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Simple yet flexible Go installations. Allows automatic updates, multiple installations, and may be run as non-root.


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Version information

  • 1.2.8 (latest)
  • 1.2.7
  • 1.2.6
  • 1.2.5
  • 1.2.4
  • 1.2.3
  • 1.2.2
  • 1.2.1
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.7
  • 1.0.6
  • 1.0.5 (deleted)
  • 1.0.4
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.1.0
released Jun 3rd 2024
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x
  • Puppet >= 5.5.8
  • , , , , , , , ,

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'dp-golang', '1.2.8'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add dp-golang
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install dp-golang --version 1.2.8

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.

Tags: go, golang


dp/golang — version 1.2.8 Jun 3rd 2024

Simple yet flexible Go installations

This Puppet module has sane defaults to keep a standard installation simple, but is flexible enough to support automatic updates, multiple installations of diferent versions, and running Puppet as a non-root user.


Standard, single install

The golang class installs Go under /usr/local/go/, and symlinks the binaries into /usr/local/bin/.

include golang

By default it installs the latest version but never upgrades it after the initial installation. You can set it to automatically upgrade by passing latest to ensure, either with hiera (golang::ensure: latest), or with a class declaration:

class { 'golang':
  ensure => latest,

You may force it to install a specific version by passing it to ensure:

class { 'golang':
  ensure => '1.19.1',

Of course, you can also use ensure to uninstall Go:

class { 'golang':
  ensure => absent,

Multiple installs

You can install Go in other places and as other users using the golang::installation defined type, and you can link its binaries into a bin directory with golang::linked_binaries:

golang::installation { '/home/user/go-1.19.1':
  ensure => '1.19.1',
  owner  => 'user',
  group  => 'user',

golang::linked_binaries { '/home/user/go-1.19.1':
  into_bin => '/home/user/bin',

To install the latest version, set ensure => latest on golang::installation. To remove the installation or symlinks, just use ensure => absent.

Running Puppet as a non-root user

You can use the defined types to install Go even when running as a non-root user. owner and group default to the user and group running Puppet:

golang::installation { '/home/me/go':
  ensure => latest,

golang::linked_binaries { '/home/me/go':
  into_bin => '/home/me/bin',


This does not support Windows.

Development status

This is stable. I have no features planned for the future, though I’m open to suggestions.

I will occasionally make 0.0.1 releases to keep this updated with the latest version of PDK.


There is specific documentation for individual parameters in That file is generated with:

pdk bundle exec puppet strings generate --format markdown