How To Install Go on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Go on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Go on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Go also know as Golang is an open-source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. In a nutshell, Go is an elegant language with clean and concise specifications that are readable and comprehensive. One of the major strengths of Golang is its concurrency, which means multiple processes of the Go applications can run at the same time.

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 through the step by step installation Go programming language on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver server.

Install Go on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Go on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

  • Method 1. Install Go using Golang installer.

Make the Golang installation executable:

Then, run the installer_linux executable to install Go on your Ubuntu system:

As prompted by the installer, run the source command to update your current shell session variables to include the new GOPATH, or simply open a new shell session:

You can confirm with the Go version installed:

  • Method 2. Install Go from Ubuntu repository.

Next, we first need to set GOPATH:

  • Method 3. Install Go using Snap.

Next, set GOPATH:

Check for installed version:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Go. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Go programming language in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Go programming language website.

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