[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg : switch from getopt to getopts builtin

Alessio Bolognino themolok.ml at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 10:32:52 EDT 2008

On Tue 2008-06-03 10:45, Xavier wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Alessio Bolognino <themolok.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Maybe dropping all long options is not a great idea: makepkg has a lot
> > of options and find an alphanumeric character for each is not that
> > easy/intuitive; Furthermore getopt is ported virtually everywhere: Mac
> > OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD etc. and stuff like asciidoc
> > depends upon it.
> >
> The reason of that patch is that the different getopt implementations
> are not compatible :
> http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2008-May/011857.html
> The arguments parsing currently does not work on osx / bsd.

Actually FreeBSD and NetBSD have in their port tree "getopt", which is
this one: http://software.frodo.looijaard.name/getopt/
as you can see, is the same getopt in util-linux;
in OpenBSD's tree is called gnugetopt, but it's still the same software.
In Mac OS X it can be installed with macports, and it's called "getopt".

Alessio (molok) Bolognino

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