popt-1.50 or better??
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Sun Jul 25 03:09:34 UTC 2010
Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> writes:
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 10:06:12PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> On 24/07/2010 21:29:43, Gary Kline wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 12:21:12PM -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> >> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> writes:
>> >>> hey y'all,
>> >>> there is a program called libots [or ots] that acts to summarize text
>> >>> that i'd like to port to freebsd. i grabbed the src from scourceforge
>> >>> days ago and found that i need a later version of popt than we have.
>> >>> we've got v 1.14 of popt and the configure script from libots says that
>> >>> 1.5 is required. i've stumbled around but haven't figured out where to
>> >>> grab the newer version.
>> >> 1.14 is the latest version. 1.5 is considerably older.
>> > how can 1.50 be older than 1.14?
It can't. But you just modified 1.5 into 1.50, which (given that they
aren't floating-point numbers) is an important difference. Remember:
there can be more than one '.' in a version string.
>> Ummm... you seem to be in some sort of timewarp there Gary... The home
>> of the popt project appears to be http://freshmeat.net/projects/popt/,
>> and there the most recent version available is 1.14. Now, 1.50 would by
>> rights be newer than 1.14, but trouble is, 1.50 doesn't exist yet.
>> Also, you said 1.50 in the Subject of your e-mail, and 1.5 in the body:
>> one of those is probably a typo, and I'm not offering odds on which.
>> How old is the ots software you're trying to port? If it's from before
>> there was popt >= 1.10 available, then it might be something as simple
>> as a failure to read all the digits in the popt version number, or
>> comparing the numbers alphabetically rather than numerically. Shouldn't
>> be too hard to debug.
> hdere are the last few lines of output from configure, ots-0.5.0:
> checking for pkg-config... /usr/X11R6/bin/pkg-config
> checking for glib-2.0 >= 2.0 libxml-2.0 >= 2.4.23... yes
> checking OTS_CFLAGS... -I/usr/local/include/glib-2.0
> -I/usr/local/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/local/include/libxml2
> checking OTS_LIBS... -L/usr/local/lib -lglib-2.0 -lxml2
> checking for poptParseArgvString in -lpopt... no
> configure: error: popt 1.5 or newer is required to build ots.
> You can download the latest version from
> p2 15:33 <tao> 
> what am i missing?
Version strings aren't decimal numbers.
Most projects use each field as a separate integer.
14 is bigger than 5.
the version of popt in ports is the latest.
Trust Josh Paetzel; he's on top of things.
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