[Rpm-maint] [PATCH 1/4] Handles case insensitive filesystems.

Giulio Eulisse Giulio.Eulisse at cern.ch
Wed May 19 10:21:48 UTC 2010

> Mac OS X is case insensitive? Yikes... and a bit of looking around reveals
> that to be the case indeed, with a special switch to enable case-sensitivity
> per-filesystem (but which apparently breaks all sorts of apps there)
> The bottom line here is that rpm requires a POSIX compliant filesystem, and
> that includes case-sensitivity. I dont see much point making it compile on a
> system where it's not going to work anyway. OTOH renaming rpmhash.[CH] to
> something else that also happens to cure the conflict is no big deal as
> such, but if they're to be renamed they should be renamed to something that
> makes sense, sticking "big" in the filename is just ... "whaaaaaaaat?" :)

Sorry for the extremely long delay in replying (and thanks), your
mail(s) got filtered. :-/

I confirm that macosx is case insensitive, but I also confirm that we
do use RPM to build packages there without too much troubles.

I'm happy to change the name to something which makes more sense but I
would really not know how to call it... ;) Suggestions?


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