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Michael Stapelberg

dh-golang in unstable (2013)

published 2013-07-31, last modified 2019-02-04
in tag debian
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Good news, everyone! dh-golang is now in Debian unstable. With this debhelper addon, packaging software written in Go is very simple.

Have a look at the example/ directory in dh-golang to see how it is meant to be used. Essentially, export the DH_GOPKG variable containing the canonical upstream location of the package (e.g. and then use dh $@ --buildsystem=golang --with=golang. That’s it!

Now, given that this package is very new and only two packages use it so far (both of which are not yet in Debian, but real soon™), there are most likely bugs and missing features. This is where you come in: when packaging software written in Go, please contact me and tell me whether dh-golang worked for you and what could be improved. In case something does not work, definitely report it. Even if everything worked, I’d be happy to have a look at your packaging before you upload.

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