Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490573
python ctypes should use system libffi
Last modified: 2009-03-17 10:06:31 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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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.
Created attachment 335476 [details]
Patch to python.spec to use system libffi
Thanks for the patch, building now: