Subject: Re: State of MacOS X support? (specifically HFS+)
To: David P. Reese Jr. <>
From: Dan Winship <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/21/2004 10:20:45
On Apr 20, 2004, at 8:54 PM, David P. Reese Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 04:43:30PM -0700, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
>> Does pkgsrc on MacOS X still require the use of a UFS filesystem,
>> or will it work OK on HFS+ these days?  I couldn't find any
>> information on regarding this...
> The requirement should still be there, but I think I have found another
> solution...
> Man newfs_hfs(8) documents a `-s' flag for creating case sensitive HFS+
> partitions beginning with OS X 10.3.  The only gotcha is that I'm not 
> quite
> sure how to create a case sensitive HFS+ partition at install time.

The installer won't let you, and it's not a supported configuration 

However, you can use a case-sensitive HFS+ partition instead of UFS for 
your pkgsrc stuff.

It would be nice to fix up pkgsrc to not need case-sensitivity, but no 
one is currently working on that (AFAIK).

-- Dan