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cmd/cover: Not registered as a tool #9086

gopherbot opened this issue Nov 11, 2014 · 2 comments

cmd/cover: Not registered as a tool #9086

gopherbot opened this issue Nov 11, 2014 · 2 comments


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What does 'go version' print?

go version go1.3.3 linux/amd64

What steps reproduce the problem?
If possible, include a link to a program on

1. go get
2. go tool cover

What happened?

go tool: no such tool "cover"; to install:
    go get

What should have happened instead?

Usage instructions should have been printed.

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Comment 1:

The "go get" instruction that is printed should work for Go 1.3.
Using should work for Go 1.4.
The situation is confusing but we can't go back in time and change Go 1.3.

Status changed to Unfortunate.

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I see. The announcement made me think otherwise. Thanks for clarifying.

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