gerbreown
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Raspberry Pi 4 and Golang

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:26 am

Greetings:

I have just started using a Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb. I tried installing the Golang software on it and when I try to execute "go version" or any other "go command" I get the following error message: "bash: /usr/local/go/bin/go: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error"

This works fine on my Raspberry Pi3 but NOT 4.

Has the Golang not been upgraded for 4 yet or is there some other way I need to install it to get it to work on 4?

Thanks,

Gerald S. Brown

jamesh
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and Golang

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:36 am

I just did

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sudo apt install golang
and it seemed to work fine.

$go version
go version go1.11.6 linux/arm
$
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pagenotfound
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and Golang

Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:54 pm

Sounds like you tried to install Windows binaries. Uninstall them, then do what jamesh recommended.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 and Golang

Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:50 pm

Or if you want a newer version, just use the precompiled armv6l. The go1.13.3.linux-armv6l.tar.gz should work on Raspbian.

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