Cross compilation by using gox
Another convenient solution for cross compilation is the usage of
The installation is done very easily by executing
go get github.com/mitchellh/gox. The resulting executable gets placed at Go’s binary directory, e.g.
~/golang/bin. Ensure that this folder is part of your path in order to use the
gox command from an arbitrary location.
From within a Go project’s root folder (where you perform e.g.
go build), execute
gox in order to build all possible binaries for any architecture (e.g. x86, ARM) and operating system (e.g. Linux, macOS, Windows) which is available.
In order to build for a certain operating system, use e.g.
gox -os="linux" instead. Also the architecture option could be defined: