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Download and run the installer found at http://golang.org/doc/install
Download an install the darwin binary from https://golang.org/dl/
You can also install go using the Homebrew package manager.
The Ubuntu repositories carry an old version of Go.
Ubuntu users can use the 'gophers' PPA to install an up to date version of Go (version 1.7 or later is preferred).
See https://launchpad.net/~gophers/+archive/ubuntu/archive for more information.
Note that this PPA requires adding
/usr/lib/go-1.X/bin to the executable PATH.
Download the latest distribution
curl -O https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.7.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Unpack it to the
/usr/local (might require sudo)
tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.7.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Set GOPATH and PATH
For Go to work properly, you need to set the following two environment variables:
- Setup a go folder
mkdir -p ~/go; echo "export GOPATH=$HOME/go" >> ~/.bashrc
- Update your path
echo "export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/go/bin:/usr/local/go/bin" >> ~/.bashrc
- Read the environment variables into current session: