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Re: Case Sensitivity

From: Matthew Riechers
Subject: Re: Case Sensitivity
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 10:29:05 -0400

Raymund Rimando wrote:
> On Monday 16 July 2001 08:14, you wrote:
> > Raymund Rimando wrote:
> > > I've found that CVS allows you to checkout files even if you have the
> > > case wrong for some/all of the letters in the file name.  It appears that
> > > it is only allowed from the cvs root directory though.  Is this a bug? or
> > > is it supposed to work this way?
> > > Ray
> >
> > What are your system details? Are you using a case-insensitive
> > filesystem?
> >
> > -Matt
> I'm using a windows machine running (Win 2K Server) to _store_ the
> repository.  The workstations are running the 2.4 kernel with CVS 1.11.  The
> windows machine is smbmounted to the linux workstations.  Hope I've given you
> enough details.
> Thanks for any help you can give.
> Ray

Since your repository is on a Windows box, filename case is irrelevant.
This should be true for any file in the repositoy. Try 'cvs up
some.file' with the case jumbled on any file on any client.

There are problems when cross-mounting filesystems. Mounting a windows
drive on linux and vise-versa is generally a bad idea with CVS -- check
the archives for posts on NFS and windows for some examples). It works
ok iff the systems are homogeneous (win-to-win or linux-to-linux).
Simple advice: don't do it :)

The recommended configuration is to put the repository on a unix box
with client-server (not with NFS or file-sharing), and edit files on the
same system you checked-out on, or at least make sure your editor
handles line endings correctly. This would solve the case-sensitivity
issue and will prevent further problems with mixed systems.


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