Bug 433293 - Link against system libffi
Summary: Link against system libffi
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plt-scheme
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gérard Milmeister
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-18 14:10 UTC by Anthony Green
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:57 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:57:20 UTC

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source patch (4.80 KB, patch)
2008-02-18 14:10 UTC, Anthony Green
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Description Anthony Green 2008-02-18 14:10:32 UTC
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 14:10:32 UTC
Created attachment 295168 [details]
source patch

Comment 2 Gérard Milmeister 2008-02-21 17:27:30 UTC
This is only for rawhide, isn't it?

Comment 3 Anthony Green 2008-02-21 18:14:19 UTC
(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 18:39:20 UTC
Have you already tried to build it (in mock or otherwise), and
tested it somewhat?

Comment 5 Gérard Milmeister 2008-02-25 16:40:50 UTC
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 05:15:34 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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