Subject: Re: pkgsrc on case-insensitive filesystem
To: OBATA Akio <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/14/2006 16:57:21
On 9/11/06, OBATA Akio <> wrote:
> Hmm, What break it?  What will be happend?

Some packages will complain about it, or not build.  Because a case
sensitive FS simplifies things, the pkgsrc Guide recommends enabling
it when available, rather than explaining to users why a package
failed to build over and over again.

> At least, It seems to be working on Interix.

What's wrong with enabling case sensitivity for you?  On Interix in
particular, case sensitive NTFS actually speeds up file access a bit
too, because NTDLL isn't doing a directory scan to find some files.

(I wrote the part related to Interix.)

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>