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Re: A few questions about using Denemo on Windows

From: Edgar Aichinger
Subject: Re: A few questions about using Denemo on Windows
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2020 09:45:05 +0200

Hello back,

I'll comment on #1 only: 

Am Sonntag, 9. August 2020, 07:11:18 CEST schrieb Petr Pařízek:
> Hello,
> I've discovered Denemo just recently and I'd like to ask a few questions 
> before I give it a try.
> #1. Not sure whether the following is a bug in the ".zip" file or in 
> WinRar or in my version of Windows. When I try to extract the ".zip" 
> file containing the newest version of Denemo, WinRar tells me that the 
> Terminfo subdirectory, both in the Share and Lib directories, contains a 
> lot of duplicate file names, which means I get a lot of questions like 
> "File exists, replace?" And I have to choose "Yes to all" if I want to 
> avoid that. A different extracting program (Zip Reader from PKWare) 
> seems to get confused and creates empty subdirectories whenever it finds 
> a duplicate name in the archive. I have double-checked that the 
> destination directory did not exist on my hard drive before I started 
> the extraction. Are the duplicate names a bug in the ".zip" file or am I 
> supposed to do something about this?

I blame WinRAR and Zip Reader, both of which don't seem to be able to handle 
case sensitiveness on NTFS correctly. The zip archive contains terminfo 
database files, and uses several subfolders, like, for example, both "e" and 
"E" exist and contain files with the same name (or becoming the same name again 
if you ignore case).

I just extracted the zip file without issues to a NTFS data partition from 
within my linux, using Ark and the linux commandline programs it uses.

Next I rebooted to Windows 10, and tried using the extraction tools built into 
the file explorer, WinRAR, 7Zip and PeaZip.

Both the Windows builtin routines and WinRAR threw the errors you talk about, 
7Zip and PeaZip correctly created all the content, distinguishing lower- and 
uppercase folder names...

Hope that helps,


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