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Re: popt with msvc?

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Wed 27 Oct 2010 - 16:10:17 CEST
Message-id: <E8DEB3CE-D350-4FC6-BAE1-22A354D379EB@mac.com>

On Oct 27, 2010, at 12:25 AM, Matt Arsenault wrote:

> On Oct 26, 2010, at 11:27 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>> What test are failing? Like "long long" and double, the tests are quite complete
>> over data types and It Really Doesn't Matter: hardly ant program needs/uses
>> long long and double CLI options.
> test1 - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 60, 61

19-23 are testing alias/exec functionality from test-poptrc.
If you can live without alias/exec (and you likely can,
only rpm makes heavy/serious use of popt alias/exec afaik).

60-61 are just cosmetic --help comparisons. If popt alias/exec
isn't functional, then the --help display will fail too.

> test3 - 51, 52, 53
> I just sort of haphazardly threw things together until it built, so I may have broken something. I quickly added cmake to try building it since I have no idea how to get autotools to work with VS. 

Yes the AutoFu chains are getting rather daunting. The basic trick
with autotools, is use configure, and avoid using the autotools, on
tricky platforms.

I haven't a clue how to get AutoFu to work with VS either.

You might try older POPT tarballs. The basic functionality of POPT hasn't changed since
forever, nor has the API, nor are there significant bugs. Older tarballs might
have less AutoFu.

73 de Jeff
Received on Wed Oct 27 16:10:40 2010
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