dev-libs / libffi-compat

a portable, high level programming interface to various calling conventions

Official package sites : https://sourceware.org/libffi/ ·

Compilers for high level languages generate code that follow certain conventions. These conventions are necessary, in part, for separate compilation to work. One such convention is the "calling convention". The "calling convention" is essentially a set of assumptions made by the compiler about where function arguments will be found on entry to a function. A "calling convention" also specifies where the return value for a function is found. Some programs may not know at the time of compilation what arguments are to be passed to a function. For instance, an interpreter may be told at run-time about the number and types of arguments used to call a given function. Libffi can be used in such programs to provide a bridge from the interpreter program to compiled code. 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. Ffi stands for Foreign Function Interface. A foreign function interface is the popular name for the interface that allows code written in one language to call code written in another language. The libffi library really only provides the lowest, machine dependent layer of a fully featured foreign function interface. A layer must exist above libffi that handles type conversions for values passed between the two languages.

v3.2.1-r3 :: 6 :: gentoo

Modified
License
MIT
Keywords
amd64 x86 ~alpha ~amd64-linux ~arm ~arm64 ~hppa ~ia64 ~m68k ~m68k-mint ~mips ~ppc ~ppc-aix ~ppc-macos ~ppc64 ~s390 ~sparc ~sparc-solaris ~sparc64-solaris ~x64-cygwin ~x64-macos ~x64-solaris ~x86-linux ~x86-macos ~x86-solaris
USE flags
debug test

General

debug
Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces
pax_kernel
Use PaX emulated trampolines, for we can't use PROT_EXEC
test
Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)

abi_mips

n32
64-bit (32-bit pointer) libraries
n64
64-bit libraries
o32
32-bit libraries

abi_s390

32
32-bit (s390) libraries
64
64-bit (s390x) libraries

abi_x86

32
32-bit (x86) libraries
64
64-bit (amd64) libraries
x32
x32 ABI libraries

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dev-libs/libffi-compat-3.2.1-r3 fails tests
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Mikle Kolyada · gentoo
*/*: Discontinue Gentoo SuperH port
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dev-libs/libffi-compat: RESTRICT="!test? ( test )"
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dev-libs/libffi-compat: amd64 stable wrt bug #698458
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dev-libs/libffi-compat: new package, provides libffi.so.6
There are still a few binary-only packages out there that rely on 'libffi.so.6' presence. This package provides these libraries. No development headers here. Thus this library can co-exist with dev-libs/libffi:0/7 package. Ebuild is based on dev-libs/libffi. We can fast-stabilize it if in-tree stable packages do rely on libffi.so.6 (they should not). The patch is almost entirely by Timo Rothenpieler. I renamed a package and made a few minor tweaks. Fix-by: Timo Rothenpieler Reported-by: Timo Rothenpieler Closes: https://bugs.gentoo.org/695964 Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.76, Repoman-2.3.17 Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <slyfox@gentoo.org>