Subject: Problem with filename case conversion in packages...
To: None <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/10/2005 00:25:12

I'm trying to wrap a package around some code that is ostensibly
for WIN32 and Mac OS/X.  But the portions visible to the Mac are
(virtually) ANSI/ISO/POSIX compliant, so it can be made to compile and
run on NetBSD/amd64 with a little work.  (Well, there are some issues
with running it, but it basicly works and can be refined from there,
if and as time and interest permit.)

My problem is that the source distribution is in a .zip file, and
pkgsrc seems to case-convert extracted .zip filenames to lowercase.
On the other hand, when obtaining a directory listing for patches,
it seems that the files are not case-converted to lower-case (I am
guessing that "make patch" reaches directly to the archive in order
to avoid reconstructing relative packaged filenames from trying to
scan the work* subtree).  The result is that it is impossible to
apply patches.  (The directory name is wrong, so I get a lot of
failures on the patches and none apply.)

This looks like a pkgsrc bug to me.  Should I file a PR, or is it
trivially fixable, or am I doing something Wrong?

P.S.: In section 12.2.2 of the pkgsrc docs, the section title is
"Telling the software were configuration files are".  "were" should
be "where" (note the "h").  (^&

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."