Tagged: golang

Build from source, Luke

I went to spend a bit of time with Go today, and attempted to update go from 1.03 to 1.1.  I tried:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gophers/go

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install golang-stable

But this resulted in nothing; still 1.03.  I went to the PPA page for Go and saw version 1.1, but it was not showing up on my local box.  Perplexed, I started poking around and found the package details page for golang-stable.  The build had failed on the 15th and it hasn’t been updated since.

So, it’s simple enough to build from source:

sudo apt-get build-dep golang-stable

cd golang-stable-1.1


dpkg -i ../golang-stable*.deb

And now I have the newer version.  Hopefully the build will be fixed when the package is published next and I won’t have to do this again.