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@@ -233,13 +233,19 @@ backward-compatible way.
== WORKING WITH SCCS ==
Using SCCS as a back end is also supported, with some limits due to
-missing features in SCCS:
+missing features in SCCS implementations:
-* all commands relating to tags and branches throw an error.
+* All commands relating to tags and branches throw an error.
-* src cat does not necessarily pipe out binary data correctly.
+* In CSSC SCCS, src cat does not necessarily pipe out binary data
+ correctly. This has been fixed in the SunOS and Schilling versions.
-* the exec bit is not propagated between master and workfile.
+* The exec bit is not propagated between master and workfile. This has
+ been fixed in the SunOS and Schilling versions.
+* The CSSC and SunOS SCCS backends have a Y2.1K problem that SRC
+ cannot effectively work around and will probably not be fixed. The
+ Schilling version has repaired this.
The SCCS back end will be automatically selected when there is an "SCCS"
subdirectory and no ".src" or "RCS" subdirectory.
@@ -286,8 +292,9 @@ Python 3.x.
If you wish to use the RCS support, the RCS tools at version 5.7 or
later must be installed and accessible in your path.
-If you wish to use the SCCS support, the CSSC (Compatibly Stupid Source
-Control) system must be installed and accessible in your path.
+If you wish to use the SCCS support, some implementation of SCCS must
+be accessible. GNU's CSSC (Compatibly Stupid Source Control) will
+work; so will the SunOS and Schilling forks of AT&T SCCS.
The rcs-fast-import(1) tool at version 1.0 or later is required to
support the 'src fast-import' command.
@@ -300,9 +307,6 @@ due to a missing back end.
Branch deletions change the revision numbers of revisions downstream of
the branch join. This behavior may change in a future release.
-The SCCS backend has a Y2.1K problem that SRC cannot effectively work
-around and will probably not be fixed.
== REPORTING BUGS ==
Report bugs to Eric S. Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The project page is