When Ghost creates an image file (.gho) the resulting 8.3 filename is all
upper case regardless of the state of 'short preserve case' or 'default case'.
Created attachment 1387 [details]
log level 10 of ghost session.
This may be due to the following code - needed for OS/2 in smbd/dir.c :
/* We only uppercase if FLAGS2_LONG_PATH_COMPONENTS is zero in the input buf.
Strange, but verified on W2K3. Needed for OS/2. JRA. */
push_ascii(buf+30,fname,12, uc ? STR_UPPER : 0);
I could make this conditional on OS/2 - but it's not how W2K3 behaves.
Yep - looking at the log this is definately the case.
Is this a show-stopper ? It's an easy fix, but makes us behave differently
than W2K3. I'm wondering what else it may break...
(In reply to comment #3)
> Yep - looking at the log this is definately the case.
> Is this a show-stopper ? It's an easy fix, but makes us behave differently
> than W2K3. I'm wondering what else it may break...
Certainly not a show stopper, just bothersome when moving objects around in
AIX. Ok, I see it now. If I do "copy con: WINKY" and no extention, I can
recreate it. So perhaps the work around for us is to not let ghost perform the
extension-less search and we provide the extension from the get.
Jerry proposed making the "uppercase" bahaviour dependent on "short preserve
case" being False. The problem is we ship by default with "short preserve case =
True", so that means out of the box we won't do this the same as W2K3. Currently
the complaint about how we handle the names was from OS/2 - but I'm worried that
there are DOS apps that expect the same behaviour - it's specific enough that
W2K must have special code to do this (as we do now).
This is one of those conflicts with an option we have that conflicts with
"proper" Windows behaviour. I don't mind doing that if by default we ship with
"proper" Windows behaviour but in this case we'd be shipping broken by default.
The current behavior is correct according to Windows
2003. So we were previously broken. Jeremy and I agreed
that it is better to match the windows behavior.