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Bug 763828

Summary: app-crypt/johntheripper-jumbo-1.9.0 calls strings directly
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Agostino Sarubbo <ago>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Rick Farina (Zero_Chaos) <zerochaos>
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 2021-01-05 11:41:08 UTC

Issue: app-crypt/johntheripper-jumbo-1.9.0 calls strings directly.
Discovered on: amd64 (internal ref: ci)

As per QA policy, toolchain tools must not be called directly because they can cause issue in cross-compiling and because is not possible use a different STRINGS implementation (like llvm-strings). To reproduce, please use sys-devel/gcc-config[-native-symlinks], sys-devel/binutils-config[-native-symlinks] and set the STRINGS variable to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-strings.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2021-01-05 11:41:10 UTC
Created attachment 681259 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2021-01-05 11:41:12 UTC
Possible context of error(s):

checking for extra ASFLAGS... ./configure: line 10778: strings: command not found
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-12-03 06:21:32 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 4b20afa3bda32ad2d4350472ebc7c1e3891abd98
Author:     Sam James <>
AuthorDate: 2021-12-03 06:18:55 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2021-12-03 06:21:23 +0000

    app-crypt/johntheripper-jumbo: add 1.9.0_p20211129; sync live
    - Respect $STRINGS
    - Avoid Bashisms
    - Modernise ebuild a bit
    - Add missing runtime dependencies for Perl scripts
    - Sync live
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 app-crypt/johntheripper-jumbo/Manifest             |   1 +
 ...eripper-jumbo-1.9.0_p20211129-fix-bashism.patch | 111 +++++++++++++++
 .../johntheripper-jumbo-1.9.0_p20211129.ebuild     | 155 +++++++++++++++++++++
 .../johntheripper-jumbo-9999.ebuild                |  78 +++++++----
 4 files changed, 320 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)