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Golang 1.19


Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.19 in Fedora 37, including the rebuild of all dependent packages(the pre-release version of Go will be used for the rebuild if released version will not be available at the time of the mass rebuild).


Current status

Detailed Description

Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.19 in Fedora 37. Golang 1.19 is expected to be released in August 2022. Due to Go packages' current nature and state, the rebuild of dependent packages will be 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 37, and help resolve possible issues found during package rebuilds.

  • Other developers:

Fix possible issues, with help from Golang maintainers.

  • Release engineering:

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 Objectives: It doesn't align directly with the current objetives but it helps maintain the quality of the project.

Upgrade/compatibility impact


How To Test

a) Install golang 1.19 from rawhide and use it to build your application(s)/package(s).
b) Scratch build against rawhide.
Your application/package built using golang 1.19 should work as expected.

User Experience



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 'compiler(golang)'
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.

Not all of listed require re-build as they might not ship binaries and/or do not use golang compiler during build, but only use Go rpm macros that pull it in to every build root.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Reverting to golang version 1.18.X if significant issues are discovered.
  • Contingency deadline: Beta freeze
  • Blocks release? No


Release Notes