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Golang 1.21


Update of Go (golang package) to the upcoming version 1.21 in Fedora 39.


Current status

Detailed Description

Update of Go (golang package) to the upcoming version 1.21 in Fedora 39. Go 1.21 is expected to be released in August 2023. A mass rebuild of all of the dependent packages is required.


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Benefit to Fedora

Up-to-date and latest Go release will be delivered to Fedora users. Being close to upstream allows us to avoid security issues and provide more up-to-date features. Therefore Fedora will be providing a reliable development platform for Go language and projects written in it.

For a complete list of changes, see upstream change notes at


  • Proposal owners:

Rebase Golang package in Fedora 39, and help resolve possible issues found during package rebuilds.

  • Other developers:

Fix possible issues, with help from Golang maintainers.

Rebuild of dependent packages as part of planned mass-rebuild.

  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
  • Alignment with Community Initiatives: It doesn't align directly with the current objectives but it helps maintain the quality of the project.

Upgrade/compatibility impact

No upgrade or compatibility impact.

How To Test

  1. Install golang 1.21 from rawhide and use it to build your application(s)/package(s).
  2. Scratch build against rawhide.
  3. Your application/package built using golang 1.21 should work as expected.

User Experience

Users will have a newer version of Go, with new features described in the release notes and security fixes


dnf repoquery -q  --releasever=rawhide --disablerepo='*' --qf='%{name}' --enablerepo=fedora-source --enablerepo=updates-source --enablerepo=updates-testing-source --archlist=src --whatrequires 'golang'
dnf repoquery -q  --releasever=rawhide --disablerepo='*' --qf='%{name}' --enablerepo=fedora-source --enablerepo=updates-source --enablerepo=updates-testing-source --archlist=src --whatrequires 'compiler(go-compiler)'
dnf repoquery -q  --releasever=rawhide --disablerepo='*' --qf='%{name}' --enablerepo=fedora-source --enablerepo=updates-source --enablerepo=updates-testing-source --archlist=src --whatrequires 'go-rpm-macros'
Omitted due to the number of packages listed: ~2000.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Revert to Go 1.20.X if significant issues are discovered
  • Contingency deadline: Beta freeze
  • Blocks release? No


Release Notes