In this tutorial, you will get instructions to install Go 1.19 on your Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux systems. Choose one the below methods for the installation of Go on your system.

Method 1 – Installing Go with Debian Repository

The official repositories contains some older version of Golang packages. During the writing of this tutorial, Ubuntu 20.04 repositories contains Golan 1.13.8 version. Open a terminal and execute the following commands to install this version of Go on a Ubuntu system. Once the installation finished, use below command to check installed Go version on Ubuntu. The application required latest version of Go programing language. Follow below method.

Method 2 – Install Latest Go with Source code

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 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. 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. At this step, you have successfully installed and configured go language on your system. First, use the following command to check the Go version.


In this tutorial, we have discussed two methods to install Golang on Ubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux systems.