Subject: Re: pkgsrc on case-insensitive filesystem
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/12/2006 18:20:39
On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> most obvious example: we can't checkout the cvs package, as CVS creates
> "CVS" subdirectories elsewhere.

I don't believe that the "CVS" versus "cvs" case is really a problem.
What I would expect is that the files from pkgsrc/devel/CVS/* (like
Entries, Repository, Root) and the files from pkgsrc/devel/cvs/* (like
Makefile, distinfo) get mixed together in a single directory, but there
are no name collisions at that level, and everything should just work.
I haven't actually tried this, but then neither have most of the people
who say it won't work.

--apb (Alan Barrett)