popt-1.50 or better??

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Jul 24 21:06:29 UTC 2010

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?

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.



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