Subject: Re: State of MacOS X support? (specifically HFS+)
To: Jeff Rizzo <>
From: Volker A. Brandt <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/21/2004 16:33:30
> OK, is the case sensitivity requirement just for building?  Can I install
> the binaries on a regular HFS+ partition and expect things to work?
> I've got an external drive kicking around that'll work on my wife's machine,
> so that saves me too much worry about messing up her system.

Note that you can create an image using whatever file system you
like, then mount the image, compile your pkgsource in there, and
throw away the image when you're finished.

I myself prefer UFS since I cannot live with broken symlinks.

Good luck -- Volker
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