[tex-live] The adforn package.
martin at oneiros.de
Tue Oct 5 00:41:39 CEST 2010
2010/10/4 C.M. Connelly <cmc at math.hmc.edu>:
> (For added fun, some sloppily coded apps break if you switch to a
> case-sensitive file system (e.g., Office, Adobe apps).)
Why am I not surprised?
Although often believed to be case sensitive, HFS Plus normally is
not. The typical default installation is case-preserving only. From
Mac OS 10.3 on the command newfs_hfs -s will create a case-sensitive
new file system. HFS Plus version 5 optionally supports
case-sensitivity. However, since case-sensitivity is fundamentally
different from case-insensitivity, a new signature was required so
existing HFS Plus utilities would not see case-sensitivity as a file
system error that needed to be corrected. Since the new signature is
'HX', it is often believed this is a new filesystem instead of a
simply an upgraded version of HFS Plus.
NeXTStep, which was BSD-derived, also used a version of UFS. In
Apple's Mac OS X, it is available as an alternative to HFS+, their
proprietary filesystem. However, as of Mac OS X v10.5, one cannot
install Mac OS X "Leopard" on a UFS-formatted volume. In addition, one
cannot upgrade older versions of Mac OS X installed on UFS-formatted
volumes to Leopard; upgrading requires reformatting the startup
volume. Currently there is a 4GB file limit for disks formatted as
UFS in Mac OSX.
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