Bug 433293 - Link against system libffi
Link against system libffi
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plt-scheme (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gérard Milmeister
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Reported: 2008-02-18 09:10 EST by Anthony Green
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:57 EDT (History)
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2008-02-18 09:10 EST, Anthony Green
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Description Anthony Green 2008-02-18 09:10:32 EST
Description of problem:
libffi was recently accepted into rawhide and F-8.  plt-scheme should use the 
system libffi instead of bundling their own.  The system libffi has a number of 
improvements, including fixes for SELinux.  I'm attaching a hackish patch.

I've also filed a bug upstream to add this functionality.

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Comment 1 Anthony Green 2008-02-18 09:10:32 EST
Created attachment 295168 [details]
source patch
Comment 2 Gérard Milmeister 2008-02-21 12:27:30 EST
This is only for rawhide, isn't it?
Comment 3 Anthony Green 2008-02-21 13:14:19 EST
(In reply to comment #2)
> This is only for rawhide, isn't it?

libffi is in F-8 as well, but I'll leave it up to you.

Comment 4 Gérard Milmeister 2008-02-21 13:39:20 EST
Have you already tried to build it (in mock or otherwise), and
tested it somewhat?
Comment 5 Gérard Milmeister 2008-02-25 11:40:50 EST
I have have updated the package to the newest
version. I haven't yet updated the patch yet.
Maybe this should be passed on to upstream,
so they can implement a configure flag to
choose between bundled and system library.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:15:34 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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