Why does VSCode keep uninstalling the Go extension?
Published on 11/15/2023, 232 words, 1 minutes to readA green-haired anime woman with cyberpunk style clothing drinking coffee in a cyberpunk space station - Counterfeit-XL
When I write these articles, I like having an answer to the question at hand before I start writing. I don't feel like it is fair to readers to have a question without an answer.
This isn't a normal article. This is a cry for help. I don't know how to google for this and tools of last resort are failing me.
I use VSCode on my macbook and gaming PC. Both have extension syncing enabled to make my life easier. The Go extension keeps randomly getting uninstalled on every machine. I have no idea why it does this. I have no idea how to stop it from doing this. I have no idea how to debug it.
What the fuck am I doing wrong?
Here are all of the steps I've tried:
- Removing settings sync and re-enabling it on all affected machines
- Looking through system logs around the time of the removal happening
- Starting from scratch on a new machine (my new work computer) and then syncing settings to find that the Go extension is not being synced
- Marking the Go extension as "do not sync" and then marking it as "do sync"
If anyone is able to figure out what I could have possibly fucked up, I will post the solution here and credit them.
I hope it's something really stupid.
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