[tex-live] mktexlsr ignores "rcs" on a Windows 7 machine

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Aug 18 18:33:34 CEST 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 03:35:03PM +0100, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> >RCS directory is an administrative area of an RCS working copy
> >(similarly CVS directory for CVS wirking copy). Such directories
> >should not be seen by TeX. Unfortunatelly, Windows file systems are
> >not case sensitive, so they consider rcs and RCS being equal.
> But it would be perfectly reasonable for a TeX user (Windows,
> Unix, whatever) to /want/ a directory called (case-irrelevant)
> "RCS", "CVS", or whatever, so to deliberately ignore such
> directories just because they /might/ be something to
> do with a Revision Control System, or a C-dontknow
> ?Versioning? System would seem to me a fairly major design
> error to me.  How many normal TeX users have even /heard/
> of RCS or CVS, let alone use one or other in conjunction
> with their TeX work ?

Indeed, I tend to have directories with such names grouping stuff that I
grap from version control systems.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

More information about the tex-live mailing list