- Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:08:50 +0200
- From: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: rkt
Dmitry Smirnov writes:
> On Tuesday, 5 June 2018 5:11:31 PM AEST Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
>> rkt is neither in testing nor stable...
> Unfortunately... However it is a static Golang binary with minimum external
> run-time dependencies which makes it possible to reasonably safely install
> rkt on Stretch straight from "unstable"...
Yay, build systems that will be a nightmare to maintain later...
Though I admit golang is a crappy language to support given one has to
rebuild everything all the time there is a security update. Just
imagine libc (or worse: linux) was written in Go and there was a
security update: just rebuild the distribution ;-) (And for third-party
providers wait for the vendored libc (or linux) to get updated, if that
will happen at all.) So I'm not surprised many Golang things don't make
it to testing.