I’m attempting a go get:
go get github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql
It also fails with the following message:
package github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql: cannot download, $GOPATH not set. For more details see: go help gopath
When I run go env, I get the following list of Go values:
ubuntu@ip-xxx-x-xx-x:~$ go env GOARCH="amd64" GOBIN="" GOCHAR="6" GOEXE="" GOHOSTARCH="amd64" GOHOSTOS="linux" GOOS="linux" GOPATH="" GORACE="" GOROOT="/usr/lib/go" GOTOOLDIR="/usr/lib/go/pkg/tool/linux_amd64" CC="gcc" GOGCCFLAGS="-g -O2 -fPIC -m64 -pthread" CGO_ENABLED="1"
clearly the GOPATH is not set, how and where do I set it?
There are a lot of postings about this problem, but none that answer my question of which file has to be updated to provide a value for this location.
Asked by David Saintloth
Take a look at this response.
Simply add the following lines to /.bashrc to keep this going. However, instead of $HOME/go in my example, you can use whatever path you like as GOPATH.
export GOPATH=$HOME/go export PATH=$PATH:$GOROOT/bin:$GOPATH/bin
Answered by Daniel Lin
Since Go 1.11, you no longer need to utilize GOPATH. Simply browse to your project directory and do the following steps:
go mod init github.com/youruser/yourrepo
If you insist on using GOPATH, take note of the following:
From the documentation:
Answered by Inanc Gumus
You may also save this string to a file.
Answered by pasha.zhukov
The GOPATH variable should point to a freshly built empty directory. This is the “workspace” for Go, where it downloads packages and other things. /.go is what I use.
mkdir ~/.go echo "GOPATH=$HOME/.go" >> ~/.bashrc echo "export GOPATH" >> ~/.bashrc echo "PATH=\$PATH:\$GOPATH/bin # Add GOPATH/bin to PATH for scripting" >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc
Answered by Bryan Larsen
If it’s an Ubuntu, for example, after installing the packages:
$sudo apt install golang -y
Simply add the following lines to your /.bashrc file (Of your user)
export GOROOT=/usr/lib/go export GOPATH=$HOME/go export PATH=$PATH:$GOROOT/bin:$GOPATH/bin
Answered by firebitsbr
Post is based on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21001387/how-do-i-set-the-gopath-environment-variable-on-ubuntu-what-file-must-i-edit