Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811804
apparently wrong types in the manpage
Last modified: 2013-11-24 11:52:17 EST
The manpage has the following table in the section "1. THE OPTION TABLE":
Value Description arg Type
POPT_ARG_NONE No argument expected int
POPT_ARG_STRING No type checking to be performed char *
POPT_ARG_ARGV No type checking to be performed char **
POPT_ARG_SHORT An short argument is expected short
POPT_ARG_INT An integer argument is expected int
POPT_ARG_LONG A long integer is expected long
POPT_ARG_LONGLONG A long long integer is expected long long
POPT_ARG_VAL Integer value taken from val int
POPT_ARG_FLOAT An float argument is expected float
POPT_ARG_DOUBLE A double argument is expected double
Apparently all types but char* and char** (i.e. int, short, long,
long long, float and double) need to be pointers to the respective types.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.
(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)
More information and reason for this action is here:
I am very sorry, but I do really not see how I could help here as Fedora is
downstream of popt. But http://rpm5.org/community/popt-devel/0272.html is a
forward of this request to upstream for discussions there.
Upstream replied to this at http://rpm5.org/community/popt-devel/0273.html -
from my point of view, there is nothing left thus I am closing this report.
In case you disagree with me, feel free to subscribe popt-devel mailing list
at upstream and let us discuss your point directly with upstream.