[pkg-go] Backport for golang-1.6 and dh-golang-1.12

Potter, Tim (HPE Linux Support) timothy.potter at hpe.com
Thu May 5 01:34:57 UTC 2016

On 4 May 2016, at 8:17 PM, Martín Ferrari <tincho at tincho.org> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> On 04/05/16 00:35, Potter, Tim (HPE Linux Support) wrote:
>> Hi everyone.  I'm interested in doing a couple of backports to test the waters for a larger backport
>> project for Docker 1.11.0. Does anyone have any objections to me submitting golang-1.6 and
>> dh-golang-1.12 for including in the Jessie backports archive?
> Actually, I am also working on a big backport for Prometheus. And the
> first dependency is dh-golang, which I have already prepared. Actually,
> I have about 20 packages almost ready for backports. I am just waiting
> to get upload permissions to BPO.

Great!  I don't have any upload permissions anywhere.  (-:

Prometheus is also a dependency for Docker so this is good timing.  I just
finished my rebuild of Docker against Jessie, and there are ~160 packages

> Re golang, do they really need 1.6? That seems a bit bleeding edge, no?

I would have to defer to people more knowledgable about Go for an answer to this.
All I can say is that a lot of package authors are writing for and testing against
Go 1.6 so it seems wise to try and track as closely with upstream as is

> Let's try to coordinate this, as surely we will care about some common
> packages.

Yes - definitely.

> To start with, we should try to use the same conventions. I have started
> using DEP-14 branches (that means naming the branch
> debian/jessie-backports), and I think it is probably the most sensible
> way forward.

I have noticed that for the packages that you maintain.  I didn't realise that it
was a Debian standard though.  I'm happy to start using that convention,
especially since I can't really see a better way of managing things when
there is more than one archive in play.

> I also get some tooling benefits: gbp will know automatically which
> pbuilder to use, if you say dist=dep14

Oh, I didn't know about that either.  Thanks for the tip!


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