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Install Golang

First of all install some required packages

sudo apt-get install -y curl git jq make unzip

You now have two methods for installing Golang.


To install Go on Ubuntu, you can easily follow the steps provided.

Add the repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:longsleep/golang-backports

Install Golang

sudo apt-get install -y golang-go


This method should work on all Linux systems, although it is intended for more experienced users.

Get a copy of the last Golang version and unpack it

cd ~ && \
curl -OL && \
tar -C ${HOME} -xvf goX.X.X.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Move the extracted go into /usr/local/lib/go

sudo mv ${HOME}/go /usr/local/lib/go

Export Golang environment variables

Now that you've successfully installed Golang, it's essential to configure its environmental variables.

Open the .bashrc file

nano ${HOME}/.bashrc

Based on your installation type, set the GOROOT environment variable by choosing one of the following lines

# For Ubuntu installation
export GOROOT=/usr/lib/go

# For Manual installation
export GOROOT=/usr/local/lib/go

After setting the appropriate GOROOT environment variable, you can add the following lines

export GOPATH=${HOME}/go
export GOBIN=${GOPATH}/bin
export PATH=${PATH}:${GOROOT}/bin:${GOBIN}

Source the file to reflect changes in the current Terminal session.

source ${HOME}/.bashrc