Subject: Re: pkgsrc on case-insensitive filesystem
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/12/2006 12:33:30
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 18:20:39 +0200
Alan Barrett <> wrote:
> 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.

CVS treats CVS different than cvs.  How do you propose that it treat it
in a CIFS?  Should it ignore all the source files from cvs or should it
try to commit Root, Repository and such?

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>