Setup Golang

This guide is about how to setup the Golang Environment on Ubuntu for VIMs/Edge.

Download Golang For Arm64

$ mkdir source
$ cd source/
~/source$ wget

Extract Tarball

Extract the Golang tarball to somewhere like: /usr/local.

~/source$ sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.10.3.linux-arm64.tar.gz

Add Golang to your Environment Path

Add export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin to the end of file ~/.bashrc.

Logout or execute the following command.

~/source$ source ~/.bashrc

Check Installation

~/source$ go version
go version go1.10.3 linux/arm64

If Golang has installed successfully, you’ll see it’s version number (above).


Create a “HelloWorld.go” file, build & run it.

~/source$ cat HelloWorld.go 
package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
fmt.Println("Hello World!")
~/source$ go build HelloWorld.go
~/source$ ./HelloWorld
Hello World!

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