Chapter 5. Container images with Go Toolset

You can build your own Go Toolset containers from either Red Hat Enterprise Linux container images or Red Hat Universal Base Images (UBI).

5.1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Go Toolset container images contents

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 container images of Go Toolset contain the following packages:

ComponentVersionPackage

Go

1.20

RHEL 8 — go-toolset-1.20.10 RHEL 9 — go-toolset-1.20.10

5.2. Accessing Red Hat Enterprise Linux container images

Pull the container image from the Red Hat registry before running your container and performing actions.

Procedure

To pull the required image, run:

  • For an image based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8:

    # podman pull registry.redhat.io/rhel8/go-toolset
  • For an image based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9:

    # podman pull registry.redhat.io/rhel9/go-toolset

5.3. Accessing the UBI Go Toolset container image on RHEL 8

On RHEL 8, install the UBI Go Toolset container image to access Go Toolset.
Alternatively, you can install Go Toolset to the RHEL 8 base UBI container image. For further information, see Accessing Go Toolset from the base UBI container image on RHEL 8.

Procedure

To pull the UBI Go Toolset container image from the Red Hat registry, run:

# podman pull registry.access.redhat.com/ubi8/go-toolset

5.4. Accessing Go Toolset from the base UBI container image on RHEL 8

On RHEL 8, Go Toolset packages are part of the Red Hat Universal Base Images (UBIs) repositories, which means you can install Go Toolset as an addition to the base UBI container image. To keep the container image size small, install only individual packages instead of the entire Go Toolset.
Alternatively, you can install the UBI Go Toolset container image to access Go Toolset. For further information, see Accessing the UBI Go Toolset container image on RHEL 8.

Prerequisites

  • An existing Containerfile.
    For information on creating Containerfiles, see the Dockerfile reference page.

Procedure

  • To create a container image containing Go Toolset, add the following lines to your Containerfile:
FROM registry.access.redhat.com/ubi8/ubi:latest

RUN yum module install -y go-toolset
  • To create a container image containing an individual package only, add the following lines to your Containerfile:

    RUN yum install -y <package-name>
    • Replace <package-name> with the name of the package you want to install.

5.5. Additional resources