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Bug 725208

Summary: net-misc/vncsnapshot calls ranlib directly
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Agostino Sarubbo <ago>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it <maintainer-needed>
Severity: normal    
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 2020-05-25 07:18:47 UTC
This is an auto-filed bug because net-misc/vncsnapshot calls ranlib 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 RANLIB implementation (like llvm-ranlib) by setting the RANLIB variable. So this issue has been reproduced by setting the RANLIB variable to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ranlib and by removing the /usr/bin/ranlib binary.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-25 07:18:52 UTC
Created attachment 641558 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-09-14 22:27:20 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit bc7f74e1dff8f3dd67bb1167e768909636dfb86d
Author:     Sam James <>
AuthorDate: 2020-09-14 22:26:58 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2020-09-14 22:26:58 +0000

    net-misc/vncsnapshot: EAPI 7, respect tc variables
    * EAPI 4->7
    * Respect AR, RANLIB
    * Don't clobber make (call $(MAKE) so jobserver persists)
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.4, Repoman-3.0.1
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 net-misc/vncsnapshot/vncsnapshot-1.2a.ebuild | 34 +++++++++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 26 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)