PPort is a simple yet handy automation program and its documented counterpart for interfacing a PC with external devices. With this bundle, one can control any household appliance or electronic device with minimal hassle and practically no changes
I downloaded pport-0.6.9.tar.gz and blew it up. Then I went to the directory that was created and ran ./configure (as I was instructed to do from reading the INSTALL file). The message I got was that I needed popt, which seems to have disappeared. Any help?