[pypy-dev] bootstrapping issues

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Jan 15 15:25:34 CET 2003

Jens-Uwe Mager <jum at anubis.han.de> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 10:04:27AM +0100, Thomas Heller wrote:
> > I've now a running version which uses libffi (except on Windows).
> > Tested on an oldish SuSE 7.1 x86 system.
> > 
> > The docs and readme's still need updating, but for the *impatient*
> > I've uploaded a snapshot:
> > 
> > http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes-0.3.5.tar.gz
> I just downloaded this version and I am trying to find a matching ffi
> library, which appears to be rather difficult. I am building on a gentoo
> system which has libffi 1.20 and I get problems with ffi_closure not
> being defined. Do I really need to check out the complete gcc source
> tree to get the proper libffi?

I have two:

The first one checked out via anonymous CVS following the instructions
on the webpage http://sources.redhat.com/libfii/ . At least they
updated the pointers on the webpage to be valid, which was not the
case when I first got it.
I then did
    make install

The configure command reported an error at the end:
    ./config.status: ./../config-ml.in: No such file or directory
which I'm unable to resolve with my poor linux skills, but it works.

The second one I got from Robin Becker, it seems to be a patched version
of the first one, which includes further updates for Windows (stdcall and
cdecl calling convention). He got it from somewhere else...

Both should work, although I'm using the first one IIRC.  I'm still
using my own stuff on Windows, and libffi on the linux system.

Unfortunately both have the filename libffi-2.00-beta.tar.gz.

Should I upload a working tar.gz, or are these instructions sufficient?


BTW: Is yours an x86 system?

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