Renaming issue, changing case only.

David Rothenberger
Wed Mar 4 17:38:00 GMT 2009

On 3/4/2009 8:59 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Mar  4 08:51, David Rothenberger wrote:
>> On 3/4/2009 12:45 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> Cygwin 1.7 itself has no problems to rename a file just case-wise,
>>> neither under casesensitive mount points nor under caseinsensitive
>>> mount points.  This looks like a problem in svn.
>> Or it's a problem with the operator. :-) Seems I wasn't actually running  
>> in Cygwin 1.7 when I thought I was. Plus, I was using a /cygdrive path  
>> with case-sensitivity turned off.
>> I will retry again today with a proper 1.7 environment. If this works  
>> with 1.7, I'm not going to try to patch svn for 1.5. Otherwise, I'll  
>> investigate further.
> Well, even for 1.7, it *should* work when not using case-sensitivity.
> Most people will probably continue to use case-insensitive settings.
> Not everyone want or is allowed to tweak this registry setting.

Fair enough.

Subversion has lots of problems with case-insensitive file systems. 
These problems are not specific to Cygwin -- they occur with the 
Windows-native tools and on OSX. It is WAY beyond my abilities to try to 
fix these. It goes beyond just doing a trick for a rename.

There is a hope that a redesign of the "working copy" library, possibly 
in the 1.7 release, will address these issues.

Anyone interested in seeing this fixed on Cygwin should contribute to 
Subversion upstream development.

David Rothenberger  ----

I don't want to be young again, I just don't want to get any older.

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