Introduction to Popt

The popt package contains the popt libraries which are used by some programs to parse command-line options.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/popt

Installation of Popt

Install popt by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

If you have Doxygen-1.8.14 installed and wish to build the API documentation, issue doxygen.

To test the results, issue:make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you built the API documentation, install it using the following commands issued by the root user:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/popt-1.16 &&
install -v -m644 doxygen/html/* /usr/share/doc/popt-1.16

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libpopt.so
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/popt-1.16

Short Descriptions


is used to parse command-line options.

Last updated on 2018-08-15 18:24:48 -0700