The notes over on Ethereum.org when talking about installing
geth on a Linux box give instructions using
apt-get. Here I have a Centos box and needed an alternative method.
If found that building from source worked just fine using the following steps.
$ sudo yum install golang $ sudo yum install gmp-devel $ git clone https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum $ cd go-ethereum/ $ make geth $ ls -al build/bin/geth
Note: You can move the executable out from the build/bin directory to anywhere you find convenient.