Bug 200508 - poptPrintUsage() (e.g. rpm --usage) prints short options multiple times
poptPrintUsage() (e.g. rpm --usage) prints short options multiple times
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-07-28 05:52 EDT by Hans Ulrich Niedermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-05 04:24:12 EDT
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Description Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2006-07-28 05:52:31 EDT
Description of problem:

  poptPrintUsage() prints the short options multiple times if the options table

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

  Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. rpm --usage | head -n1
Actual results:

Usage: rpm [-aKfgpWHqV] [-aKfgpWHqVcdils] [-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqV]
[-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqV] [-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqV]
[-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqVK] [-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqVK]
[-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqVKi] [-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqVKiv]
[-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqVKiv] [-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqVKiv?] [-a|--all]
[-f|--file] [-g|--group]

Expected results:

Usage: rpm [-aKfgpWHqVcdilsaKfgpWHqVKiv?] [-a|--all] [-f|--file] [-g|--group]

Additional info:

  Every option table included into the main table via POPT_ARG_INCLUDE_TABLE
causes another [-asdfljl] string to be printed with all the short options
defined so far. This behaviour is not restricted to rpm on Fedora, it has also
been confirmed on rpm on Suse and the new gphoto2 code in SVN.
Comment 1 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2006-07-28 12:25:16 EDT
Test case: http://es.lauft.net/popt-usage-test/
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2006-08-05 04:24:12 EDT
Fixed in CVS, will be in popt-1.10.7 when released.
@@ -775,7 +775,7 @@ static int showShortOptions(const struct
     /* On return to top level, print the short options, return print length. */
-    if (s == str && *s != '\0') {
+    if (s != str && *s != '\0') {
        fprintf(fp, " [-%s]", s);
        len = strlen(s) + sizeof(" [-]")-1;

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