svn commit: r187332 - head/tools/regression/usr.bin/jot

Christoph Mallon christoph.mallon at
Tue Jan 20 03:02:36 PST 2009

David O'Brien schrieb:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 04:55:04PM +0000, Robert Watson wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Jan 2009, David O'Brien wrote:
>>> For changes like this to be reasoned because of building FreeBSD on 
>>> Windows there should consensus.  For MacOS X - there is a case sensitive 
>>> FS.
>> So I have to reformat my Mac OS X file systems in order to check out 
>> FreeBSD source trees on them because the jot(1) regression test relies on 
>> having two files in the same directory that differ only in case? :-)  No 
> Does it really prevent one from checking out the sources - the file name
> collision should just cause a file to be overwritten.  This case should
> only be an issue if you're trying to run the tests.

Of course SVN complains when it would create a file, which already 
exists. SVN is a VCS after all. If it would inadvertently plain 
overwrite existing data it would completely miss one core aspect of a 
VCS: preserving information.

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