This bug was fixed in the package golang-petname - 2.4-0ubuntu1

golang-petname (2.4-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * debian/control, debian/rules: LP: #1625753
    - fix uninstallable golang-petname-dev on xenial

 -- Dustin Kirkland <>  Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:26:39

** Changed in: golang-petname (Ubuntu Yakkety)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  [SRU] golang-petname-dev can't be installed anymore on Ubuntu 16.04

Status in golang-petname package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in golang-petname source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed
Status in golang-petname source package in Yakkety:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  This is because golang-petname-dev depends on a non-existing binary
  package. Xenial doesn't have Go shared libraries setup.

  root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install golang-petname-dev
  Reading package lists... Done
  Building dependency tree
  Reading state information... Done
  Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
  requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
  distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
  or been moved out of Incoming.
  The following information may help to resolve the situation:

  The following packages have unmet dependencies:
   golang-petname-dev : Depends: libgolang-petname1 (= 2.3-0ubuntu1~16.04) but 
it is not installable
  E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

  ==== SRU ====

  This bug affects anyone with a build dependency in Xenial on 
golang-petname-dev.  As far as I'm aware, that's just the lxd package.

  Simply 'sudo apt install golang-petname-dev'.  Without this fix, it will fail 
to install, as reported above.  With the fix, it will successfully install.  
You might also want to list the contents of the package with 'dpkg -L 
golang-petname-dev' and ensure that the file 
/usr/share/gocode/src/ is 
installed, which is what is necessary for a xenial build.

  There should be no regression, as the package is currently not even 

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