POSIX®: XSI: SCCS is required
|Reporter||A. Wilcox (awilfox)|
|Assignee||A. Wilcox (awilfox)|
|Reported||2016-04-16 14:26:55 -0500|
|Modified||2020-04-19 07:25:25 -0500|
|Hardware||Adélie Linux / All|
|Importance||Normal / minor|
The X/Open System Interface (XSI) option of POSIX® requires an implementation of SCCS to be available to be strictly compliant. However, as shown in the URL, not even the developers of SCCS use SCCS (their code is stored in CVS).
The SCCS distribution from Heirloom is fairly lightweight, and has no external dependencies, so it wouldn't be a problem to bring it in to Adélie. However, I'm not sure if it really belongs in @system or not, as usage is virtually zero.
There are a few ways we can go here:
- We can note that the XSI option requires the installation of an sccs package and provide it in the repository.
- We can shove it in @system and have the XSI option satisfied in base / all installations.
- We can ignore the XSI option entirely (I really don't think this is a good idea).