A proof-of-concept command-line installer for Go.
This installer is designed to both install Go as well as do the initial configuration of setting up the right environment variables and paths.
It will install the Go distribution (tools & stdlib) to "/.go" inside your home directory by default.
It will setup "$HOME/go" as your GOPATH. This is where third party libraries and apps will be installed as well as where you will write your Go code.
If Go is already installed via this installer it will upgrade it to the latest version of Go.
Currently the installer supports Windows, *nix and macOS on x86 & x64. It supports Bash and Zsh on all of these platforms as well as powershell & cmd.exe on Windows.
(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('https://get.golang.org/installer.exe', 'installer.exe'); Start-Process -Wait -NonewWindow installer.exe; Remove-Item installer.exe
curl -LO https://get.golang.org/$(uname)/go_installer && chmod +x go_installer && ./go_installer && rm go_installer
- Check if Go is already installed (via a different method) and update it in place or at least notify the user
- Lots of testing. It's only had limited testing so far.
- Add support for additional shells.
There are integration tests in
main_test.go. Please add more
On unix/linux with the Dockerfile
The Dockerfile automatically builds the binary, moves it to
/usr/local/bin/getgo and then unsets
$GOPATH and removes all
$ docker build --rm --force-rm -t getgo . ... $ docker run --rm -it getgo bash root@78425260fad0:~# getgo -v Welcome to the Go installer! Downloading Go version go1.8.3 to /usr/local/go This may take a bit of time... Adding "export PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/local/go/bin" to /root/.bashrc Downloaded! Setting up GOPATH Adding "export GOPATH=/root/go" to /root/.bashrc Adding "export PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/local/go/bin:/root/go/bin" to /root/.bashrc GOPATH has been setup! root@78425260fad0:~# which go /usr/local/go/bin/go root@78425260fad0:~# echo $GOPATH /root/go root@78425260fad0:~# echo $PATH /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/local/go/bin:/root/go/bin
To upload a new release of getgo, run
./make.bash && ./upload.bash.