This is an auto-filled bug because app-text/uudeview calls ar directly.
The issue was originally discovered on amd64, 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 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar and by removing the /usr/bin/ar binary.
Created attachment 638284 [details]
build log and emerge --info
*** Bug 725404 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This looks like the same fault as bug #723216, due to using the same base sources.
I already fixed that issue in: https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/diff/dev-perl/Convert-UUlib/files/Convert-UUlib-1.71-tc-ar.patch?id=46d76f54d6fbf257d0f1233fbbf30b0bf0b564a3
However, the patch may need to be different for uudeview as it can't rely on AR being injected into Makefile's by Perl build tooling.
> x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -c -O2 -pipe -mtune=native -march=native -I. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DVERSION=\"0.5\" -DPATCH=\"20\" uustring.c
> x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -c -O2 -pipe -mtune=native -march=native -I. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DVERSION=\"0.5\" -DPATCH=\"20\" fptools.c
> make: Leaving directory '/var/tmp/portage/app-text/uudeview-0.5.20-r2/work/uudeview-0.5.20/inews'
> x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -c -O2 -pipe -mtune=native -march=native -I. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DVERSION=\"0.5\" -DPATCH=\"20\" crc32.c
> rm -f libuu.a
> ar r libuu.a uulib.o uucheck.o uunconc.o uuutil.o uuencode.o uuscan.o uustring.o fptools.o crc32.o
> make: ar: No such file or directory
> make: *** [Makefile:72: libuu.a] Error 127
> make: Leaving directory '/var/tmp/portage/app-text/uudeview-0.5.20-r2/work/uudeview-0.5.20/uulib'
> make: *** [Makefile:176: libuu.a] Error 2
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):
Author: Ronny (tastytea) Gutbrod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-05-01 15:25:44 +0000
Commit: Joonas Niilola <email@example.com>
CommitDate: 2021-05-18 10:33:25 +0000
app-text/uudeview: Replace hardcoded ar with `tc-getAR`.
Signed-off-by: Ronny (tastytea) Gutbrod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Joonas Niilola <email@example.com>
app-text/uudeview/uudeview-0.5.20-r2.ebuild | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)