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Golang 1.11


Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.11 in Fedora 29, including rebuild of all dependent packages(pre-release version of Go will be used for rebuild, if released version will not be available at the time).


  • Name: Jakub Čajka
  • Email:
  • Release notes ticket:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 29
  • Last updated: 2018-06-13
  • Tracker bug:

Detailed Description

Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.11 in Fedora 29. Golang 1.11 is schedule to be released in Aug. Due to current nature of Go packages, rebuild of dependent package will be required to pick up the changes.

Benefit to Fedora

Staying closely behind upstream by providing latest release of golang, which includes performance improvements and improvements in support for currently supported platforms(support for new instructions) among other bug fixes and new features. For complete list of changes see upstream change notes at . In result Fedora will be providing solid development platform for Go language.


  • Proposal owners: Rebase golang package in f29, help with resolving possible issues found during package rebuilds.
  • Other developers: fix possible issues with help from golang maintainers
  • Release engineering: Rebuild of dependent packages in side tag. RelEnf tracking issue TBD
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A
  • Trademark approval: N/A

Upgrade/compatibility impact


How To Test

a)Install golang 1.11 and use it to build your application(s)/package(s).
b)Scratch build against rawhide.
Your application/package built using golang 1.11 should work as expected.

User Experience



repoquery -q  --releasever=rawhide --disablerepo='*' --qf='%{name}' --enablerepo=fedora-source --enablerepo=updates-source --enablerepo=updates-testing-source --archlist=src --whatrequires 'golang'
repoquery -q  --releasever=rawhide --disablerepo='*' --qf='%{name}' --enablerepo=fedora-source --enablerepo=updates-source --enablerepo=updates-testing-source --archlist=src --whatrequires 'compiler(go-compiler)'
repoquery -q  --releasever=rawhide --disablerepo='*' --qf='%{name}' --enablerepo=fedora-source --enablerepo=updates-source --enablerepo=updates-testing-source --archlist=src --whatrequires 'compiler(golang)'

Not all of listed require re-build as they might not ship binaries.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism:Reverting to golang version 1.10.X if significatnt issues are discovered.
  • Contingency deadline: Beta Freeze(?)
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? No


Release Notes