[Docker-maint] Bug#780355: Bug#779503: support gccgo, at least on architectures where golang is not available

Matthias Klose doko at debian.org
Tue Mar 31 20:36:45 UTC 2015

> The "go" implementation bundled there is not fully-baked.  For
> example, using "go get" to download a project didn't bother
> downloading the dependencies like it should, thus causing the build to
> fail really hard with a screen-full of errors.

GCC 5 is not yet released. That's why it is in experimental.  The specific issue
here is https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=65462 which is meanwhile
fixed in experimental.

Yes, unfortunately I had to find out myself about that one ...

> > ... claims to be compatible with Go 1.4.
> In my own testing, this claim is dubious at best.  The language
> support itself may be compatible (I didn't test it thoroughly enough
> to say for sure), but the tooling certainly isn't yet.

Does your testing goes beyond docker.io?  If no, I would claim your testing is
dubious at best ;)  There are certainly still issues, but to me it starts to
look usable.  There are other dubious things like how golang-gotools is built in
Debian ...

I appreciate the testing you do, and I'm interested to see gccgo specific bug
reports, if these are reproducible with Go 1.4.2. And yes, I would appreciate a
golang-gotools built from the 1.4 branch in experimental too (golang is outdated
in experimental, so I updated myself to 1.4.2 and uploaded a package to the
Launchpad PPA ~doko/toolchain).


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