Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#30040 new enhancement

Allow case-sensitive build roots

Reported by: jeremyhu (Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia) Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version: 1.9.2
Keywords: Cc:


Some ports have trouble building on case insensitive file systems ( It would be nice if the workpath could be configured to be a dmg which could be case sensitive.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Type: defectenhancement

I would say it is a bad idea to try to build on a filesystem with one case sensitivity and then install to a filesystem with a different case sensitivity. We had a user who had created such a situation by making /opt/local/var/macports/build a symlink to a different filesystem, and odd problems resulted. So if you want to test case-sensitive builds, the entire MacPorts installation should be on a case-sensitive filesystem. I have successfully installed MacPorts to a case-sensitive disk image to test this before.

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