It is strongly recommended that you use a released version of dep. While tip is never purposefully broken, its stability is not guaranteed.
Pre-compiled binaries are available on the releases page. You can use the
install.sh script to automatically install one for your local platform:
$ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/golang/dep/master/install.sh | sh
Install or upgrade to the latest released version with Homebrew:
$ brew install dep $ brew upgrade dep
pacman -S dep
Install From Source
The snippet below installs the latest release of dep from source and sets the
version in the binary so that
dep version works as expected.
Note that this approach is not recommended for general use. We don't try to break tip, but we also don't guarantee its stability. At the same time, we love our users who are willing to be experimental and provide us with fast feedback!
go get -d -u github.com/golang/dep cd $(go env GOPATH)/src/github.com/golang/dep DEP_LATEST=$(git describe --abbrev=0 --tags) git checkout $DEP_LATEST go install -ldflags="-X main.version=$DEP_LATEST" ./cmd/dep git checkout master
If you want to hack on dep, you can install via
go get -u github.com/golang/dep/cmd/dep
Note that dep requires a functioning Go workspace and GOPATH. If you're unfamiliar with Go workspaces and GOPATH, have a look at the language documentation and get your local workspace set up. Dep's model could lead to being able to work without GOPATH, but we're not there yet.