Subject: pkgsrc on case-insensitive filesystem
To: None <>
From: OBATA Akio <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2006 15:59:34

Dose pkgsrc support case-insensitive filesystem?

In The pkgsrc guide:

3.3.1 Darwin (Mac OS X)

You cannot use an ordinary HFS+ file system for pkgsrc, because pkgsrc
currently requires the file system to be case-sensitive. You can, however, use
a case-sensitive HFS+ file system as found in Darwin 7.0 and newer.
........ When installing Interix/SFU
During installation you may be asked whether to enable setuid behavior for
Interix programs, and whether to make pathnames default to case-sensitive.
Setuid should be enabled, and case-sensitivity MUST be enabled. (Without
case-sensitivity, a large number of packages including perl will not build.)

On 1st paragraph, It seems that pkgsrc framework needs case-sensitive.
On 2nd paragraph, It seems to be depending on each packages.

"Of course I love NetBSD":-)
OBATA Akio /