[pkg-golang-devel] [pkg-go] Security support for packages written in Go

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Wed Apr 13 05:03:36 UTC 2016

* Michael Hudson-Doyle:

> There is another approach to the static linking issue, which is to
> start using dynamic linking instead. It's implemented upstream for
> most architectures now (only mips64 le/be and ppc64 be missing I
> think). I'm going to be working on starting to use dynamic linking
> during the next cycle of Ubuntu development, and I'd certainly be
> interested in getting it going for Debian too. (the timeframes re:
> stretch release look reasonable for this).

Can you explain a bit more how dynamic linking would help us to
determine what we need to rebuild?

I expect that dynamic linking will complicate matters because we will
have to rebuild library packages in dependency order.  I don't see how
Go shared objects can provide a stable ABI.

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