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Hi Johannes,

>> 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.

That's true :)

Thank you!
Jonathan

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx> 
Gesendet: Montag, 4. März 2019 16:29
An: Wendeborn, Jonathan <Jonathan.Wendeborn@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: brian m. carlson <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: 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