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Re: AW: fast-import fails with case sensitive tags due to case insensitive lock files




Hi Jonathan,

On Mon, 4 Mar 2019, Wendeborn, Jonathan wrote:

> > Right now, you have some choices: 
> > • Volunteer to implement reftable. 
> > • Since you're on Windows 10, set your Git repository directory as 
> >   case-sensitive. 
> > • Use Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is case sensitive and creates 
> >   directories with that flag (even on NTFS), to do your import. 
> > • If you control the fast-export output, adjust the arguments you pass 
> >   such that the output does not contain one of the offending tags. 
> 
> Hi Brian,
> 
> Thank you very much for your answer!
> 
> Unfortunately I am stuck with Windows 10 1703 which neither supports
> case-sensitivity nor any Linux subsystem from the Microsoft Store :(

Too bad.

> Also, my employer unfortunately doesn’t allow me to invest the time to
> implement reftable,

Even worse!

> so I guess I go with manually leaving out the one conflicting label I
> found and tagging it manually afterward.

That is a valid workaround.

> One thing I still would like to encourage to is to improve the error
> message which is really misleading in this case.

Well, that is at least something you could do. After all, you use a
volunteer-driven project, so you could at least volunteer a little time to
improving it yourself.

Ciao,
Johannes