I’m starting a project in Go. The first step was obviously to install Go, but after a half hour wrestling with an old and broken installation and a out-of-date PPA, I got fed up.
Then I found gvm. If you’re familiar with rvm for Ruby, I think you’re going to like gvm.
Setup on Ubuntu is pretty simple:
Then you’ll need to restart your terminal.
Since the install script seems to assume you’re using bash, if you’re using a shell other than bash, you’ll need to add this to your config file (e.g .zshrc, etc):
In my case, I wanted the latest version of Go (1.2 as of this writing), so I ran:
--default flag sets that particular version of go as the default when you open a new terminal session.
It was fun to see that gvm was written by the devs at MoovWeb. When I visited them a few days ago I was interested that they were using Go for their backend – clearly they’re pretty invested!