Subject: Re: Case-insensitive filesystems
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/04/2002 17:57:56
On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > I really don't see any way around specifying UFS as a pre-requisite,
> > but am certainly open to suggestions.
> For now, requiring UFS sounds fine.
> I realize there are going to be other problems with packages that
> internally won't work because of case problems, but those packages won't
> work on MacOS X anyway. The authors will have to change things to make
> them work. So while I think we could help this, we don't have to do it all
> ourselves. :-)

There was a long thread on this on comp.unix.programmer. The most
compelling reason I've heard not to bother to try to support
case-insensitivity, is that the make rules get borked (.C vs. .c, .S
vs. .s). <URI:news:r6%58.60$7J2.221549@burlma1-snr2>.