How to install git2go on Rocky Linux
Published: December 14, 2022
This guide will show you how to install git2go including the underlying libgit2 library on Rocky Linux.
git2go is a binding library that makes it easy to work with libgit2 in golang. It requires to install the underlying libgit2 library as well.
1. Install git2go
- First go to the git2go's github repository
- Scroll down until you see the version table that looks like this:
This versioning table maps a
git2goversion to a
libgit2version. You probably want to use the newest git2go version. At the time of writing the article, it'd be v34, which corresponds to libgit2 1.5.
- Install git2go by (replace the v34 with your version):
$ go get github.com/libgit2/git2go/v34
- Import git2go in your app:
2. Install Dependencies
You'll need to install the following dependencies. We use Rocky Linux, so if you're on another distro, the installation might be slightly different.
$ sudo dnf group install "Development Tools" $ sudo dnf install wget pkgconfig cmake
3. Install libgit2
libgit2 is a library that implements all the core functions of git.
- Go to the libgit2 website
- Click on Download and select the version based on the git2go's version table
- Download it with wget:
$ wget copied_url_to_targz_package
- Unpack the lib2git using:
$ tar -xvf libgit2_package_path
- Move inside the extracted libgit2 directory
- Create the build directory:
$ mkdir build && cd build
- Run cmake:
$ cmake ..
- Build and install libgit2 on your system:
$ sudo cmake --build . --target install
Try to compile your golang app. If you see a libgit2 or pkg-config error, please follow the instructions below.
Can't find libgit2 or pkg-config
sudo cmake --build . --target install command you ran earlier printed out where
it placed the library on your system, for instance, on Rocky Linux 8 it is /usr/local/lib64.
- Open your bash profile:
$ vim ~/.bash_profile
Export the following env variables at the end of the file. Use the path from above.
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib64/pkgconfig export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib64
- Save & close the file (by typing
- Activate changes:
$ source ~/.bash_profile
You're all set! Your golang app should compile just fine.