cygwin filenamecase problems was (RE: qt 3.1 port planing)
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:56:02 +0100
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> Subject: RE: cygwin filenamecase problems was (RE: qt 3.1 port planing)
> On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 18:04, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> > Could this not be handled through an option to the CYGWIN
> environment variable
> > like strict_case:level as described in the cygwin docu ?
> No. Strict case != POSIX_SEMANTICS.
> POSIX semantics on NTFS allows these two files to coexist
> 1) 'A'
> 2) 'a'
> strict case checking means that cygwin won't open a file unless the case
That means there is currently no option to real deal with full posix filenames.
> However, most projects are willing to fix their CVS when they have
> non-caseless-unique file names - because Windows is *NOT* the only OS to
> have 'case preserving, case insensitive' filesystems. I.e. automake
> comes to mind as one project that had made that mistake, and fixed it
> when it was politely pointed out.
but for the qt xfree release this seem to be no problem until the cygwin port