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Re: Go build system

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: Go build system
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:50:06 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.0 (2016-04-01)

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:25:40AM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> It outlines the command sequence that needs to be run.  I’d suggest
> starting from that in ‘go-build-system’.  Let’s make it work for this
> package, and then we can adjust if some of the assumptions happened to
> be specific to Syncthing.

Okay, I'll try it out.

We will have to decide what to do about bundled dependencies. Bundling
the source code of dependencies appears to be standard practice in the
world of Go. The compiler began supporting this directly in the 1.5

This is the manifest of Syncthing's dependencies, which are bundled in
the same directory:

If that manifest is a standard thing, we could make a go-importer that
used it to create new packages.

I don't fully understand Debian's packaging, but it seems that they only
use external packages to provide 2 of 39 dependencies, bootstrap and

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