[racket-dev] when libffi is already installed

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 12 07:48:54 EDT 2011

Won't said newbie's be even more confused to find that drracket
doesn't work? Or am I missing something here?


On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 6:43 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> 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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