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Re: Re: Re: Mixed case file names

From: Brad <brasstilde_at_insightbb.com>
Date: 2005-12-14 19:42:37 CET

> I think part of the 'problem' is the underlying filesystems. I ran
> into
> this when moving a Perforce server from Linux to Windows one time (not

No, that's my point. The underlying file system isn't relevant to how
Suversion stores the file names. If one hosts the repository on a
Windows server, then adds foo.txt and Foo.txt from a Linux client, the
two files will still be separate entities in the repository, and if one
tries to check them out with a windows client, a problem will likely
result.

It's the file system of the *client* to which working copies are copied,
not the server on which the repository resides, that causes the problem.

> The gist is that if you have clients and the server all running the
> same OS, you won't run into this issue with any tool.

While perhaps true, that's not always practical, or even desireable.

> The least common denominator to alleviate it is to use a Windows
> server in a mixed environment.

It won't make any difference. The problem will still occur.

Brad

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