Download the latest version of Go. Ubuntu does come with a version of go in it’s apt listings but it won’t be as up-to-date as downloading it directly. Once downloaded we extract it into a folder we can work with.
tar xvf go1.8.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Once downloaded and extracted, move to the folder to
/usr/local so we have it globally.
sudo chown -R root:root ./go sudo mv go /usr/local
We then need to add some bash variables so Go knows where our directory is located. GOPATH should point to the folder where you’ll be working in.
export GOPATH=$HOME/work export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$GOPATH/bin