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cmd/link: linking .a file not in package main succeeds #13468

ianlancetaylor opened this issue Dec 3, 2015 · 0 comments


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package p
import "fmt"
func main() {
    fmt.Println("Hello, world");

go tool compile foo.go
go tool link foo.go
/home/iant/go/pkg/tool/linux_amd64/link: foo.o: not package main (package p)

go tool compile -pack foo.go
go tool link foo.a
Hello, world

The link should not succeed in the -pack case. It should get the same error as the non-pack case.

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Go1.6 milestone Dec 3, 2015

@rsc rsc closed this in c7b1ef9 Dec 17, 2015

tkilbourn added a commit to tkilbourn/blueprint that referenced this issue Mar 24, 2016

Fix package names for executables.
Go 1.6 fixed a bug where compiling with the -pack flag allowed non-main
packages to link.

This change uses package main for choosestage and gotestmain.

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