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

Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Wed Sep 20 02:01:45 CEST 2017

> What I can imagine doing is first looking up the name as-is, and iff
> that fails, doing a case-insensitive lookup. Patches welcome, else I

But that would change semantics on Unix file systems, right?
I know that within TL we check whether there are case clashes, but
we don't know what users are doing.

Lots of work I guess, but maybe one needs to check for each TEXMF tree
referenced whether the underlying FS is case-sensitive or not
(creating a lowercase file and check for uppercase existence),
and then do file searches sensitive according to the location of each

Not that I want to implement that, though :-(


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