Begin by running the following command to add the golang backports ppa:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:longsleep/golang-backports
If you get an error such as “add-apt-repository command not found” then you need to run the following command to install add-apt-repository:
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
Then run the following two commands to update your packages from the ppa and install Go version 1.12:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install golang-1.12
Now we need to add the go binary to our path. I like to put his in my `.profile` by typing:
Then scrolling to the bottom and adding the following line
Then use the source command to reread your profile.
And you should see that Go 1.12 is installed.