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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-libffi" role="wrap">
9 <?dbhtml filename="libffi.html"?>
10
11 <sect1info condition="script">
12 <productname>libffi</productname>
13 <productnumber>&libffi-version;</productnumber>
14 <address>&libffi-url;</address>
15 </sect1info>
16
17 <title>Libffi-&libffi-version;</title>
18
19 <indexterm zone="ch-system-libffi">
20 <primary sortas="a-libffi">libffi</primary>
21 </indexterm>
22
23 <sect2 role="package">
24 <title/>
25
26 <para>The Libffi library provides a portable, high level programming
27 interface to various calling conventions. This allows a programmer to call
28 any function specified by a call interface description at run time.</para>
29
30 <segmentedlist>
31 <segtitle>&buildtime;</segtitle>
32 <segtitle>&diskspace;</segtitle>
33
34 <seglistitem>
35 <seg>&libffi-ch6-sbu;</seg>
36 <seg>&libffi-ch6-du;</seg>
37 </seglistitem>
38 </segmentedlist>
39
40 </sect2>
41
42 <sect2 role="installation">
43 <title>Installation of Libffi</title>
44
45 <note>
46 <para>Similar to GMP, libffi builds with optimizations specific
47 to the proccesor in use. If building for another system, export
48 CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS to specify a generic build for your architecture.
49 If this is not done, all applications that link to libffi will trigger
50 Illegal Operation Errors.</para>
51 </note>
52
53 <para>Modify the Makefile to install headers into the standard
54 <filename class="directory">/usr/include</filename> directory instead of
55 <filename class="directory">/usr/lib/libffi-&libffi-version;/include</filename>.</para>
56
57<screen><userinput remap="pre">sed -e '/^includesdir/ s/$(libdir).*$/$(includedir)/' \
58 -i include/Makefile.in
59
60sed -e '/^includedir/ s/=.*$/=@includedir@/' \
61 -e 's/^Cflags: -I${includedir}/Cflags:/' \
62 -i libffi.pc.in</userinput></screen>
63
64 <para>Prepare libffi for compilation:</para>
65
66<screen><userinput remap="configure">./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static --with-gcc-arch=native</userinput></screen>
67
68 <variablelist>
69 <title>The meaning of the configure option:</title>
70
71 <varlistentry>
72 <term><parameter>--with-gcc-arch=native</parameter></term>
73 <listitem>
74 <para>Ensure gcc optimizes for the current system. If this
75 is not specified, the system is guessed and the code generated
76 may not be correct for some systems. If the generated code
77 will be copied from the native system to a less capable
78 system, use the less capable system as a parameter. For details
79 about alternative system types, see <ulink
80 url='https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-&gcc-version;/gcc/x86-Options.html'>
81 the x86 options in the gcc manual</ulink>.</para>
82 </listitem>
83 </varlistentry>
84
85 </variablelist>
86
87 <para>Compile the package:</para>
88
89<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
90
91 <para>To test the results, issue:</para>
92
93<screen><userinput remap="test">make check</userinput></screen>
94
95 <para>Install the package:</para>
96
97<screen><userinput remap="install">make install</userinput></screen>
98
99 </sect2>
100
101 <sect2 id="contents-libffi" role="content">
102 <title>Contents of Libffi</title>
103
104 <segmentedlist>
105 <segtitle>Installed library</segtitle>
106
107 <seglistitem>
108 <seg>libffi.so</seg>
109 </seglistitem>
110 </segmentedlist>
111
112 <variablelist>
113 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
114 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
115 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
116
117 <varlistentry id="libffi">
118 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libffi</filename></term>
119 <listitem>
120 <para>contains the libffi API functions.</para>
121 <indexterm zone="ch-system-libffi">
122 <primary sortas="c-libffi">libffi</primary>
123 </indexterm>
124 </listitem>
125 </varlistentry>
126 </variablelist>
127
128 </sect2>
129
130</sect1>
131
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