This tutorial will help you to install Go 1.17 on your Ubuntu 19.10, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 14.04 LTS systems.

Step 1 – Install Go on Ubuntu

Login to your Ubuntu system using ssh and upgrade to apply latest security updates there. Now download the Go language binary archive file using following link. To find and download latest version available or 32 bit version go to official download page. Now extract the downloaded archive and install it to the desired location on the system. For this tutorial, I am installing it under /usr/local directory. You can also put this under the home directory (for shared hosting) or other location.

Step 2 – Setup Go Environment

Now you need to setup Go language environment variables for your project. Commonly you need to set 3 environment variables as GOROOT, GOPATH and PATH.

GOROOT is the location where Go package is installed on your system.export GOROOT=/usr/local/go GOPATH is the location of your work directory. For example my project directory is ~/Projects/Proj1 .export GOPATH=$HOME/Projects/Proj1 Now set the PATH variable to access go binary system wide.export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$GOROOT/bin:$PATH

All the above environment will be set for your current session only. To make it permanent add above commands in ~/.profile file.

Step 3 – Verify Installation

At this step, you have successfully installed and configured go language on your system. First, use the following command to check the Go version. Now also verify all configured environment variables using following command.


In this tutorial, you have learned to install latest Golang on Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 Linux systems.