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This is an update to my previous article in this series. This article will be to the point For more details, see my previous article.
Install instructions seem to be in the same place: http://golang.org/doc/install#install
Downloads seem to have moved to: https://golang.org/dl/
Choose an appropriate download for your platform.
Download a tarball
(For Ubuntu (Trusty) 14.04 I chose the following) wget https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.4.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz
sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.4.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Add go bin directory /usr/local/go/bin to the PATH environment variable.
# edit .profile in your home directory nano ~/.profile # add the following line export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin
For system-wide installation
# edit .profile in your home directory nano /etc/profile # add the following line export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin
Normally, you would have to logout of your system and log in again for the changes to take effect, however, you have the option of reloading .profile
Test your installation
# notice that you don't have to prefix version with a hyphen "-" go version # my output was go version go1.2.1 linux/amd64
See my prevous article.