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Bug 505578 - Kernel build is now impossible owing to busybox
Summary: Kernel build is now impossible owing to busybox
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 501092
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-25 00:42 UTC by Hiroshi Takenaka
Modified: 2014-03-25 01:21 UTC (History)
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Description Hiroshi Takenaka 2014-03-25 00:42:50 UTC
Kernel build from the source linux-3.10.25-gentoo is now impossible.
The error message is the following:
  GEN     usr/initramfs_data.cpio
  AS      usr/initramfs_data.o
  LD      usr/built-in.o
  LD      arch/x86/crypto/built-in.o
ar: invalid option -- 's'
BusyBox v1.21.0 (2014-03-23 17:22:44 JST) multi-call binary.

Usage: ar [-o] [-v] [-p] [-t] [-x] ARCHIVE FILES

Extract or list FILES from an ar archive

        -o      Preserve original dates
        -p      Extract to stdout
        -t      List
        -x      Extract
        -v      Verbose

make[2]: *** [arch/x86/crypto/built-in.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [arch/x86/crypto] Error 2
make: *** [arch/x86] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-3.10.25-gentoo'

I've found a related discussion in the gentoo forum:

In the discussion, it is said that:
"There is no sane reason that I can see for including ar in our busybox package, so I have filed bug #501092 for the Gentoo busybox maintainers requesting that they remove ar from our busybox package."

So I took a look in bug #501092.
However, some related people have been debating but there is no conclusion yet.
The problem of busybox doesn't seem to have been resolved.

I think Gentoo users with ordinal skill (including me) cannot build a kernel from any gentoo-sources now.
Would you resolve the debating and the problem of busybox?

Comment 1 Alex Xu (Hello71) 2014-03-25 01:21:21 UTC
Filing more bugs doesn't help.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 501092 ***