This is an auto-filed bug because sci-biology/abyss 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 641704 [details]
build log and emerge --info
I think I broke it when bumped to 2.0.3 and dropped AR patch. Looking.
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):
Author: Sergei Trofimovich <email@example.com>
AuthorDate: 2020-05-25 10:51:11 +0000
Commit: Sergei Trofimovich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CommitDate: 2020-05-25 10:51:11 +0000
sci-biology/abyss: respect AR override, bug #725300
Use AM_PROG_AR to default to standard AR discovery
instead of make's 'ar'.
Reported-by: Agostino Sarubbo
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.100, Repoman-2.3.22
Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <email@example.com>
sci-biology/abyss/abyss-2.0.3-r1.ebuild | 56 +++++++++++++++++++++++
sci-biology/abyss/files/abyss-2.0.3-prog-AR.patch | 11 +++++
2 files changed, 67 insertions(+)
Proposed fix upstream as https://github.com/bcgsc/abyss/pull/335