libffi - A portable foreign function interface library

Property Value
Distribution Fedora 27
Repository Fedora i386
Package name libffi
Package version 3.1
Package release 14.fc27
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
Installed size 46.73 KB
Download size 33.51 KB
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Compilers for high level languages generate code that follow certain
conventions.  These conventions are necessary, in part, for separate
compilation to work.  One such convention is the "calling convention".
The calling convention is a set of assumptions made by the compiler
about where function arguments will be found on entry to a function.  A
calling convention also specifies where the return value for a function
is found.
Some programs may not know at the time of compilation what arguments
are to be passed to a function.  For instance, an interpreter may be
told at run-time about the number and types of arguments used to call a
given function.  `Libffi' can be used in such programs to provide a
bridge from the interpreter program to compiled code.
The `libffi' library provides a portable, high level programming
interface to various calling conventions.  This allows a programmer to
call any function specified by a call interface description at run time.
FFI stands for Foreign Function Interface.  A foreign function
interface is the popular name for the interface that allows code
written in one language to call code written in another language.  The
`libffi' library really only provides the lowest, machine dependent
layer of a fully featured foreign function interface.  A layer must
exist above `libffi' that handles type conversions for values passed
between the two languages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libffi-3.1-14.fc27.x86_64.rpm 3.1 x86_64 Fedora
libffi-3.1-14.fc27.i686.rpm 3.1 i686 Fedora
libffi - - -


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Name Value
libffi = 3.1-14.fc27
libffi(x86-32) = 3.1-14.fc27 -


Type URL
Binary Package libffi-3.1-14.fc27.i686.rpm
Source Package libffi-3.1-14.fc27.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install libffi rpm package:

# dnf install libffi




2017-08-03 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 3.1-14
- Rebuilt for
2017-07-26 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 3.1-13
- Rebuilt for
2017-07-05 - Jens Petersen <> - 3.1-12
- protect install-info in the rpm scriptlets
2017-06-20 - Anthony Green <> - 3.1-11
- fix exec stack problem on aarch64 build
2017-02-10 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 3.1-10
- Rebuilt for
2016-02-04 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 3.1-9
- Rebuilt for
2015-06-17 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 3.1-8
- Rebuilt for
2015-01-15 - Peter Robinson <> 3.1-7
- Add patch to fix issues on aarch64 (rhbz 1174037)
2014-08-17 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 3.1-6
- Rebuilt for
2014-07-17 - Tom Callaway <> - 3.1-5
- fix license handling

See Also

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