changing a Makefile based on user input

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Thu Aug 5 11:56:57 PDT 2004

Chuck Swiger wrote:

> Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 04:30:14PM +0200, Sven Esbjerg wrote:
>>>> Note that there is already a misc/rtfm port, with is an unrelated
>>>> piece of software.  You could perhaps call your port 
>>>> 'rt-faq-manager'.
>>>  Hmmm... I guess that would be possible. My first thought was RTFM.
>> Yeah -- that could work too.  I don't think there would be any problem
>> with having two ports of the same name except for case differences,
>> but ICBW.
> Requiring case-sensitive filenames is not a good idea if you can choose 
> otherwise.  There are lots of filesystems (ISO-9660, HFS+, CIFS) which 
> can't distinguish between a directory called "rtfm" and one called 
> "RTFM", some of which are even used by people running FreeBSD.  :-)

Standard Mac OS Extended (aka HFS+) can distinguish between a directory 
called "rtfm" and one called "RTFM", since is case-preserving. It is not 
case-sensitive though, so both can't coexist. Otherwise I agree with 
your comment.


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