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Automated Dependency Updates for Go Modules

Renovate supports upgrading dependencies in go.mod files and their accompanying go.sum checksums.

How It Works

  1. Renovate will search each repository for any go.mod files.
  2. Existing dependencies will be extracted from require statements
  3. Renovate will resolve the dependency's source repository and check for semver tags if found (GitHub-only currently)
  4. If the source repository has either a "changelog" file or uses GitHub releases, then Release Notes for each version will be embedded in the generated PR.


Install the Renovate App on GitHub, or check out Renovate OSS or Renovate Pro for self-hosted options.

Limitations / Future work

  • #2580 Support vendoring of dependencies (i.e. Renoate updating the vendor/ directory in same PR)

  • #2583 Support major version updates >1 (requires changing the dependency "name" in both go.mod as well as source files that reference it)

  • #2586 Updating commit hashes in go.mod files for dependencies that don't yet support tagged versions