Unable to build protobuf to go endpoint


using protobuf version 2.6.1 ( which i installed via homebrew)

I am trying to run

$ protoc --go_out=../cloud/ *.proto

I keep receiving this error.

$ protoc-gen-go: program not found or is not executable
$ --go_out: protoc-gen-go: Plugin failed with status code 1.

I have the protoc-gen-go installed in my go path.
Anyone else have this issue?


protoc-gen-go needs to be in your shell path, i.e. one of the directories listed in the PATH environment variable, which is different from the Go path. You can test this by simply typing protoc-gen-go at the command line: If it says “command not found” (or similar) then it’s not in your PATH.

Answered By – Kenton Varda

Answer Checked By – Willingham (GoLangFix Volunteer)

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