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Installing yay broken when GO111MODULE=on #704

SamWhited opened this Issue Sep 14, 2018 · 1 comment


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SamWhited commented Sep 14, 2018

Affected Version

$ yay -V
yay v8.1115 - libalpm v11.0.1

This is after I worked around the problem and upgraded. It's more about the build than the version of yay though, so it will still happen on this version upgrading to a newer one or when attempting to rebuild.


Steps to reproduce

  1. export GO111MODULE=on – enable Go modules (even if we're in GOPATH)
  2. yay -Su yay (or similar: attempt to upgrade yay from an older version anyways)
==> Starting build()...
go build -v -ldflags '-s -w -X main.version=8.1115' -o yay
go: cannot determine module path for source directory /home/sam/.cache/yay/yay/src/yay-8.1115 (outside GOPATH, no import comments)
make: *** [Makefile:46: build] Error 1

Adding an import directive (eg. package main // import "") should fix this. Alternatively, switching to go modules from dep (or adding a step to the build to generate go mod files from the dep files if you're not ready to switch entirely) would fix it.


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Morganamilo commented Sep 15, 2018

You had me at.

developers are no longer confined to working inside GOPATH

I'll look into switching to modules then. I don't really follow golang development and this seems brand new. So I'll need to read up on it first.

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