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Bug 717720

Summary: dev-util/meson calls directly nm
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Agostino Sarubbo <ago>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: William Hubbs <williamh>
Severity: normal CC: floppym
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 243502    
Attachments: build.log

Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-04-16 13:54:02 UTC
This is an auto-filled bug because x11-libs/libxkbcommon calls directly nm. Attached build log and emerge --info
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-04-16 13:54:10 UTC
Created attachment 633252 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2020-04-20 00:08:32 UTC
This is actually Meson doing it, in

It reads the NM environment variable, and falls back to 'nm'. I'm honestly not sure why calling nm directly is a problem. I understand for CC, LD, etc.

>      evar = 'NM'
>      if evar in os.environ:
>          nmbin = os.environ[evar].strip()
>      else:
>          nmbin = 'nm'
Comment 3 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2020-04-20 00:10:04 UTC
*** Bug 718030 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2020-04-20 00:10:20 UTC
*** Bug 718158 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-04-22 18:08:47 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit d2d332b15f52b5aadcdc85a6d84d1bcbd99db44f
Author:     Mike Gilbert <>
AuthorDate: 2020-04-20 15:14:37 +0000
Commit:     Mike Gilbert <>
CommitDate: 2020-04-22 18:08:28 +0000

    meson.eclass: export NM and READELF variables
    These are used by the script in meson.
    Signed-off-by: Mike Gilbert <>

 eclass/meson.eclass | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)