How To Install Go on Fedora 36

Install Go on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Go on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, Go is an open-source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. Go language is similar to C, but with garbage collection, memory safety, and structural typing. It is an original product of Google Engineering.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Go programming language on a Fedora 36.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Go (Golang) on Fedora 36

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Step 2. Installing Go Programming Language on Fedora 36.

By default, the Go package does not come in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of Go from the official page to your Fedora system:

wget https://go.dev/dl/go1.18.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Next, extract the archive downloaded:

sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.18.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Step 3. Setting Go Environment Variables.

To set up the Go environment we need to define the root of Golang packages. We normally use GOROOT and GOPATH to define that environment:

export GOROOT=/usr/local/go

Next, we will need to set up the GOPATH:

export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$GOROOT/bin:$PATH

To apply the changes, run the following command:

source ~/.bashrc

Finally, run the below command to see the version of the Go language:

go version

Output:

go version go1.18.3 linux/amd64

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Golang. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Go Programming Language on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Go website.

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