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GitHub Actions

GoReleaser can also be used within our official GoReleaser Action through GitHub Actions.

You can create a workflow for pushing your releases by putting YAML configuration to .github/workflows/release.yml.

Usage

Workflow

Below is a simple snippet to use this action in your workflow:

name: goreleaser

on:
  pull_request:
  push:

jobs:
  goreleaser:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      -
        name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v2
      -
        name: Unshallow
        run: git fetch --prune --unshallow
      -
        name: Set up Go
        uses: actions/setup-go@v2
        with:
          go-version: 1.14
      -
        name: Run GoReleaser
        uses: goreleaser/goreleaser-action@v2
        with:
          version: latest
          args: release --rm-dist
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}

Info

Note the Unshallow workflow step. It is required for the changelog to work correctly.

Run on new tag

If you want to run GoReleaser only on new tag, you can use this event:

on:
  push:
    tags:
      - '*'

Or with a condition on GoReleaser step:

      -
        name: Run GoReleaser
        uses: goreleaser/goreleaser-action@v2
        if: startsWith(github.ref, 'refs/tags/')
        with:
          version: latest
          args: release --rm-dist
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}

Tip

For detailed instructions please follow GitHub Actions workflow syntax.

Signing

If signing is enabled in your GoReleaser configuration, you can use the Import GPG GitHub Action along with this one:

      -
        name: Import GPG key
        id: import_gpg
        uses: crazy-max/ghaction-import-gpg@v2
        env:
          GPG_PRIVATE_KEY: ${{ secrets.GPG_PRIVATE_KEY }}
          PASSPHRASE: ${{ secrets.PASSPHRASE }}
      -
        name: Run GoReleaser
        uses: goreleaser/goreleaser-action@v2
        with:
          version: latest
          args: release --rm-dist
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
          GPG_FINGERPRINT: ${{ steps.import_gpg.outputs.fingerprint }}

And reference the fingerprint in your signing configuration using the GPG_FINGERPRINT environment variable:

signs:
  - artifacts: checksum
    args: ["--batch", "-u", "{{ .Env.GPG_FINGERPRINT }}", "--output", "${signature}", "--detach-sign", "${artifact}"]

Customizing

inputs

Following inputs can be used as step.with keys

Name Type Default Description
version String latest GoReleaser version. Example: v0.117.0
args String Arguments to pass to GoReleaser
workdir String . Working directory (below repository root)

environment variables

Following environment variables can be used as step.env keys

Name Description
GITHUB_TOKEN GITHUB_TOKEN as provided by secrets

Limitation

GITHUB_TOKEN permissions are limited to the repository that contains your workflow.

If you need to push the homebrew tap to another repository, you must therefore create a custom Personal Access Token with repo permissions and add it as a secret in the repository. If you create a secret named GH_PAT, the step will look like this:

      -
        name: Run GoReleaser
        uses: goreleaser/goreleaser-action@v2
        with:
          version: latest
          args: release --rm-dist
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GH_PAT }}