How to install Go in alpine linux

Issue

I am trying to install Go inside an Alpine Docker image. For that I downloaded tar file from here inside my alpine docker image, untar it using following command:

tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.10.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz

exported PATH to have go binary as:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin

However, when I say go version then it says that sh: go: not found. I am quite new to alpine. Does anyone know, what I am missing here?

Steps to reproduce-

$ docker run -it alpine sh
$ wget https://dl.google.com/go/go1.10.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz
$ tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.10.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz
$ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin
$ go version

Solution

Thanks BMitch.

I compiled the go source code and performed the below steps inside alpine image container.

echo "installing go version 1.10.3..." 
apk add --no-cache --virtual .build-deps bash gcc musl-dev openssl go 
wget -O go.tgz https://dl.google.com/go/go1.10.3.src.tar.gz 
tar -C /usr/local -xzf go.tgz 
cd /usr/local/go/src/ 
./make.bash 
export PATH="/usr/local/go/bin:$PATH"
export GOPATH=/opt/go/ 
export PATH=$PATH:$GOPATH/bin 
apk del .build-deps 
go version

Answered By – Yogesh Jilhawar

Answer Checked By – Senaida (GoLangFix Volunteer)

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