[p4] p4scc issue with case sensitivity under Windows XP

Diego Santa Cruz Diego.SantaCruz at visiowave.com
Thu Jun 17 09:13:48 PDT 2004

Hi there,

I upgraded to p4scc version 2003.2beta/53916 on Windows XP Pro SP1 and I
started having problems under Visual C++ 6.0: it reports that the client
cannot connect to the server.

Looking at the log file it is the 'p4 where' command that fails and the
issue is the case sensitivity in the client specification, as p4scc (or
Visual C++) passes all lower-case names to 'p4 where' (even if the path
contains some upper-case letters).

For example with the following in the client specification


Any perforce connection from Visual C++ fails as 'p4 where' is case
sensitive on the client specification part of a path (but not case
sensitive in the file name part that follows). Changing the client
specification to


solves the problem as the view specification is all lower-case (except
for the client name).

Is this a known issue (could not find anything about it)?
Is there any solution or bug-fix planned? It worked with p4scc version

Thanks in advance,


 Diego Santa Cruz, Ph.D.                Tel  : +41 (0)21 695 0019
 Research Engineer                      Fax  : +41 (0)21 695 0001
 VisioWave, R&D Center
 22, Rte de la Pierre, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland

 Diego.SantaCruz at visiowave.com

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