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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla1.2 on cygwin

From: Dustin Sallings
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla1.2 on cygwin
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 21:46:56 -0800

On Mar 5, 2004, at 21:44, Tom Lord wrote:

I don't understand what the subdir structure has to do with case
sensitivity.   Can you explain? -2004s/ViewARCH--devo--0.0.8--patch-21/%7Barch%7D

        There are three categories people have called this project:


When I check that out, only the first one is created, and all of the stuff goes into the first one. I had at one point checked out a tree similar to this where I use a different category name than the one that got chosen. I managed to commit a patch at one point, but now if I try to check out the tree on a NetBSD box, I get this:

Error calling `vu_lstat' for "/tmp/,,get.vap22.1078551330.13089.1/,,next-patch.1078551332.13089.40/ new-files-archive/./{arch}/viewarch/viewarch--py22/viewarch--py22- -0.0.7/address@hidden/patch-log/patch-1" (No such file or directory)PANIC: I/O error

The short story is that the names would be completely irrelevant if they were confined within the namespace of the ``global'' archive name. I.e., it'd be my fault if I used two conflicting category names in the same archive if I had to deal with the limitation of working with case-insensitive filesystems.

_If_ you are correct that case issues effect many (I've only ever
heard you complain) -- there are sane ways to handle that (i.e., with
a VU namespace handler).

Well, I think restructuring is sane, but I do understand the need to maintain compatibility. In my previous messages, I listed it as what I felt was the ideal solution since I think it makes the whole thing make more sense (I still don't understand why you wouldn't want the highest level to be the archive name like it is everywhere else). I don't assume to know every solution, or even the most practical solution.

How do you cope with #include, btw?   And, what does tar do?

I'm not sure what you mean by #include. I haven't seen any problems related to that. Tar works just fine. The filesystem preserves case just fine, it just ignores it when accessing files or directories.

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