[Slackbuilds-users] Which "go" to use?

Ruben Schuller mail at rbn.im
Tue Jun 21 12:20:51 UTC 2016


On 2016-06-21 13:58, Christoph Willing wrote:
> I see we have a development/google-go-lang SlackBuild. However we
> already have /usr/bin/go from the stock gcc-go package.
> Does anyone have insights as to which is the preferred one to use?

They are different implementations of the Go language. I'd say the 
golang.org (google) version is more widely used than the gcc version 
(which I've never used).

My two cents:
 From my own experience I'd recommend to just install the golang.org 
version to somewhere in your $HOME and setting PATH accordingly. Either 
use a precompiled version (https://golang.org/doc/install) or install 
from source (https://golang.org/doc/install/source), both options are 
easy :)


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