On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 7:58 PM, Dr. David Kirkby <email@example.com>
Is this dynamic foreign function interface needed for Maxima? Would you advise
us to disable this on all platforms, or just OpenSolaris, given we do not have
libffi in Sage?
I frankly do not know. I suspect Maxima just uses standard Common Lisp so you could disable the FFI.
If you would advise disabling this unless libffi is installed, would it not be
preferable for the default behaviour of whether to install the dffi depends on
whether the relevant library is installed?
Yes, that was supposed to happen at some point, but was in a low priority list. Since it is impeding your builds I will try something tonight.