Suppose you have a repository at
github.com/someone/repo and you fork it to
github.com/you/repo. You want to use your fork instead of the main repo, so you do a
go get github.com/you/repo
Now all the import paths in this repo will be “broken”, meaning, if there are multiple packages in the repository that reference each other via absolute URLs, they will reference the source, not the fork.
Is there a better way as cloning it manually into the right path?
git clone email@example.com:you/repo.git $GOPATH/src/github.com/someone/repo
replacedirective allows you to supply another import path that might
be another module located in VCS (GitHub or elsewhere), or on your
local filesystem with a relative or absolute file path. The new import
path from the
replacedirective is used without needing to update the
import paths in the actual source code.
So you could do below in your go.mod file
module some-project go 1.12 require ( github.com/someone/repo v1.20.0 ) replace github.com/someone/repo => github.com/you/repo v3.2.1
v3.2.1 is tag on your repo. Also can be done through CLI
go mod edit -replace="firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com"
Answered By – Yogesh
Answer Checked By – Terry (GoLangFix Volunteer)