[racket-dev] when libffi is already installed

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Apr 12 07:43:24 EDT 2011

Two minutes ago, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 7:32 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> > Two days ago, Matthew Flatt wrote:
> >> As of the latest in the git repo, when libffi is installed
> >> (including header files), then `configure' detects it and uses it,
> >> instead of building the copy of libffi that is included with the
> >> Racket sources.
> >
> > Does anyone see any problem with adding `--disable-libffi' to the
> > nightly build, to avoid making the distribution installers depend on
> > an installed libffi?
> I think the ubuntu build should use the system libffi, since I think
> it's installed by default on ubuntu systems.

Shaving off a few kbs is insignificant compared to potential confusion
for newbies, so I really prefer the conservative option.

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