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Bug 720794 - mail-filter/libmilter calls ar directly
Summary: mail-filter/libmilter calls ar directly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-05-03 11:44 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2021-06-01 09:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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build.log (build.log,12.33 KB, text/plain)
2020-05-03 11:44 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-03 11:44:18 UTC
This is an auto-filled bug because mail-filter/libmilter 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 2020-05-03 11:44:33 UTC
Created attachment 635822 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-06-01 09:44:08 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit e18ccba2971857056c22c9958a1f330fd9adaa52
Author:     Ionen Wolkens <>
AuthorDate: 2021-06-01 09:34:59 +0000
Commit:     Ionen Wolkens <>
CommitDate: 2021-06-01 09:43:54 +0000

    mail-filter/libmilter: respect AR
    emake AR=... is sufficient and no need to touch config.m4
    Signed-off-by: Ionen Wolkens <>

 mail-filter/libmilter/libmilter-1.0.2_p1-r2.ebuild | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)