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Bug 726284 - x11-plugins/wmbiff calls ar directly
Summary: x11-plugins/wmbiff calls ar directly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Bernard Cafarelli
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-05-30 11:25 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2021-01-02 23:32 UTC (History)
0 users

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build.log (build.log,12.16 KB, text/plain)
2020-05-30 11:25 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-30 11:25:32 UTC
This is an auto-filed bug because x11-plugins/wmbiff 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 2020-05-30 11:25:37 UTC
Created attachment 642752 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-01-02 23:32:30 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 2d0894ebcc2735be955d70f14f02d37d93043603
Author:     Bernard Cafarelli <>
AuthorDate: 2021-01-02 23:29:35 +0000
Commit:     Bernard Cafarelli <>
CommitDate: 2021-01-02 23:32:20 +0000

    x11-plugins/wmbiff: do not call ar directly
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.12, Repoman-3.0.2
    Signed-off-by: Bernard Cafarelli <>

 x11-plugins/wmbiff/files/wmbiff-0.4.36-ar.patch | 11 +++++++++++
 x11-plugins/wmbiff/wmbiff-0.4.36.ebuild         |  9 ++++++++-
 2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)