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Go: gcc-5 not found
2020-06-01

I stumbled over a strange error when using a CGO package (in my case it was go-sqlite3). When running

go get github.com/mattn/go-sqlite3

go failed with

exec: "gcc-5": executable file not found in $PATH

And that’s right, I have no gcc-5 command, no idea where go picks that up. I have gcc, though.

After some unsuccessful searching for that error, I decided to fix it the quick and dirty way with

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/gcc /usr/local/bin/gcc-5

Now I have a gcc-5 on $PATH and CGO works without problems.

If you know the cause of the strange gcc-5 thing, please drop me an email :)


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