Introduction to libffi

The libffi library provides a portable, high level programming interface to various calling conventions. This allows a programmer to call any function specified by a call interface description at run time.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

libffi Dependencies


DejaGnu-1.6 (required to run the testsuite)

User Notes:

Installation of libffi

Install libffi by running the following commands:

sed -e '/^includesdir/ s/$(libdir).*$/$(includedir)/' \
    -i include/ &&

sed -e '/^includedir/ s/=.*$/=@includedir@/' \
    -e 's/^Cflags: -I${includedir}/Cflags:/' \
    -i        &&

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed ... include/ and sed ... Makes the package install headers into the standardized /usr/include instead of /usr/lib/libffi-3.2.1/include..

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


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Short Descriptions

contains the libffi API functions.

Last updated on 2017-08-16 21:41:37 -0700