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Old 07-17-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation The installed libffi not found!


Hi

i am trying to install guile but whenever i type : "./configure" the last output lines are as follows:
.......
checking for LIBFFI... configure: error: Package requirements (libffi) were not met:

No package 'libffi' found
.....

but when i type:[root@localhost guile-2.0.6]# urpmi libffi
Package libffi4-4.6.1-3.3-mdv2011.0.i586 is already installed

What does this mean?! Please help.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:03 AM   #2
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try locate libffi to find out where is it installed and what is the real name of that lib.
 
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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libffi : 'configure is looking for a complete install of libffi.

So far you only have the run time files installed.
The missing files are in the package 'libffi4-devel'.

# urpmi libffi4-devel

Searching for "libffi" packages : # urpmq -fuzzy libffi

P.S.: "No package 'libffi' found" means no /usr/lib/pkgconfig/libffi.pc
( libffi.pc is a package config file.)

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:13 AM   #4
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Smile libffi locations

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try locate libffi to find out where is it installed and what is the real name of that lib.
Hi
libffi ... locations:
1-Home/....
2- /usr/local/lib/
3- /usr/share/doc/
 
Old 07-19-2012, 01:20 AM   #5
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libffi : 'configure is looking for a complete install of libffi.

So far you only have the run time files installed.
The missing files are in the package 'libffi4-devel'.

# urpmi libffi4-devel

Searching for "libffi" packages : # urpmq -fuzzy libffi

P.S.: "No package 'libffi' found" means no /usr/lib/pkgconfig/libffi.pc
( libffi.pc is a package config file.)

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[root@localhost lib]# urpmi libffi4-devel
No package named libffi4-devel
[root@localhost lib]# urpmi libffi4-devel
No package named libffi4-devel
[root@localhost lib]# urpmi libffi4
Package libffi4-4.6.1-3.3-mdv2011.0.i586 is already installed
 
Old 07-19-2012, 02:04 AM   #6
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here is a list about the packages: http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...evel&srodzaj=3. looks like its name is libffi-devel, but I'm not really sure. You can search for libffi4 package also on that page, libffi4-devel does not exist for mandriva 11.

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:36 AM   #7
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Sorry, the package name for 2011 is 'libffi-devel'
ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/os/Linux/dist.../main/release/

But then again, the first command is always :
# urpmq -fuzzy <name> ( or part of name )
.... so you can see the correct name for yourself.

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