Bug 490573 - python ctypes should use system libffi
python ctypes should use system libffi
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: James Antill
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Blocks: 488396
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Reported: 2009-03-16 22:37 EDT by Adam Goode
Modified: 2009-03-17 10:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-17 10:06:31 EDT
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Patch to python.spec to use system libffi (1.28 KB, patch)
2009-03-17 00:00 EDT, Adam Goode
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Description Adam Goode 2009-03-16 22:37:47 EDT
Description of problem:
_ctypes.so links in a private copy of libffi. It should use the system libffi to avoid duplication. A diff shows no significant changes between the system libffi and the one in ctypes.


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python-2.6-5.fc11.x86_64
Comment 1 Adam Goode 2009-03-16 23:32:29 EDT
Actually, this is slightly more urgent than I realized, the local libffi in python doesn't contain ffi_closure_alloc and ffi_closure_free, which are needed to fix bug #488396.
Comment 2 Adam Goode 2009-03-17 00:00:45 EDT
Created attachment 335476 [details]
Patch to python.spec to use system libffi
Comment 3 James Antill 2009-03-17 10:06:31 EDT
Thanks for the patch, building now:

 http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1246000

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