The Go Modules resolver detects only the actively-used dependencies in a full dependencies hierarchy. It is based on the Modules manifest file go.mod and requires the Go binary.
Generic Go Resolver
Using the go.collectDependenciesAtRuntime parameter
Setting the go.collectDependenciesAtRuntime parameter to control the generic Go resolver will have a different effect, depending on the Go package manager in use.
Godep, Vndr, and Dep
When the following conditions are met:
The go.collectDependenciesAtRuntime is set to true.
The dependency file is available.
The vendor folder is missing.
The following is performed:
For Vndr and Dep, the existing dependency file will be renamed in the following format: <dependency_file>-<YYYY.MM.DD>T<HHmmss>+<UTC offset>.<extension> and the pre-step command will be executed.
For Godep, the existing Godeps folder name will be renamed in the following format: Godeps-<YYYY.MM.DD>T<HHmmss>+<UTC offset> and the pre-step command will be executed.
For all three noted package managers, the vendor folder containing all the relevant dependencies/files will be created. A new dependency file will also be generated.
When setting the go.collectDependenciesAtRuntime to true, if the govendor fetch command was executed prior to the scan on the relevant project, the dependencies will be downloaded and the scan results will include a full hierarchy tree. Otherwise, the scan will result in a flat dependencies list.
The go.collectDependenciesAtRuntime parameter is irrelevant for the Glide package manager.
The generic Go resolver provides support for a hierarchy tree for the following packages: Glide, Gopm, Godep, Dep, Govendor and Vndr. For Gogradle, the direct and transitive dependencies are displayed in a flat structure.
In order to support the retrieval of a project's full hierarchy tree, one of the following requirements must be met:
The dependency file and vendor folder are available in the project.
The go.collectDependenciesAtRuntime parameter is set to true and the relevant dependency manager is installed.