Install Go 1.8
Installing 1.8 in newer versions of ubuntu is as simple as
sudo apt-get install golang-1.8-go unless you are running older versions of ubuntu like 16.04. In ubuntu 16.04 you need to use longsleep/golang-backports ppa. You can run following commands to install golang 1.8:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:longsleep/golang-backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install golang-go
In case you are thinking why I won’t use some version manager, I tried using gvm but some bugs made it totally unusable for me. I have not tried it recently if they have fixed those nasty bugs. So for now, I am going to continue without version manager. Besides that I have not been in dire need to manage multiple versions of golang.
Setting up workspace
Golang developers like to keep all their go code in single workspace. Please refer this doc to know more about workspace practice of golang devs. You can create workspace as described there with following command:
mkdir go && cd go && mkdir bin pkg src
Setting up gopath
Add following to your .zshrc or .bashrc.
export PATH=$PATH:$(go env GOPATH)/bin export GOPATH=$(go env GOPATH)
You may need to restart your terminal to see this config in action. Please refer doc to know more about gopath.
Setting up glide
Are you used to tools such as Cargo, npm, Composer, Nuget, Pip, Maven, Bundler, or other modern package managers? If so, Glide is the comparable Go tool.
If you have been following this doc throroughly you can easily setup glide with following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:masterminds/glide && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install glide
On Ubuntu Zesty (17.04) the package is called