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How To Install Go on Rocky Linux 9

Install Go on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Go programming language on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Go, also known as Golang, is an open-source programming language that was developed by Google. It is known for its simplicity, efficiency, and scalability. Go is particularly well-suited for network programming and concurrent programming, and it is often used for building web servers, distributed systems, and other types of network-based software.

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 Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Golang.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 on Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils

Step 2. Installing Go Programming Language on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Golang is not available on Rocky Linux 9 AppStream repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of Golang on your Rocky Linux system using wget command:

wget https://go.dev/dl/go1.19.5.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Once it’s complete, verify the downloaded tarball version using the command below:

sha256sum go1.19.5.linux-amd64.tar.gz



Next, extract the Go tarball file:

tar -zxvf go1.19.5.linux-amd64.tar.gz -C /usr/local

Step 3. Configure Go Language.

Now is the turn to maintain the environmental variables. All this so that the installation does not have problems finding the command and the compiler:

echo 'export GOROOT=/usr/local/go' | tee -a /etc/profile
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin' | tee -a /etc/profile

Finally, refresh your bash profile using the following command:

source /etc/profile

Verify that Go has been installed correctly by running the following command:

go version

Step 4. Create a Sample ‘hello world’ Program using Go.

Now we create a sample typical Hello World program. First, create the folders:

mkdir -p project/helloworld
cd project/helloworld

Next, create the new file:

nano helloworld.go

Add the following line:

package main
import "fmt"
func main() {
    fmt.Printf("Hi, I am Meilana. Welcome to idroot.us\n")

Save and close the file, then run the program:

go run helloworld.go

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Golang. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Go programming language on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Go website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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