libffi - A portable foreign function interface library

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Distribution CentOS 7
Repository CentOS x86_64
Package name libffi
Package version 3.0.13
Package release 18.el7
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
Installed size 41.76 KB
Download size 27.26 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-3.0.13-18.el7.x86_64.rpm 3.0.13 x86_64 CentOS
libffi - - -


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/sbin/ldconfig - -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
libffi = 3.0.13-18.el7
libffi(x86-32) = 3.0.13-18.el7 -


Type URL
Binary Package libffi-3.0.13-18.el7.i686.rpm
Source Package libffi-3.0.13-18.el7.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install libffi rpm package:

# yum install libffi




2016-04-05 - Andrew Haley <> - 3.0.13-18
- closures: Create temporary file with O_TMPFILE and O_CLOEXEC
- Resolves: RHBZ1151568
2016-04-05 - Andrew Haley <> - 3.0.13-17
- libffi needs fix for structures not passed in registers
- Resolves: RHBZ1287815
2014-09-02 - Dan HorĂ¡k <> - 3.0.13-16
- Drop ppc64le from the multilib list
- Use additional BR: only in ppc64le build
- Resolves: RHBZ1116945
2014-08-26 - Andrew Haley <> - 3.0.13-15
- Add requires for libtool and texinfo
- Resolves: RHBZ1116945
2014-08-26 - Andrew Haley <> - 3.0.13-14
- Add requires for automake
- Resolves: RHBZ1116945
2014-08-26 - Andrew Haley <> - 3.0.13-13
- Add requires for autoconf
- Resolves: RHBZ1116945
2014-08-26 - Andrew Haley <> - 3.0.13-12
- Merge from private-rhel-7.0-ppc64le branch
- Resolves: RHBZ1116945
2014-01-24 - Daniel Mach <> - 3.0.13-11
- Mass rebuild 2014-01-24
2013-12-27 - Daniel Mach <> - 3.0.13-10
- Mass rebuild 2013-12-27
2013-12-18 - Deepak Bhole <> - 3.0.13-9
- Added -fno-strict-aliasing (pointed out by rpmdiff)
- Fixes RHBZ 1006261

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