"unrecognized import path" with go get

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I'm trying to install a web.go, but running go get github.com/hoisie/web returns

package bufio: unrecognized import path "bufio"
package bytes: unrecognized import path "bytes"
package crypto/rand: unrecognized import path "crypto/rand"
package crypto/sha1: unrecognized import path "crypto/sha1"
package crypto/tls: unrecognized import path "crypto/tls"
package encoding/base64: unrecognized import path "encoding/base64"
package encoding/binary: unrecognized import path "encoding/binary"
package encoding/json: unrecognized import path "encoding/json"
package errors: unrecognized import path "errors"
package fmt: unrecognized import path "fmt"

and this continues for a while with various packages, before returning nothing else. go env gives me:

GOARCH="amd64"
GOBIN="/usr/local/go/bin"
GOCHAR="6"
GOEXE=""
GOHOSTARCH="amd64"
GOHOSTOS="linux"
GOOS="linux"
GOPATH=""
GORACE=""
GOROOT="/home/me/go"
GOTOOLDIR="/home/me/go/pkg/tool/linux_amd64"
TERM="dumb"
CC="gcc"
GOGCCFLAGS="-g -O2 -fPIC -m64 -pthread"
CXX="g++"
CGO_ENABLED="1"

How can I install web.go? Using go get (rather than go install) is what is in the README on the github page. My Go version is go version go1.2 linux/amd64.

This question is tagged with go installation

~ Asked on 2013-12-08 20:41:49

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The issues are relating to an invalid GOROOT.

I think you installed Go in /usr/local/go.
So change your GOROOT path to the value of /usr/local/go/bin.

It seems that you meant to have your workspace (GOPATH) located at /home/me/go.

This might fix your problem.
Add this to the bottom of your bash profile, located here => $HOME/.profile

export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export PATH=$PATH:$GOROOT/bin

Make sure to remove the old references of GOROOT.

Then try installing web.go again.

If that doesn't work, then have Ubuntu install Go for you.

sudo apt-get install golang

Video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PATwIfO5ag

~ Answered on 2013-12-08 22:11:02


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I installed Go with brew on OSX 10.11, and found I had to set GOROOT to:

/usr/local/Cellar/go/1.5.1/libexec

(Of course replace the version in this path with go version you have)

Brew uses symlinks, which were fooling the gotool. So follow the links home.

~ Answered on 2015-11-10 06:54:17


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