Learning Golang: godep unable to find srcroot
I consider myself to be a polyglot - I enjoy learning new programming languages and I’ve recently decided to teach myself some go for a project where dependencies cannot be fetched from a remote artefact repository (the ‘ship one binary’ feature of Go is really useful).
If you’re interested in reading more about Go dependency management, CoreOS has some interesting reading.
- You’ve decided that it’s time to get some dependency management in place for your go projects.
- You’ve selected the popular godep tool.
- You navigate to your chosen project folder and…
godep unable to find srcroot
Filesystem location matters a lot in Go. You’re expected to be running things from a designated ‘gopath’, but don’t confuse gopath with the location of
go (don’t just set it to where go is installed).
Your gopath should be a location that you’re happy to put your go source code for the foreseeable future. I’ve set mine to
cat <<END >> ~/.bashrc export GOPATH=/Users/andrew/go END
This works for zsh also, simply change the filename as appropriate (to
source ~/.zshrc or
source ~/.bashrc to update your current terminal.
You can check this worked using
Where to put your projects
Using GOPATH as the root directory, you can now put your source code in:
$GOPATH/src/<project name here>.
Now save your dependencies
- Navigate to
$GOPATH/src/<your project>(where your
Now, when you check what’s in the directory below, you should see the following
➜ tree . ├── Godeps │ ├── Godeps.json │ └── Readme ...
Don’t edit the generated files yourself, it’s normally a bad idea.