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Bug 720712 - dev-util/strace calls ar directly
Summary: dev-util/strace calls ar directly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-05-02 19:21 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2020-05-02 20:35 UTC (History)
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build.log (build.log,200.43 KB, text/plain)
2020-05-02 19:22 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-02 19:21:24 UTC
This is an auto-filled bug because dev-util/strace calls ar directly.
The issue was originally discovered on arm64, but it may be reproducible on other arches as well.
If you think that a different summary clarifies the issue better, feel free to change it.
Attached build log and emerge --info.

If you think it doesn't make sense fix these type of issues, I'd like to point out that won't be possible use a different AR implementation (like llvm-ar) by setting the AR variable. So this issue has been reproduced by setting the AR variable to aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu-ar and by removing the /usr/bin/ar binary.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-02 19:22:02 UTC
Created attachment 635736 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-05-02 20:31:54 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 943946b119a14f044dc1af8f7b90535f782bff4e
Author:     Mike Gilbert <>
AuthorDate: 2020-05-02 20:31:15 +0000
Commit:     Mike Gilbert <>
CommitDate: 2020-05-02 20:31:15 +0000

    dev-util/strace: respect AR variable
    Signed-off-by: Mike Gilbert <>

 dev-util/strace/files/strace-5.6-AR.patch | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 dev-util/strace/strace-5.6.ebuild         |  3 ++-
 2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)