go get : There is no tracking information for the current branch

Issue

When I type in the command go get -u github.com/ndelphit/apkurlgrep

I get the error

There is no tracking information for the current branch. Please
specify which branch you want to merge with. See git-pull(1) for
details

git pull <remote> <branch>

If you wish to set tracking information for this branch you can do so
with:

git branch --set-upstream-to=origin/<branch> master

package github.com/ndelphit/apkurlgrep: exit status 1

Solution

After a little bit of digging, I found a similar issue here. One suggestion was to delete src from the go directory and this worked for me.

So here is what I did (Linux):

  1. Find the go folder (for me it is located in the home directory) and cd into it

    cd go

  2. List the contents of the go folder

    ls

  3. You should see the src folder, now delete it:

    rm -rf src

  4. Try the go get command again (for your package)

    go get -u github.com/ndelphit/apkurlgrep

  5. You shouldn’t get the error, run the package that you have installed (in my case apkurlgrep) to see if it has been installed. It runs!

Answered By – Ferdinand

Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (GoLangFix Admin)

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