Install Golang on a Raspberry PI

This is more a note to myself and a very short guide (without any comments or explaination) how to install golang on a Raspberry PI. Maybe it’s useful for somebody else, too.

Install Go

  • Visit https://golang.org/dl/
  • Find download URL of latest stable version for Linux ARM V6 (at the time of this post it was go1.12.7.linux-armv6l.tar.gz)
  • Login to Raspberry pi with SSH
  • wget https://dl.google.com/go/go1.12.7.linux-armv6l.tar.gz
  • sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.12.7.linux-armv6l.tar.gz
  • Add the following line to ~/.profile:
    export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin
  • source ~/.profile(or just log out and in again)
  • go version
    go version go1.12.7 linux/arm

Setting Go-Path

  • Add the following 2 lines to ~/.profile (Change path if needed):

    export GOPATH=$HOME/workspace/go
    export PATH=$PATH:$GOPATH/bin

That’s it.

If you know a better way to install it, just leave a comment.

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