I need to call the RPC method debug_traceTransaction but it's not present within the Go client. I'd add a method that performs the call to the RPC endpoint but I'm wondering if there's a reason behind..? Too much to transform? The Management API Wiki specifies that you can use debug.TraceTransaction(txHash common.Hash, logger *vm.LogConfig) (*ExecutionResurt, error) but that's not in the client's code.

Update: I put here the basic code I'm using to make the call in case someone wants to do the same thing

func DebugTransaction(hash string) (string, error) {
    json := `{"id": 1, "method": "debug_traceTransaction", "params": ["` + hash + `", {"disableStack": true, "disableMemory": true, "disableStorage": true}]}`
    log.Println("Request with:", json)
    jsonByte := []byte(json)
    req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", ethereumNodeAddress, bytes.NewBuffer(jsonByte))
    req.Header.Set("Content-Type", "application/json")
    resp, err := client.Do(req)
    if err != nil {
    body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)
    log.Println("Request info: " + resp.Status + " " + string(body))
    return string(body), err

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Transaction tracing is not exposed via ethclient. You must connect over the regular rpc and invoke it as a regular call.

The reasoning for that is given here.

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