Package popt-1.7.1-1 ready for review

Max Bowsher
Thu May 22 12:28:00 GMT 2003

Dario Alcocer wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 11:20:02AM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> From the README:
>> +Canonical download:
>> +
>> +
>> +  (source tarball included with Cygwin package is popt subdirectory
>> +   of rpm-4.1.1.tar.gz, found in rpm-4.1.1-1.7x.src.rpm)
>> So, is this an unreleased version of popt?
> Well, this popt release doesn't have it's own tar ball, no. However,
> rpm-4.1.1 itself is a released package. I was hoping to upgrade the
> Cygwin rpm port to 4.1.1.

Having looked at the rpm cvs repository, I can see that popt is treated so
much as a subproject of rpm, that I'm surprised they even bother with a
separate version number.

Also, looking at, it seems that they have stopped providing
detached popt tarballs since 1.7.

Actually, you might consider popt-1.8 / rpm-4.2 .

I have a self-built rpm-4.2 on my machine - I've attached my (crude) patch
in case it can be of any use to you. The patch is against 4.1.1, but it
applied without rejects to 4.2, so I didn't bother regenerating it. In
addition to applying the patch, it was also necessary to delete or rename
the internal elfutils directory.

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