The easiest and cleanest way to install gcloud

2018/12/10

there is no need to use your package manager to install what is probably an old version of gcloud.

there is no reason to curl some random script into a shell to use the ‘installer’.

the best way is the versioned archives section. simply unpack the archive and put it’s bin folder in your PATH.

The best part? You can upgrade the versioned archive distributions in place, so you only have to download it once.