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Bug 721242

Summary: net-ftp/pure-ftpd calls ar directly
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Agostino Sarubbo <ago>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) <polynomial-c>
Severity: normal CC: whissi
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 2020-05-06 12:02:05 UTC
This is an auto-filled bug because net-ftp/pure-ftpd calls ar directly.
The issue was originally discovered on arm64, but it may be reproducible on other arches as well.
If you think that a different summary clarifies the issue better, feel free to change it.
Attached build log and emerge --info.

If you think it doesn't make sense fix these type of issues, I'd like to point out that won't be possible use a different AR implementation (like llvm-ar) by setting the AR variable. So this issue has been reproduced by setting the AR variable to aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu-ar and by removing the /usr/bin/ar binary.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-06 12:02:14 UTC
Created attachment 636426 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-08-16 21:05:25 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 2076c4dfe876444034d00d0677e0f3b49951d1fb
Author:     Thomas Deutschmann <>
AuthorDate: 2020-08-16 21:05:04 +0000
Commit:     Thomas Deutschmann <>
CommitDate: 2020-08-16 21:05:20 +0000

    net-ftp/pure-ftpd: do not call ar directly
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.2, Repoman-2.3.23
    Signed-off-by: Thomas Deutschmann <>

 .../pure-ftpd-1.0.49-do-not-call-ar-directly.patch | 23 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 net-ftp/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd-1.0.49-r2.ebuild       |  7 +++++--
 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)