Installing Go – Installing Go in Ubuntu using apt-get

Installing Go in Ubuntu using apt-get

Using Ubuntu’s Source Package Manager (apt-get) is the easiest way to install Go. You won’t get the latest stable version, but for the purpose of learning this should be enough.

As of this writing, Ubuntu Xenial’s version of go is 1.6.1, while the latest
stable version is 1.9.1

$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install golang-go

Check installation and version of go

To check if go was successfully installed, use:

$ go version > go version go1.9.1 linux/amd64

This will print to the console the version of go, while at the same time making sure the installation went smoothly.

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