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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New USE=-native-symlinks for gcc-config and binutils-config
Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 06:05:57
Message-Id: 8977c3dfb3524d37081dbe01b5475da6f3a529c3.camel@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] New USE=-native-symlinks for gcc-config and binutils-config by Sergei Trofimovich
On Fri, 2020-05-22 at 22:36 +0100, Sergei Trofimovich wrote:
> 'tc-directly' tracker https://bugs.gentoo.org/243502 tracks > packages that don't respect users' CC/AR/LD flags. > > I added new USE=-native-symlinks mode for gcc-config and > binutils-config to ease detection of such packages. > > Native symlinks are still installed by default. Nothing should > break for users who use default USE flags. > > USE=-native-symlinks removes a bunch of links that most packages > use by default until are overridden explicitly. Incomplete list is: > - /lib/cpp > - /usr/bin/{gcc,cc,g++,c++,...} > - /usr/bin/{as,ld,ranlib,dwp,...} > > The rule of thumb is: if a tool does not have ${CTARGET}- prefix > it will probably disappear with USE=-native-symlinks.
Does this list include 'ar' or not? Asking because there's been a number of false positives reported for 'ar' being used as an archiver (e.g. to work on .deb packages). -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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