Update included popt to version 1.7

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Thu May 15 17:30:20 EST 2003

On Wed 14 May 2003, jw schultz wrote:

> > Isn't it finally time to just dump popt out of the rsync package?  After
> I've thought of that myself.  To me popt seems somewhat
> obscure.  This is the only project i can recall using popt.
> I'd say if it comes standard on all the main Linux distros
> and cygwin lets drop it from the tree and just put it on the
> prerequisites list.

At least in Debian, popt is used in more than a hundred packages,
including samba, evolution, lots of Gnome stuff, abiword, galeon, ...
So it's fairly widespread. In fact, Debian's rsync also links to the
"external" popt library, here's the relevant part of the configure

    checking for poptGetContext in -lpopt... yes
    checking whether to use included libpopt... no

So dropping it from the rsync source tree might not be a bad thing.

Paul Slootman

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