Re: amber-developers: Osx problem with gleap file names

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 12:47:17 -0800

On Wed, Nov 07, 2007, Crowley, Michael wrote:
> The MAC OS-X has a very odd characteristic. When checking existence of a
> file, it does not distinguish case. Thus, though one can create files with
> Mixed case, and they do show up with the correct case, the shells or os
> cannot distinguish the case once it is created. Thus, there is a problem
> with these pairs of files, and some others.

This is also true for cygwin.

The files Mike is talking about are (I think) automagically generated by
doxygen, and so Wei doesn't have any control over the names. (He can correct
me if this is wrong.) My suggestion is that these files just be removed
from CVS -- I don't think that have much real value. If we need docs like
this, they can be assembled on a machine with case-sensitive files, and then
assembled into some simpler file structure(?)

Wei can comment if I am thinking about this incorrectly.

In the meantime, these files don't cause any problems...just ignore the CVS
error messages.

Received on Sun Nov 11 2007 - 06:07:14 PST
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