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Re: libffi, python25, and PowerPC (and perhaps others)

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger
<> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:56:36PM +0000, John Klos wrote:
>> Should CONFIGURE_ARGS+= --with-system-ffi and .include
>> "../../devel/libffi/" be conditional in python25 so that
>> architectures on which libffi doesn't work can still run python25? What's
>> the downside?
> The package is incomplete otherwise. Try building it with
> PKG_DEVELOPER=yes. As in: it was broken before, just that noone cared.

Can you elaborate on "it was broken"? libffi won't compile on
Solaris/x86 either, and by commenting out the libffi part in python25,
the version included with Python (which, admittedly, is quite old) is
used. I prefer a package with maybe some features missing from one
that does not build at all. Python has far too many depending packages
these days.

It's not that nobody cares about these things, they only seem to be
far from trivial:

Joern Clausen

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