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Re: POPT_CONTEXT_NO_EXEC and POPT_CONTEXT_POSIXMEHARDER not documented

From: Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com>
Date: Sun 24 Nov 2013 - 17:55:34 CET
Message-id: <0142DDFF-C738-4837-8838-AEA5FCC7DB24@me.com>

On Nov 24, 2013, at 11:28 AM, Robert Scheck wrote:

> Hello all,
> 
> I am forwarding a message of Christoph Anton Mitterer (Cc'ed) which was
> reported at Red Hat Bugzilla. However this does not feel for me like a
> downstream thing but more relevant for popt upstream, thus relaying it:
> 
> ----- Forwarded message -----
> Hi.
> 
> The popt(3) manpage does basically not document the flags to poptGetContext():
>       POPT_CONTEXT_NO_EXEC         Ignore exec expansions

This bit disables all uses of exec(2) from within the given popt context.

>       POPT_CONTEXT_POSIXMEHARDER   Options cannot follow arguments
> 

This bit is used on *BSD systems to parse all options before arguments
without use of "--".

> I could not find information on the web what these two _actually_ do.
> 

Odd: Google search for "POPT_CONTEXT_POSIXMEHARDER" finds
	http://marc.info/?l=rpm-cvs&m=121381324612461
here.

Perhaps your Debian system or browser is broken?

hth

73 de Jeff
> 
> Cheers,
> Chris.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
> 
> Foreign references for this request are:
> 
> - http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=666431
> - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=811805
> 
> 
> Greetings,
>  Robert
Received on Sun Nov 24 17:55:40 2013
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