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Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 19:02:01 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > The successor of the DOS filesystem, VFAT, was
> > shipped since 1995. That's 10 years ago.
> Even under VFAT, these file names might still clash, because when the
> tarball is unpacked, Windows creates the 8+3 aliases for the long file
> names.  Under some Windows configurations, these aliases will clash
> and cause trouble.

Is this the default Windows configuration? Or about which configuration are
you talking?

> In addition, there's the DOSEmu emulator (part of GNU/Linux systems)
> which doesn't yet support long file names, and so is limited to 8+3
> file names.

dosemu is being used like STONX: for playing old games. Not for doing
development any more.

> > The DJGPP support in gettext has not seen a volunteer caring about
> > it for 3 years.
> Even if the DJGPP port of gettext itself is not actively maintained,
> the gettext files do wind up in other packages that use GNU Gettext.
> (That's how Paul became acquainted with this issue.)

These packages can use a fnchange.lst file, like the one gettext used
for its DJGPP port.

> If you need a DJGPP-knowledgeable person to help you find solutions
> for related problems, you will find them on address@hidden

This mailing list has become quite silent: only 155 mails since 2005-01-01;
it looks much like end of life of this project.

> Could you please find a solution to these two file names?

You have more knowledge than me how to apply the fnchange.lst trick.


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