Today I decided I wanted to write something in go using Microsoft's new Visual Studio Online. I won't be going over how to setup this up, because Azure can be a pain in the rear and because it deserves it's own article.
To get started, open up the environment you want to use.
First, we are going to download the latest version of Go:
vsonline:~/workspace$ wget https://dl.google.com/go/go1.13.4.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Once you have that downloaded, go ahead and extract it:
vsonline:~/workspace$ tar -xvf go1.13.4.linux-amd64.tar.gz
Now that you have extracted the
go folder, we are going to move it to
vsonline:~/workspace$ sudo mv go /usr/local
We are going to two create two new environment variables, and then modify another.
In your terminal, enter the following:
vsonline:~/workspace$ vim ~/.bashrc
This will open up your bash profile in a command-line editor called Vim. For those who don't know how to use vim, or are scared of it, don't worry. I will guide you keypress by keypress.
enter(you are now in editing mode) add the following lines where your cursor is:
export GOROOT=/usr/local/go export GOPATH=$HOME/workspace export PATH=$GOROOT/bin:$GOPATH/bin:$PATH
Shiftand double tap the
You have successfully escaped Vim, and saved your file. You should now be back at your terminal prompt.
Enter the following command:
vsonline:~/workspace$ source ~/.profile
The last step, is to make sure everything we did took hold.
vsonline:~/workspace$ go version go version go1.13.4 linux/amd64 vsonline:~/workspace$ go env GO111MODULE="" GOARCH="amd64" GOBIN="" GOCACHE="/home/vsonline/.cache/go-build" GOENV="/home/vsonline/.config/go/env" GOEXE="" GOFLAGS="" GOHOSTARCH="amd64" GOHOSTOS="linux" GONOPROXY="" GONOSUMDB="" GOOS="linux" GOPATH="/home/vsonline/workspace" GOPRIVATE="" GOPROXY="https://proxy.golang.org,direct" GOROOT="/usr/local/go" GOSUMDB="sum.golang.org" GOTMPDIR="" GOTOOLDIR="/usr/local/go/pkg/tool/linux_amd64" GCCGO="gccgo" AR="ar" CC="gcc" CXX="g++" CGO_ENABLED="1" GOMOD="" CGO_CFLAGS="-g -O2" CGO_CPPFLAGS="" CGO_CXXFLAGS="-g -O2" CGO_FFLAGS="-g -O2" CGO_LDFLAGS="-g -O2" PKG_CONFIG="pkg-config" GOGCCFLAGS="-fPIC -m64 -pthread -fmessage-length=0 -fdebug-prefix-map=/tmp/go-build921856996=/tmp/go-build -gno-record-gcc-switches"
If your output looks like mine, you're good to go! You've successfully installed Golang in VSOnline :-)