[Buildroot] [git commit] python: new module cffi

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Jul 30 06:59:46 UTC 2014

Dear Oli Vogt,

On Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:10:56 +1200, Oli Vogt wrote:

> Thank's for accepting the patch and making sure that it builds with Python3.
> By the way, LIBFFI is already selected from 'python' which of course
> 'python-cffi' depends on.

Yes, indeed.

> ---------
> python/Config.in-2-    bool "python"
> python/Config.in-3-    depends on BR2_USE_WCHAR
> python/Config.in-4-    # uses fork()
> python/Config.in-5-    depends on BR2_USE_MMU
> python/Config.in:6:    select BR2_PACKAGE_LIBFFI
> python/Config.in-7-    help
> python/Config.in-8-      The python language interpreter.
> python/Config.in-9-
> python/Config.in-10-      http://www.python.org/
> --------
> I agree that it is better do 'double-up' the dependency since a future
> version of Python could drop its dependency on libffi.

That was the intention: since python-cffi itself depends on libffi, I
preferred to make the dependency completely explicit. Even though, as
you said, it's technically not needed because python already depends on


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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