Subject: Re: Case-insensitive filesystems
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/04/2002 12:59:41
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Alistair Crooks wrote:

> Keith,
> Judging by Amitai's, yymano's experiences and yours, I think we
> should be specifying UFS for both pkgsrc and build trees (if
> different) - there are a number of things that could otherwise come
> back and bite us in the bottom on HFS+.

Catching up on old mail..

One problem is that most folks will have the main system on hfs+. Among
other things, significant parts of MacOS X won't work on UFS - they use
names that won't work without the case-preservig-but-ignoring feature.


Take care,