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x/build/cmd/release: go1.12rc1 source tarball includes empty gocache and tmp directories #30181
All other release archives do not have
The source tarball also has a slightly different structure: it contains a top-level "go1.12rc1.src" directory, which then has a "go" directory inside. All others have "go" at the root. This isn't a problem, just mentioning it because it might be helpful for identifying the cause.
I think the cause is you double clicking it on a Mac and macOS auto-extracting it using its prefix as the directory name. I don't see such a top-level directory actually existing:
@bradfitz You're absolutely right, that's what happened. I didn't know about that behavior of Archive Utility.app on macOS.
I also confirmed the "go" directory is indeed top-level in