive HFS+. Does this answer this PR?

  The guide looks good, but I still see this issue: README.Darwin adds the
case-sensitive HFS+ option as an afterthought, rather than integrating it
into the discussion along with UFS.  The guide discusses them together as
comparable alternatives, which is just right.  You could say that
README.Darwin is so short that it really doesn't matter, but that also makes
it easy to fix.

  It would be nice to update README.MacOSX (which discusses the situation
as of version 10.2) with mention of it, too, but unless somebody has
a machine with a recent version on which they can test it, it will be
difficult to make an authoritative statement.  Unfortunately, I can't
help with that.  So, if you want to make a small change to README.Darwin
and close the PR, I'll be content with that.

  I'll suggest this text as a replacement for the last two paragraphs of

  Note: if you already have a case-sensitive file system (either UFS or
  case-sensitive HFS+, also called HFSX and available in Darwin 7.0
  and newer) or have a spare partition that you can format with such a
  file system, you are better off using that instead of the disk image.
  It'll be somewhat faster and will mount automatically at boot time.

  You cannot use a case-insensitive (the default) HFS+ file system for
  pkgsrc, because it currently depends on case distinctions in file names.