package cygwin-d-... case sensitivity problems --

Brian Inglis
Thu Jun 20 02:46:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-06-18 11:46, Townsend, Paul wrote:
> The cygwin-doc-... package has several problems in at least the 
> /usr/share/man/man3 directory where multiple file names differ only in case, 
> i.e., the tar file contains, in this order,
>   usr/share/man/man3/jN.3.gz
>   usr/share/man/man3/jn.3.gz
> The jN.3.gz file contains the roff text and the jn.3.gz file contains a roff 
> .so directive pointing at jN.3.  The file that ends up in man3 is jn.3.gz
> and jN.3.gz disappears.
> The simplest solution would be to just remove jn.3.gz and similar .so files 
> from the tarball.  This would at least allow the roff text files to exist.
> FMI - where was the tarball created?  It certainly was not on a computer
> with Windows and case insensitivity.

A lot of package maintainers work on Linux and test in Windows VMs.
These conflicts should be picked up by the setup program tar extract.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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