TL;DR Follow these simple steps to compile a binary for running on Linode VPS machines.
How to compile Go program binary for running on your Linode Server
I use Linode VPS for running my experiments and hosting websites. My primary development machine is Windows 10 and very frequently I need to cross-compile go program binaries to Linux OS that is the primary OS on Linode servers. Instead of doing a google search each time I need to do the cross-compilation, I thought to document the steps here so that I can refer it whenever I need.
Here are the steps that needs to be executed on the Windows Command Prompt:
set GOARCH=amd64 #Target Processor architecture [amd64, 386, arm] set GOOS=linux #Target Operating System where program will run [linux, darwin, windows] go build -v #Start build in verbose mode
You can lookup other flags like -a, etc. on golang.org website.
We can do better. We can make use of Windows batch script so that we won’t have to type those individual commands each time on the console.