[tex-live] behaviour of kpsewhich on case-insensitive mac system

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Mon Sep 18 18:18:28 CEST 2017


I have a question,

$ kpsewhich example-image-A.pdf

$ kpsewhich example-image-a.pdf

But I am on a case-insensitive file system:

$ touch foo

$ mv foo Foo

$ rm foo

$ ls Foo
ls: Foo: No such file or directory

I was wondering why an `\includegraphics{example-image-A}` failed
(which I got from some post on tex.sx) and I surmise from the above
that this has possibly to do with kpsewhich or at least with the way
pdftex finds files.

I guess the rationale is that if kpsewhich were to be
case-insensitive on OSes with case insensitive file systems,
TeX documents would more easily behave differently on different
systems ?



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