Ticket #4496 (closed feature request: duplicate)
add a configure build option to use system libffi for Linux
|Reported by:||juhpetersen||Owned by:|
|Type of failure:||None/Unknown||Difficulty:||Unknown|
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ghc should not use its own internal copy of libffi on Linux at least. Copy libs are frowned on by Linux distros. Debian has a patch to use system libffi on ghc-6.12.3 which I am now porting to ghc-7.0.1. I can attach it here but it probably needs to be a build option and/or detected by configure.