Coreutils build used to require a managed mount?

Igor Peshansky
Thu Jan 19 20:08:00 GMT 2006

On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Eric Blake wrote:

> > This is not an issue with coreutils-5.93, but the coreutils-5.3.0
> > source won't extract without a managed mount due to some files that
> > differ only in filename case in the source tarball.  There are
> > workarounds, of course, but for the future, this is something that
> > needs to be put in the package announcement, at least.
> It was fixed upstream post-5.3.0 because I packaged 5.3.0, noticed the
> problem, and complained.  The only files affected by case clash in 5.3.0
> are test scripts, so you can still run configure and make without
> issues.


> But I never got errors from tar, even though I was not using a managed
> mount.  My guess is that you must be using an explicit setting of
> CYGWIN=check_case: that makes tar complain, whereas I don't use that, so
> I just see tar creating the contents of the second file in the spelling
> of the first.  That's why I never thought to document it as a
> limitation.

Exactly.  I use check_case:strict (since I don't like tar, etc, to just
silently overwrite unrelated files).  One of the workarounds I mentioned
was explicitly setting "check_case:relaxed" before running the "prep"
step.  This was more of a "something to watch for in the future" kind of
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