Subject: Re: Case-insensitive filesystems
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/04/2002 22:32:31
On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 12:59:41PM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> 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.

Sure, but we're talking about pkgsrc here, which is not one of
those things that requires case-preserving-but-ignoring attributes,
and, in fact, has harmful side-effects.

I really don't see any way around specifying UFS as a pre-requisite,
but am certainly open to suggestions.

Take care,