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Bug 721914

Summary: app-backup/tarsnap calls ar directly
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Agostino Sarubbo <ago>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) <whissi>
Severity: normal CC: sam
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 17:13:06 UTC
This is an auto-filled bug because app-backup/tarsnap 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 17:13:14 UTC
Created attachment 637128 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-12-22 16:29:03 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit bcd1e284afaeae01d6fd65d06e5e2d9f6dcc9f9c
Author:     Thomas Deutschmann <>
AuthorDate: 2020-12-22 16:24:24 +0000
Commit:     Thomas Deutschmann <>
CommitDate: 2020-12-22 16:28:59 +0000

    app-backup/tarsnap: respect AR
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.12, Repoman-3.0.2
    Signed-off-by: Thomas Deutschmann <>

 app-backup/tarsnap/files/tarsnap-1.0.39-respect-AR.patch | 14 ++++++++++++++
 app-backup/tarsnap/tarsnap-1.0.39.ebuild                 | 10 ++++++++--
 2 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)