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Bug 759310 - app-emulation/qemu-5.2.0 calls strings directly
Summary: app-emulation/qemu-5.2.0 calls strings directly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Matthias Maier
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2020-12-10 07:34 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2020-12-14 08:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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build.log (build.log,120.35 KB, text/plain)
2020-12-10 07:34 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-12-10 07:34:40 UTC

Issue: app-emulation/qemu-5.2.0 calls strings 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 STRINGS implementation (like llvm-strings). To reproduce, please use sys-devel/gcc-config[-native-symlinks], sys-devel/binutils-config[-native-symlinks] and set the STRINGS variable to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-strings.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-12-10 07:34:43 UTC
Created attachment 677542 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-12-10 07:34:45 UTC
Possible context of error(s):

../configure: line 2256: strings: command not found
../configure: line 2258: strings: command not found
../configure: line 2256: strings: command not found
../configure: line 2258: strings: command not found
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-12-14 08:46:10 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit a6189bb7d505d5020bc4031568d55835ae99dedf
Author:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
AuthorDate: 2020-12-14 08:45:52 +0000
Commit:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
CommitDate: 2020-12-14 08:46:06 +0000

    app-emulation/qemu: use tool-prefixed 'strings'
    Reported-by: Agostino Sarubbo
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.12, Repoman-3.0.2
    Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <>

 app-emulation/qemu/files/qemu-5.2.0-strings.patch | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 app-emulation/qemu/qemu-5.2.0-r1.ebuild           |  3 ++-
 app-emulation/qemu/qemu-9999.ebuild               |  3 ++-
 3 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)