Ubuntu Work Image Pre-Installed Software - Golang

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30 Jan, 2019 03:52 AM

I see that the Golang is pre-installed software for Ubuntu worker images as documented here: https://www.appveyor.com/docs/linux-images-software/#golang.

When I run `go version` inside my build script, it returns an error because go is not pre-installed.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Wasa Pleshakov on 31 Jan, 2019 03:38 PM

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    You have to add stack directive to appveyor.yml

    stack: go 1.10
    There is example in our docs: https://www.appveyor.com/docs/lang/go/#linux
    Or you have to use Go Version Manager to choose Golang version you need before go version command:
       - sh: gvm use go1.10

    You're right it is confusing that no golang set by default. We will fix this in next images update.

  2. 2 Posted by Russel on 01 Feb, 2019 11:41 AM

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    Thank you. I saw the stack directive, but I wasn't using a yml file and wasn't sure how to use the directive using the web interface.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 01 Feb, 2019 07:26 PM

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    Right now stack is YAML-only feature. And also it works only with Linux builds. We plan to make it work on Windows as well soon. Regarding UI, we plan to expose it in UI too, but we cannot provide a ETA. So to use it you need to switch to YAML (which is not a bad thing -- you can see most of settings at once and track changes in source control).

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