Download Go Dependencies for offline CICD

If you want to build your go application in a cicd but do not have a connection to the internet on the build-server you need a way to include the depenencies into your git repository.

You can do so by changing your GOPATH variable.

Go will always download the dependencies into your GOPATH. To include them into your git you first have to temporarily change your GOPATH. To keep things organized I use a directory next to my main.go file named dependencies.

# Create new directory
[tux@client]$ mkdir dependencies

# Change your go path relative to your working directory
[tux@client]$ GOPATH=$(pwd)/dependencies

# Download dependencies into your gopath
[tux@client]$ go get .

After that we need to modify our Dockerfile as well.

FROM golang:latest

ENV GOPATH=/app/dependencies

COPY . .

RUN go build

RUN chmod +x app

CMD /app/app

Now push all the files to your git and you should be able to build your Docker Image in an offline environment.

Just remember, if you add new dependencies, to download them into the project.

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Jannik Rehkemper

I'm an professional Linux Administrator and Hobby Programmer. My training as an IT-Professional started in 2019 and ended in 2022. Since 2023 I'm working as an Linux Administrator.