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Re: Experiences with pkgsrc on Macs?

9 apr 2008 kl. 04.05 skrev Steven M. Bellovin:

On Tue, 08 Apr 2008 21:37:51 -0400
Amitai Schlair <> wrote

We haven't documented or publicized this well enough -- mea culpa --
but you don't need a case-sensitive filesystem for pkgsrc anymore.
The occasional package may break, but OS X is popular enough that the
number is dwindling of its own accord.

As of two days ago, the pkgsrc web page said you did, so it's not just
a PR issue...

I've been using pkgsrc on my Macs for a while now and I must say that I am very pleased with how well it works. Most packages that I am using work right out of the box.

I mount the source from a NetBSD box using NFS, but both /usr/pkg and work/obj-dirs during the build are on case-insensitive HFS+. Haven't seen any problems with that yet.

Best regards,
        -- Urban

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