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Bug 449514 - sci-libs/hdf5 does not respect AR
Summary: sci-libs/hdf5 does not respect AR
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Kacper Kowalik (Xarthisius) (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2012-12-31 21:30 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2013-01-01 19:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-12-31 21:30:37 UTC
You receive this bug because this package does not respect my system's AR ( x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar - /usr/bin/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar ) and calls directly ar - /usr/bin/ar
The possible solutions to fix this issue are:
1)Fix the buildsystem, if you can
2)inherit toolchain-funcs and use tc-export AR
3)inherit toolchain-funcs and use emake AR="$(tc-getAR)"

libtool: link: ar cru .libs/libh5test.a .libs/h5test.o .libs/testframe.o .libs/cache_common.o 
libtool: link: ar cru .libs/libh5tools.a .libs/h5tools.o .libs/h5tools_dump.o .libs/h5tools_str.o .libs/h5tools_utils.o .libs/h5diff.o .libs/h5diff_array.o 
.libs/h5diff_attr.o .libs/h5diff_dset.o .libs/h5diff_util.o .libs/h5trav.o .libs/h5tools_filters.o .libs/h5tools_ref.o .libs/h5tools_type.o 
libtool: link: ar cru .libs/libh5test_fortran.a .libs/tf.o .libs/t.o
Comment 1 Kacper Kowalik (Xarthisius) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-01 19:01:11 UTC
$ AR=/usr/bin/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar ebuild /usr/portage/sci-libs/hdf5/hdf5-1.8.10.ebuild digest clean compile
$ grep ' cru ' /var/tmp/portage/sci-libs/hdf5-1.8.10/temp/build.log

libtool: link: /usr/bin/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar cru .libs/libh5test.a .libs/h5test.o .libs/testframe.o .libs/cache_common.o 
libtool: link: /usr/bin/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar cru .libs/libh5tools.a .libs/h5tools.o .libs/h5tools_dump.o .libs/h5tools_str.o .libs/h5tools_utils.o .libs/h5diff.o .libs/h5diff_array.o .libs/h5diff_attr.o .libs/h5diff_dset.o .libs/h5diff_util.o .libs/h5trav.o .libs/h5tools_filters.o .libs/h5tools_ref.o .libs/h5tools_type.o 
libtool: link: /usr/bin/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar cru .libs/libh5test_fortran.a .libs/tf.o .libs/t.o
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-01-01 19:18:23 UTC
Please don't close for the fun =)

I can reproduce it on many machines, please give me the output without setting AR before the emerge.
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-01-01 19:21:49 UTC
and..for the record, I didn't say it does not have AR variable in its buildsystem, simply it does not initialize AR as my system-ar
Comment 4 Kacper Kowalik (Xarthisius) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-01 19:42:18 UTC
+  01 Jan 2013; Kacper Kowalik <> hdf5-1.8.10.ebuild,
+  hdf5-1.8.8-r1.ebuild, hdf5-1.8.9-r2.ebuild:
+  Respect AR wrt #449514 by Agostino Sarubbo <>