[Slackbuilds-users] libffi conflicts with gcc-java

Audrius Kažukauskas audrius at neutrino.lt
Thu Feb 16 16:56:47 UTC 2012


I have noticed that not too long ago libffi was added to SBo.  It was
included in the past and removed on Slackware 13.0 release with the
following note in the changelog:

  libraries/libffi: Removed; conflicts with gcc-java-4.3.3.

This is still true for the newest gcc-java package.  There's one thing
though, which gcc-java lacks (and libffi has).  It's
$libdir/pkgconfig/libffi.pc, which is needed by some software[0] at
build time.  Another difference is that libffi inside gcc-java seems to
be older, judging from .so version number.

My suggestion would be to add libffi to Slackware or at least include
libffi.pc into gcc-java.

[0] http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/guile-upgrade-dependency-problems-884879/

Audrius Kažukauskas
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