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Bug 721902

Summary: sys-boot/syslinux calls ar directly
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Agostino Sarubbo <ago>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn <chithanh>
Severity: normal CC: base-system
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 2020-05-09 17:03:46 UTC
This is an auto-filled bug because sys-boot/syslinux calls ar directly.
The issue was originally discovered on amd64, 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 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar and by removing the /usr/bin/ar binary.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-09 17:03:55 UTC
Created attachment 637114 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-05-26 22:31:13 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 8b83425b9634ddc92cbf3f8492d5d6faa4ba5868
Author:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
AuthorDate: 2020-05-26 22:30:58 +0000
Commit:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
CommitDate: 2020-05-26 22:30:58 +0000

    sys-boot/syslinux: respect user's AR, OBJCOPY, RANLIB, bug #721902
    Reported-by: Agostino Sarubbo
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.100, Repoman-2.3.22
    Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <>

 sys-boot/syslinux/syslinux-6.04_pre1-r2.ebuild | 119 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 119 insertions(+)