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packaging for Mac should not put 2 cases of README in case-insensitive filesystem #130

sudoer opened this issue Nov 1, 2018 · 3 comments


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sudoer commented Nov 1, 2018

When trying to copy from the packaged DMG file to my Mac, I get an error because there are two node modules that includes two README files with different capitalizations, and the Mac filesystem (by default) is case-insensitive.

ls -l*{READ,read}*.md
-rw-r--r--  1 alanporter  staff  3980 Oct 19 16:02
-rw-r--r--  1 alanporter  staff  3190 Oct 19 16:02
-rw-r--r--  1 alanporter  staff   933 Oct 19 16:02
-rw-r--r--  1 alanporter  staff  1721 Oct 19 16:02

Dragging the file to the Applications folder causes this error:

You can’t copy “” because it has the same name as another item on the destination volume, and that volume doesn’t distinguish between upper- and lowercase letters in filenames.

Work-around: use rsync to copy the folder into /Applications. It will simply overwrite the other readme files when it encounters the conflict.

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thanks for reporting this. I'm guessing you are using a different file system or different settings than the mac I tested on. Do you know if the zip for mac works?

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sudoer commented Nov 1, 2018

The zip file produces a similar warning when it gets to the README files.

replace extraterm-0.37.0-darwin-x64/ [y]es, [n]o, [A]ll, [N]one, [r]ename:

I am running the default case-insensitive filesystem.

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Fix has been released in 0.37.1.

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