Bug 77883 - cvs is ingoring case of filenames
Summary: cvs is ingoring case of filenames
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-11-14 19:17 UTC by Scott Otterson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-29 18:14:56 UTC

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Description Scott Otterson 2002-11-14 19:17:11 UTC
In my repository, I have checked in two files with names: linmap.m and linMap.m
  I also have a directory checked out that contains only linMap.m

In this directory, if I type:

  cvs update

I see that most files are updated correctly.  But I also get this error message:

  cvs update: move away ./linmap.m; it is in the way
  C linmap.m

and the file linmap.m is not copied into the directory.  CVS is incorrectly
flagging the conflict because it's ignoring the filename case.

Comment 1 Scott Otterson 2002-11-14 19:39:59 UTC
I should add that I'm using remote CVS over ssh to update the directory without
the copy of linmap.m.  Maybe this has somthing to do with ssh?

Comment 2 Scott Otterson 2002-11-14 19:54:25 UTC
Actually, this probably is a ssh problem -- if I do scp to directly copy
linmap.m to the remote directory, linmap is still missing.  The remote directory
is on a VFAT32 partition.  The filenames are displayed with the correct case but
I wonder if ssh is ignoring it because it's using some old DOS interface.

Comment 3 jonathan 2003-01-01 19:53:57 UTC
I suspect the real issue is that VFAT32 is not case-sensitive!  Microsoft
filesystems are not case-sensitive, in my experience at least.

Try the same setup on an ext2 or ext3 filesystem; I expect all will be well.


Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2004-10-29 18:14:56 UTC
works on case-sensitive filesystems

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