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Author rnash
Recipients ned.deily, pda, rnash, rosslagerwall
Date 2020-05-27.14:43:24
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I have just struggled with building CPython with the _ctypes module. Fundamentally, the problem appears to be that configure uses pkgconfig to find the libffi include directory, while's detect_ctypes only uses the global list of library directories.

I have made an attempt at fixing this by having configure produce the directory containing libffi (`LIBFFI_LIBDIR`) and use this. However I've hardly any experience with autotools, so I would be very happy to be corrected if this is no use at all.

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