Introduction to Popt

The popt package contains the popt libraries which are used by some programs to parse command-line options.

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Installation of Popt

Install popt by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../popt_1.7-5.diff &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
cp configure.in configure.ac &&
touch configure.in configure.ac &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

cp configure.in configure.ac: Because configure.in is updated with the patch, this file is needed for make to work properly.

touch configure.in configure.ac: Ensure file timestamps are the same.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libpopt.[so,a]
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is used to parse command-line options.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600