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node-ffi-packager usage

This is a library package development tool. Full documentation pending.

For using the generated libraries, see node-ffi-libraries and each individual



Install tools, then optionally link executables to a location in your PATH.

cd 'node-ffi-packager'
npm install

ln -s "${PWD}/ffi-packager" "${HOME}/bin/"
ln -s "${PWD}/ffi-packager-list" "${HOME}/bin/"
ln -s "${PWD}/ffi-publisher-git" "${HOME}/bin/"
ln -s "${PWD}/ffi-publisher-git-list" "${HOME}/bin/"


Note that most default values assume that you are allowed to publish to node-ffi-libraries. Pull requests to increase configurability appreciated!

For lists of libraries

Create a list of libraries in a JSON file.

The master list used for node-ffi-libraries is published in the library-configurations repository.

        "name": "zlib",
        "version": "1.2.11",
        "remote": "conan-center"

Package all libraries.

ffi-packager-list <path-to-library-list-json>

Publish all libraries.

ffi-publisher-git-list <path-to-library-list-json>

For individual libraries

Mostly used for debugging.

ffi-packager <conan-remote> <conan-reference>
ffi-publisher-git <library-name> <library-version> <conan-remote>


  • The package is generated in ./package/.
    • Can be referenced locally from package.json in another package.
    • Dependent libraries are loaded automatically from “known” locations.
    • See the generated for a usage example.
  • Optionally publish the contents to Github and/or NPM.
    • See expected naming in the generated
# NOTE: arbitrary location of your choice.
mkdir "${HOME}/my-ffi-libraries"
cd "${HOME}/my-ffi-libraries"
mkdir 'zlib-v1.2.11'
cd 'zlib-v1.2.11'
ffi-packager 'conan-center' 'zlib/1.2.11@'

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