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Bug 718128 - app-editors/xemacs calls ar directly
Summary: app-editors/xemacs calls ar directly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: XEmacs team
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-04-19 08:22 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2020-04-22 20:45 UTC (History)
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build.log (build.log,11.92 KB, text/plain)
2020-04-19 08:22 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-04-19 08:22:15 UTC
This is an auto-filled bug because app-editors/xemacs calls ar directly.
The issue was originally discovered on arm64, but it may be reproducible on other arches as well.
Attached build log and emerge --info.

To reproduce this issue you may want to temporarily move the /usr/bin/ar binary.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-04-19 08:22:24 UTC
Created attachment 633658 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Mats Lidell gentoo-dev 2020-04-19 19:50:30 UTC
Looks like ar is only checked for by configure. So it is not actually used. But that is an excuse as good as anything to remove it. So I'll provide a patch.
Comment 3 Mats Lidell gentoo-dev 2020-04-19 20:27:55 UTC
xemacs-21.5.34-r5.ebuild does now contain a patch that removes the check for ar.
Comment 4 Mats Lidell gentoo-dev 2020-04-22 20:45:51 UTC
Verified that I can build xemacs-21.5 after moving ar from the system. Closing issue as resolved.