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

Levente Polyak anthraxx at archlinux.org
Wed Sep 15 21:59:40 UTC 2021

On 8/22/21 12:03, Jelle van der Waa via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 17/08/2021 20:36, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
>> Yo,
>> I packaged up the new Go release yesterday and moved it over to stable 
>> earlier
>> today.
>> Usually new Go minor releases frequently include new compiler 
>> improvements and
>> some assorted runtime changes. Previous releases I have done complete 
>> rebuilds
>> of Go packages in our repositories but the reception for these 
>> rebuilds have
>> been a bit mixed.
>> 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.
>> But on the other hand I'm not super eager to be alone rebuilding all 
>> of this
>> either. So what are peoples thoughts on the subject?
> I'm in favor of rebuilding, just ask foutrelis to spin up his rebuilder 
> and it should be done in no time :)
> Greetings,
> Jelle van der Waa

As far as i see this has not yet happened but people were for it and 
nobody objected -- can we make it happen?

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