Build: Two Files With the Same Name

The build procedure generates the control.tar.gz and data.tar.gz files of a Debian package. When creating such a file on a Linux or other Unix system, two files can be given the exact same name, only differing by case. For example, you could have WPkg and wpkg and they can coexist in the exact same directory without a problem. Under MS-Windows or Mac OS/X, two files with the same name, whatever the case of these files, cannot reside in the same directory. For this reason the build system prevents such combinaisons from happening and generates an error if it ever occurs.

Note that is checked for all files on all operating systems.