I recently had to fork one of the packages that I was using in my golang project and it wasn’t so straight forward as you might think.

So heres the steps to make it work:

  1. Fork the package
  2. Make your changes and push them
  3. run go mod edit -replace github.com/original/gopackage=github.com/you/go-git@branch

for my example I had issues with package github.com/google/go-github

So first I forked the project and then did my changes.

Then I run go mod edit -replace github.com/google/go-github/v33=github.com/nocubicles/go-github/v33@fix where the fix is the branch were the fix is located

And now my go.mod looks like this:

module github.com/nocubicles/skillbase.io

go 1.15

require (
	github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go v1.35.33
	github.com/gofrs/uuid v3.2.0+incompatible
	github.com/google/go-github v17.0.0+incompatible // indirect
	github.com/google/go-github/v33 v33.0.0
	github.com/gorilla/mux v1.8.0
	github.com/jinzhu/gorm v1.9.16
	github.com/joho/godotenv v1.3.0
	github.com/lib/pq v1.8.0 // indirect
	golang.org/x/oauth2 v0.0.0-20201203001011-0b49973bad19
	gorm.io/driver/postgres v1.0.5
	gorm.io/gorm v1.20.8

replace github.com/google/go-github/v33 => github.com/nocubicles/go-github/v33 v33.0.1-0.20201216133612-dbf00b79615f