How to Install GoLang on Linux Ubuntu Lucid


GoLang is an opensource programming language started by Google, it is built like C, but it allows for light and simple concurrency. It’s an outstanding language and I’m still learning it.

This is how I installed it on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server

First I update and upgrade my distro with aptitude. You can skip this, but it is generally a good idea to stay up-to-date.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Then i need to update my software properties, so i can have access to add-apt-repository

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

When this is done, we run apt-add-repository to get ppa:gophers/go

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gophers/go

Now we must run an update

sudo apt-get update

Now we can install go from aptitude

sudo apt-get install golang-stable

Now go have some fun!

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  • info says on at 11:36 am comment #

    The integrated writing section requires test-takers to create both around the passage they read along with the lecture they hear. There is definitely scope for improvement and what looks being a work of art in the evening glow, may not appear so well inside harsh morning light.

  • Pravin says on at 12:54 am comment #

    There are many ways to configure the Go development environment on your computer, you can try this blog too –

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