The thrift/lib/go/test/Makefile.am creates two symlinks:
ln -nfs ../../../thrift gopath/src/thrift
ln -nfs ../../tests gopath/src/tests
The /thrift tree in the Ubuntu Trusty vagrant Guest vm is mounted from the Host and does not allow symlinks. Thus the Go make check fails every time on vagrant vms. Can any of the Go folks come up with another alternative?