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From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: GODI available for download
Am Son, 2003-08-03 um 17.26 schrieb David Brown:
> On Sat, Aug 02, 2003 at 01:54:34PM +0200, Alain wrote:
> 
> > Have a try on MacOS X, quickly interrupted because the native
> > filesystem (HFS+) is not "a case-sensitive filesystem".
> > 
> > I will retry soon with on a computer with an UFS partition.
> > But this is annoying, most Darwin's users use HFS+.
> 
> I agree with this.  Requiring a case-sensitive filesystem will be a show
> stopper for an increasing number of systems.

I don't know whether this number increases or decreases, I have just
copied this check from the original NetBSD script. I also do not know
whether a case-sensitive filesystem is strictly required, and in which
problem you will run with other systems. You can try it by passing the
option --ignore-case-check to the bootstrap script, this turns the check
off.

> One question is, does GODI really require that?  HFS preserves the case
> of filenames, and usually you can't tell it is case insensitive.  Only
> if you try to create two filenames that differ only in case do you
> notice the problem.

I can imagine that certain checks do not work properly, so maybe one or
the other error condition is not detected, or maybe filename
manipulations do not work always.

Gerd
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