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Bug 726184 - =sys-devel/flex-2.6.4-r1 does not respect CC/CC_FOR_BUILD variable
Summary: =sys-devel/flex-2.6.4-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: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Keywords: PATCH
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-05-30 08:29 UTC by Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED)
Modified: 2020-06-09 19:58 UTC (History)
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Description Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2020-05-30 08:29:45 UTC
On sys-devel/gcc-config[-native-symlinks] system flex fails to build in configure phase as:

checking for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -m32 option to accept ISO C89... (cached) none needed
checking whether x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -m32 understands -c and -o together... (cached) yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: in `/tmp/portage/sys-devel/flex-2.6.4-r1/work/flex-2.6.4-abi_x86_32.x86':
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 flex going again:

--- a/sys-devel/flex/flex-2.6.4-r1.ebuild
+++ b/sys-devel/flex/flex-2.6.4-r1.ebuild
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@


-inherit eutils flag-o-matic libtool ltprune multilib-minimal
+inherit eutils flag-o-matic libtool ltprune multilib-minimal toolchain-funcs

 DESCRIPTION="The Fast Lexical Analyzer"
@@ -38,6 +38,8 @@ src_prepare() { || die
 	elibtoolize # Prefix always needs this
+	export CC_FOR_BUILD="$(tc-getBUILD_CC)"

 src_configure() {