[arch-dev-public] Go 1.17 released - to rebuild or not to rebuild

Caleb Maclennan caleb at alerque.com
Sat Aug 21 21:11:00 UTC 2021

On 2021-08-17 21:36, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
> People do not really see the need to rebuild $goWorld when packages a 
> compiled
> and nothing inherently breaks unless there is a rebuild. We don't do 
> this for
> GCC, Rust and so on. However I do think it's nice to group up these 
> ecosystem
> changes in one swoop as it spares me from having to repeat myself for 
> the next
> few months as people occasionally update their Go packages.

What are the relevant "ecosystem changes" in this case? In brief. Have 
the packaging guidelines been updated for 1.17 considerations?

Isn't there a CVE going around in a few projects that re-compiling with 
1.17 will automatically catch and fix?

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