[pypy-issue] [issue885] Lack of libffi5 on Ubuntu 11.10 stops PyPy running

Armin Rigo tracker at bugs.pypy.org
Thu Sep 29 13:14:52 CEST 2011

Armin Rigo <armin.rigo at gmail.com> added the comment:

Actually for libffi there is already a solution used on some platforms (but not
all): compile the necessary code into pypy with libffi.a, instead of relying on
libffi.so.N.  I think it was disabled on Linux because there you typically don't
have a libffi.a at all even in libffi-dev packages.  What we could do is make
sure that libffi.a is present on our own Linux development machines, and during
translation always prefer libffi.a over libffi.so if present...

nosy: +arigo
status: wontfix -> chatting

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