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Bug 709084 - [freeswitch] Ebuild failures occuring in global scope
Summary: [freeswitch] Ebuild failures occuring in global scope
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Overlays (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Vadim A. Misbakh-Soloviov (mva)
Depends on:
Blocks: repository-qa-issues
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Reported: 2020-02-10 22:08 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2020-12-11 05:23 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-02-10 22:08:16 UTC
Our automated repository checks [1] have detected that the 'freeswitch'
repository contains ebuilds that trigger fatal errors during the cache
regeneration. This usually means that the ebuilds call 'die' in global
scope indicating serious issues or have other serious QA violations.

Global-scope failures prevent the ebuild not only from being installed
but also from being properly processed by the Package Manager. Since
metadata can not be obtained for those ebuilds, no cache entries are
created for them and the Package Manager needs to retry running them
every time it stumbles upon them. This involves both a serious slowdown
and repeating error output while performing dependency resolution.

The most common cause of global-scope failures is use of removed or
banned APIs in old ebuilds. In particular, this includes eclasses being
removed or removing support for old EAPIs. Nonetheless there are also
other issues such as performing illegal operations in global scope
(external program calls), malformed bash in ebuilds or malformed

The error log for the repository can be found at:

In particular, please look for highlighted error messages.

Please fix the issue ASAP, possibly via removing unmaintained, old
ebuilds. We reserve the right to remove the repository from our list if
we do not receive any reply within 4 weeks.

Comment 1 Vadim A. Misbakh-Soloviov (mva) gentoo-dev 2020-12-11 05:23:32 UTC
Actually, I didn't maintain it for a long time already (it was community-maintained for a long time), and looks like last maintainer is inactive for a long time too.

So, it will maybe better to drop FS overlay from the list for now (it needs alot of work: eapi7, python3, bumping to actual versions and so on.

Currently I've no enough spare time for that.

// Volunteers are welcome, if any.