With "popt-1.3-1" the manual page says
The popt library is highly portable and should work on any
POSIX platform. The latest version is always available
but the given ftp directory contains only versions of popt up to 1.2, and
not the 1.3 from which the manual page was from.
Popt is now part of rpm-3.0.4, so get the latest popt-1.5 package from Raw Hide
and the sources for it from the rpm-3.0.4*.src.rpm. Alternatively, you
can try a CVS checkout:
This version is also available through anonymous cvs:
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/devel login
(no password, just carriage return)
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/devel get popt
RPM sources are available from the same server.
This bug report was erroneously resolved as "not a bug" and was not fixed.
There is a bug; namely, that the man page (popt.3) and the spec file (popt.spec)
contain out of date information about how to obtain new versions of popt. This
documentation bug has not been fixed as of today in CVS.