[pkg-golang-devel] Bug#822746: Bug#822746: golang: Add golang-any dependency package to install either golang-go or gccgo

Anthony Fok foka at debian.org
Wed Apr 27 05:57:40 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:56 PM, Michael Hudson-Doyle
<michael.hudson at canonical.com> wrote:
> On 27 April 2016 at 16:27, Anthony Fok <foka at debian.org> wrote:
>> As per discussion at https://github.com/Debian/dh-make-golang/pull/36
>> on GitHub, it was decided that a golang-any package should be created
>> in src:golang instead, so for Go program-type packages that need it,
>> a simple "Build-Depends: golang-any" suffices in providing the default
>> Go compiler for each architecture.
> I've actually done this in Ubuntu as part of the work I did to create
> separate coinstallable packages for each go major version -- the
> golang-defaults package:
>     https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/golang-defaults
> creates such a golang-any package (the golang-go package this package
> produces depends on gccgo on !golang arches but that's down to Ubuntu
> delta that i want to get rid of). I want to do this work in Debian too
> (in fact there is stuff on alioth that implements this stuff in a
> (AFAICT) Debian-appropriate way:
>     https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-golang/golang.git/log/?h=debian-sid-coinst
>     https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-golang/golang-defaults.git/

Great work!  This mirrors the existing, time-tested gcc-defaults
source package, and I think it is a more comprehensive, flexible and
future-proof solution and should be the way forward.

This also neatly avoids the kludge that I had to put into debian/rules
in the patch for src:golang in order to get the package to build

> I guess I'd like to fix that bug by uploading those changes. I think
> Tianon was going to try to talk to paultag about this, not sure where
> that's got to...

Well, the discussion on GitHub happened back in January, and almost
three months have passed until I finally found time to create a patch
and filed a Debian bug report.  Obviously, a lot has happened in these
three months during my hiatus, and I am glad you came up with this
much-better solution.  :-)


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