Directory under x86/release: Ruby or ruby?

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Aug 13 15:04:00 GMT 2013

On 8/13/2013 10:22 AM, wrote:
> My local Cygwin installation repository has had up to now a subdirectory
> under release/ called Ruby (upper case first letter rare but not
> unprecedented) to match the typography in setup.ini. In the latest
> setup.ini incorporating a ruby update, the subdirectory under x86/release/
> is called ruby (lower case first letter). Is this change deliberate and
> will it stay that way? (I'm not certain when it was introduced but it is
> made manifest by today's update.)

The structure of the repository has changed recently to better support the
two available architectures (32/64 bit).  But directory names are at the
discretion of the package maintainers.  I wouldn't read too much into case
differences however.  Also, since Windows is only case-preserving in most
circumstances, depending on case could cause you some grief in this area.



A: Yes.
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