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How to update the Go version

How to update the Go version

System: Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora. Might work for others as well.

1. Uninstall the exisiting version

As mentioned here, to update a go version you will first need to uninstall the original version.

To uninstall, delete the /usr/local/go directory by:

$ sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go

2. Install the new version

Go to the downloads page and download the binary release suitable for your system.

3. Extract the archive file

To extract the archive file:

$ sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf /home/nikhita/Downloads/go1.8.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz

4. Make sure that your PATH contains /usr/local/go/bin

$ echo $PATH | grep "/usr/local/go/bin"
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