popt-1.50 or better??
kline at thought.org
Sat Jul 24 22:37:05 UTC 2010
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?
> 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
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?
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