[kaffe] Does kaffe still require libffi to build and run?

Arnaud Vandyck arnaud.vandyck at ulg.ac.be
Sun Aug 24 05:44:01 PDT 2003

Hi all,

The Debian package of kaffe configure the powerpc architecture (and only
this one)  with "--with-libffi". Does  kaffe still need libffi  to build
and run? (see: http://bugs.debian.org/66540 ). 

I did  remove the  library from my  machine, removed the  dependency and
commented the  line from debian/rules.powerpc. The  build was successful
on my G3.

Does a good  compilation mean kaffe on powerpc does  not need libffi? Or
do I have to make tests compiling/running some special java classes? 

arnaud at debian:~/debian/BUGS/kaffe$ CLASSPATH=/usr/share/ant/lib/ant.jar kaffe org.apache.tools.ant.Main -version
Apache Ant version 1.5.3 compiled on June 24 2003

So. For me, kaffe can be build and run without libffi on powerpc. 

Do you have a problematic class I can test? 

Best regards.

PS: I'm on the list but not Stefan (sgybas AT debian.org) who is working
    on the package at the moment. Can you cc him, thanks.

-- Arnaud Vandyck, STE fi, ULg
   Formateur Cellule Programmation.

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