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Bug 726176 - =media-gfx/gimp-2.10.18-r1 does not respect CC/CC_FOR_BUILD variable
Summary: =media-gfx/gimp-2.10.18-r1 does not respect CC/CC_FOR_BUILD variable
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Sergey Torokhov
Keywords: PATCH, PullRequest
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-05-30 08:02 UTC by Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED)
Modified: 2020-07-05 08:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2020-05-30 08:02:58 UTC
On sys-devel/gcc-config[-native-symlinks] system gimp fails to build in configure phase as:

checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: in `/tmp/portage/media-gfx/gimp-2.10.18-r1/work/gimp-2.10.18':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details

sys-devel/gcc-config[-native-symlinks] removes default 'cc' and 'gcc' symlinks and relies on ebuilds passing CC/CXX variables.

In this case CC_FOR_BUILD variable is not set in the ebuild.

The following seems to be enough to get gimp going again:

--- a/media-gfx/gimp/gimp-2.10.18-r1.ebuild
+++ b/media-gfx/gimp/gimp-2.10.18-r1.ebuild
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ PYTHON_COMPAT=( python2_7 )

-inherit autotools gnome2 python-single-r1 virtualx
+inherit autotools gnome2 python-single-r1 virtualx toolchain-funcs

 DESCRIPTION="GNU Image Manipulation Program"
@@ -111,6 +111,8 @@ src_prepare() {

 	sed 's:-DGIMP_protect_DISABLE_DEPRECATED:-DGIMP_DISABLE_DEPRECATED:g' -i configure || die #615144
 	fgrep -q GIMP_DISABLE_DEPRECATED configure || die #615144, self-test
+	export CC_FOR_BUILD="$(tc-getBUILD_CC)"

 _adjust_sandbox() {
Comment 1 Sergey Torokhov 2020-06-11 21:58:36 UTC
Thank you for proposed fix. I created pull request for gimp-2.10.20 version bump and added there this patch.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-07-05 08:24:39 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 3490f9e410e06c62f18b746cffbdb5d079ee5439
Author:     Sergey Torokhov <>
AuthorDate: 2020-06-11 21:49:24 +0000
Commit:     Joonas Niilola <>
CommitDate: 2020-07-05 08:24:14 +0000

    media-gfx/gimp: fix gimp does not respect CC/CC_FOR_BUILD variable
    This issue was reported for media-gfx/gimp-2.10.18-r1
    and proposed patch is applied here for gimp-2.10.20
    Signed-off-by: Sergey Torokhov <>
    Signed-off-by: Joonas Niilola <>

 media-gfx/gimp/gimp-2.10.20.ebuild | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)