Bug 811804 - apparently wrong types in the manpage
apparently wrong types in the manpage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: popt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robert Scheck
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-11 22:00 EDT by Christoph Anton Mitterer
Modified: 2013-11-24 11:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-11-24 11:52:17 EST
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Description Christoph Anton Mitterer 2012-04-11 22:00:05 EDT

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.

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 13:18:34 EDT
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:
Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2013-11-24 11:50:51 EST
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.
Comment 3 Robert Scheck 2013-11-24 11:52:17 EST
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.

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