Why is GitHub Actions installing Go 1.2 when I specify Go 1.20?Read time in minutes: 1
Because YAML parsing is horrible. YAML supports floating point numbers and the following floating point numbers are identical:
go-versions: - 1.2 - 1.20
To get this working correctly, you need to quote the version number:
- name: Set up Go uses: actions/setup-go@v4 with: go-version: "1.20"
This will get you Go version 1.20.x, not Go version 1.2.x.
Worse, this problem will only show up about once every 5 years, so I'm going to add a few blatant SEO farming sentences here:
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Quote your version numbers.