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Bug 667476 - dev-lang/polyml-5.6 : polyffi.cpp:100:14: error: FFI_SYSV was not declared in this scope
Summary: dev-lang/polyml-5.6 : polyffi.cpp:100:14: error: FFI_SYSV was not declared in...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Deadline: 2019-05-03
Assignee: Gentoo Team for the ML programming language family
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on:
Blocks: libffi-3.3 682406
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Reported: 2018-10-01 16:36 UTC by Toralf Förster
Modified: 2019-04-05 21:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

emerge-info.txt (emerge-info.txt,18.28 KB, text/plain)
2018-10-01 16:36 UTC, Toralf Förster
dev-lang:polyml-5.6:20181001-133551.log (dev-lang:polyml-5.6:20181001-133551.log,48.10 KB, text/plain)
2018-10-01 16:36 UTC, Toralf Förster
emerge-history.txt (emerge-history.txt,320.25 KB, text/plain)
2018-10-01 16:36 UTC, Toralf Förster
environment (environment,61.67 KB, text/plain)
2018-10-01 16:36 UTC, Toralf Förster
etc.portage.tbz2 (etc.portage.tbz2,30.00 KB, application/x-bzip)
2018-10-01 16:36 UTC, Toralf Förster
logs.tbz2 (logs.tbz2,22.49 KB, application/x-bzip)
2018-10-01 16:36 UTC, Toralf Förster

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Description Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 16:36:13 UTC
/bin/sh ../libtool  --tag=CXX   --mode=compile x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I..  -I/usr/lib64/libffi-3.3_rc0/include -O2 -pipe -march=native   -Wall -DMODULEDIR=/usr/lib64/polyml/modules   -O2 -pipe -march=native -c -o polyffi.lo polyffi.cpp
libtool: compile:  x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I/usr/lib64/libffi-3.3_rc0/include -O2 -pipe -march=native -Wall -DMODULEDIR=/usr/lib64/polyml/modules -O2 -pipe -march=native -c polyffi.cpp  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/polyffi.o
polyffi.cpp:100:14: error: ‘FFI_SYSV’ was not declared in this scope
     {"sysv", FFI_SYSV},
polyffi.cpp:100:14: note: suggested alternative: ‘FFI_OK’


  This is an unstable amd64 chroot image at a tinderbox (==build bot)
  name: 17.0-systemd_libressl_20180921-044716


gcc-config -l:
 [1] x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-7.3.1
 [2] x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-8.2.0 *

Available Python interpreters, in order of preference:
  [1]   python3.7
  [2]   python3.6
  [3]   python2.7 (fallback)
Available Ruby profiles:
  [1]   ruby23 (with Rubygems)
  [2]   ruby25 (with Rubygems) *

emerge -qpv dev-lang/polyml
[ebuild   R   ] dev-lang/polyml-5.6  USE="gmp threads -X -portable -test" 

!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- dev-python/python-msrplib-0.18.0::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
# Michał Górny <> (30 Sep 2018)
# Poor quality NIH ebuilds with multiple issues and lack of test suites.
# They do not support Python 3 (even if somebody claimed otherwise,
# completely ignoring all the errors during install phase), depend
# on old Twisted packages and have no reverse dependencies in ::gentoo.
# Removal in 30 days.  Bug #667354.

- dev-python/tinydb-3.1.3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
# Virgil Dupras <> (27 Sep 2018)
# Outdated, unmaintained, no revdeps.
# Removal in 30 days, bug #623292

- dev-python/python-eventlib-0.2.1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-python/python-application-2.1.0::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-python/python-xcaplib-1.1.0::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-python/python-gnutls-3.1.1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.
Comment 1 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 16:36:16 UTC
Created attachment 548684 [details]
Comment 2 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 16:36:18 UTC
Created attachment 548686 [details]
Comment 3 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 16:36:21 UTC
Created attachment 548688 [details]
Comment 4 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 16:36:24 UTC
Created attachment 548690 [details]
Comment 5 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 16:36:27 UTC
Created attachment 548692 [details]
Comment 6 Toralf Förster gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 16:36:30 UTC
Created attachment 548694 [details]
Comment 7 Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 18:52:37 UTC
I haven't looked at the details yet but it looks like polyml bundles libffi (and maybe uses system's one instead?):

config.status: creating include/ffi.h
config.status: creating libffi.pc
config.status: creating fficonfig.h
config.status: linking src/x86/ffitarget.h to include/ffitarget.h
Comment 8 Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 19:10:20 UTC
Let me investigate first why ffitarget does not export FFI_SYSV here.
Comment 9 Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 19:15:45 UTC intentionally dropped 'FFI_SYSV' from X86_64 handling. As well as:


It should be FFI_UNIX64 instead. I'll write a tiny wiki page about this ABI breaker, create a tracker and send out ML announcement.
Comment 10 Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-10-01 19:45:46 UTC
Comment 11 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-04-03 08:53:41 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 6a50ebb55c5fa7be3dd487358effedc9ca7042ad
Author:     Michał Górny <>
AuthorDate: 2019-04-03 08:53:23 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2019-04-03 08:53:23 +0000

    package.mask: Last rite dev-lang/polyml
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>

 profiles/package.mask | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
Comment 12 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-04-05 21:15:03 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 890d180619f0e9262834d5d2e79f7fc0a24a394f
Author:     Tupone Alfredo <>
AuthorDate: 2019-04-05 21:14:49 +0000
Commit:     Tupone Alfredo <>
CommitDate: 2019-04-05 21:14:49 +0000

    dev-lang/polyml: Fix build with libffi3
    Signed-off-by: Alfredo Tupone <>
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.62, Repoman-2.3.11

 dev-lang/polyml/files/polyml-5.6-ffi3.patch | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 dev-lang/polyml/polyml-5.6.ebuild           |  5 ++++-
 2 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)