On 26 January 2016 at 08:21, Burcu Dogan wrote:
I have plenty of bugs related to the Go installation filled against my
personal projects due to the broken Go distributions from various package
managers (aptitude, brew, etc).
Do you mean broken, or just old?
It seems like these packages are hardly ever
maintained and providing very old versions of Go. Surprisingly, the Wiki
also suggests installation via apt-get for Ubuntu athttps://github.com/golang/go/wiki/Ubuntu.
I am suggesting to take over the ownerships of the packages
For Ubuntu and Debian specifically, I'm not sure what you mean by
taking ownership. Are you going to apply to become a DD?
I've been the de facto maintainer of Go in Ubuntu for the last six
months or so, and I've managed to keep the latest releases up to date:
Wily/15.10 has Go 1.5 and Xenial (the current development version, to
become 16.04) has 1.6 beta 2 and will get rcs and 1.6 final before
release. If you have problems with the packages or the schedule,
please file bugs!
I think it's pretty likely that what you're really complaining about
is that when someone using the current Ubuntu LTS installs the golang
package, they get Go 1.2, which is hilariously ancient by now. This is
a trickier problem to fix: we can't simply update the golang package
to 1.5 because that will break compilation of other packages. I've
recently started the process of getting a separate go 1.5 package into
but that's not something that we really want to do for every version
or, at least,
have a consistent message across the board that the downloads page is the
official source for the binaries.
Having an official apt archive that is kept up to date with the latest
release would make sense to me, whether it's a PPA on Launchpad or
something Google maintains (actually, probably two or three archives:
one for releases, one for beta/rcs and maybe a daily one). I've been
meaning to propose something like this but I've just not got around to
it. I'm certainly happy to help.
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