How to remove an installed package using go modules

Issue

I’ve installed a package using go modules (go get in Go 1.13) and now I want to remove it. In the documentation there is nothing about this and in go get docu neither.

Removing the package from go.mod manually doesn’t solve the issue so it remains in go.sum.

How should I remove a package in a clean way?

Solution

Found it https://go.dev/blog/using-go-modules#removing-unused-dependencies

go mod tidy

So basically, once the package is not being imported in any package you can perform a go mod tidy and it will safely remove the unused dependencies.

And if you are vendoring the dependencies, then run the command below to make the module changes be applied in the vendor folder:

go mod vendor

Answered By – jesugmz

Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (GoLangFix Admin)

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