Package popt-1.7.1-1 ready for review

Max Bowsher
Thu May 22 13:21:00 GMT 2003

Dario Alcocer wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 01:28:36PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> Having looked at the rpm cvs repository, I can see that popt is treated
>> 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.
> Yeah, I was curious about that too.
>> 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)
>> 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.
> Do you know if I can build shared library versions of the RPM
> development libraries with this patch?

I've made no attempt to use shared libraries. I haven't even re-autotooled,
preferring to patch the generated files.

I believe upgrading rpm's libtool would be the necessary first step towards
shared libraries. (It currently seems to be using 1.4.3).


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