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Bug 725608 - sci-libs/openblas calls ar directly
Summary: sci-libs/openblas calls ar directly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Science Related Packages
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-05-27 11:51 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2020-06-09 21:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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build.log (build.log,594.93 KB, text/plain)
2020-05-27 11:51 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-27 11:51:00 UTC
This is an auto-filed bug because sci-libs/openblas 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.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-27 11:51:06 UTC
Created attachment 642056 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-06-09 21:07:59 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit ce743c3eb6cdaf8780d9380c10a3c476c695ee1f
Author:     Michael Orlitzky <>
AuthorDate: 2020-06-09 20:53:45 +0000
Commit:     Michael Orlitzky <>
CommitDate: 2020-06-09 21:02:11 +0000

    sci-libs/openblas: fix AR usage in the latest version.
    Upstream sets $AR unconditionally in a non-autotools Makefile, so we
    have to try extra hard to override it.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.99, Repoman-2.3.22
    Signed-off-by: Michael Orlitzky <>

 sci-libs/openblas/openblas-0.3.9.ebuild | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)