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Bug 742731 - dev-util/cgdb-0.7.1 calls ar directly
Summary: dev-util/cgdb-0.7.1 calls ar directly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Jakov Smolić
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly 742719
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Reported: 2020-09-16 05:50 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2020-09-17 06:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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build.log (build.log,18.85 KB, text/plain)
2020-09-16 05:50 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo
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2020-09-16 05:50 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-09-16 05:50:51 UTC

Issue: dev-util/cgdb-0.7.1 calls ar directly.
Discovered on: amd64 (internal ref: ci)

As per QA policy, toolchain tools must not be called directly because they can cause issue in cross-compiling and because is not possible use a different AR implementation (like llvm-ar). To reproduce, please use sys-devel/gcc-config[-native-symlinks], sys-devel/binutils-config[-native-symlinks] and set the AR variable to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-ar.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-09-16 05:50:53 UTC
Created attachment 660465 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-09-16 05:50:54 UTC
Created attachment 660468 [details]

Comment 3 Jakov Smolić gentoo-dev 2020-09-16 09:15:23 UTC
Interestingly, the patch was working when the ebuild was using ./ as I tested it initially, but when changed to `eautoreconf`, this happens again. I'll look into this ASAP.
Comment 4 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-09-16 09:28:29 UTC
no problem, the CI is here to help :)
Comment 5 Jakov Smolić gentoo-dev 2020-09-16 12:04:55 UTC
Apologies, my mistake for not spotting this before, but I should not have called `cp` before `default` in src_prepare, as that leads to the ebuild using unpatched configure.init file
Comment 6 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-09-17 06:06:44 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 5e101aa053b245bf7f4833e1a10fb57b73a4d236
Author:     Jakov Smolic <>
AuthorDate: 2020-09-16 11:52:45 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2020-09-17 06:06:40 +0000

    dev-util/cgdb: call default at the beginning of src_prepare
    `default` should be called before `cp` in src_prepare as not doing that results in copying unpatched configure.init file, leading to
    the ebuild again calling ar directly
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.4, Repoman-3.0.1
    Signed-off-by: Jakov Smolic <>
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 dev-util/cgdb/cgdb-0.6.8.ebuild    | 2 +-
 dev-util/cgdb/cgdb-0.7.0-r2.ebuild | 2 +-
 dev-util/cgdb/cgdb-0.7.1.ebuild    | 2 +-
 dev-util/cgdb/cgdb-9999.ebuild     | 2 +-
 4 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)