Install from source

OSX & Linux

Before getting started:

  • Installed the latest version of Go
  • Configure a $GOPATH (e.g. via adding export GOPATH="${HOME}/go" to your ~/.profile)
  • Add $GOPATH/bin to your $PATH (e.g. via adding export PATH="${GOPATH}/bin:${PATH}" to your ~/.profile)

Run the commands below to make sure you’re in good shape:

$ go version
go version go1.2 darwin/amd64
$ go env GOPATH
$ echo "${PATH}"  | grep -q "$(go env GOPATH)/bin" && echo "good" || echo "bad"

Next, you will need to setup Go for cross compiling to Linux/ARM. Luckily this only takes a minute. The fastest way is this:

$ cd $(go env GOROOT)/src
$ GOOS=linux GOARCH=arm ./make.bash --no-clean

If this doesn’t work for you for some reason, you may try to follow Dave Cheney’s guide for cross compiling Go instead.

Download, compile, and install GoDrone into $GOPATH/bin:

$ go get
$ go get


Building on windows is probably also doable, but has not been attempted yet. Please contribute to the docs if you get it working.