Bizarre workaround needed for github deployment

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#1

Hi, I’m using Hakyll (specifically a repo forked from dr-hakyll) for my site. I’m using master as the code branch and gh-pages for the site itself. I spent a day and a half trying to figure out why my push was failing to authenticate, and I finally figured out that CircleCI was trying to use an https url to push to instead of an ssh url.

When I add a totally useless git config --global -l right before the other deployment commands, it “fixes” the problem (and displays the config to replace https with ssh). This seems buggy, but is there maybe something I did wrong?

Here’s my circle.yml:

machine:

  timezone:
    America/Denver

dependencies:

  cache_directories:
    - "~/.stack"

  override:
    - curl -sSL https://get.haskellstack.org/ | sh
    - stack setup
    - stack build --no-system-ghc --install-ghc --only-dependencies

test:

  override:
    - stack build --no-system-ghc --install-ghc

  post:
    - git submodule init
    - git submodule update
    - cd _site/ && git checkout gh-pages
    - stack exec dr-hakyll build

deployment:

  production:
    branch: master
    commands:
      - git config --global -l #<= totally unnecessary, but "fixes" problem?
      - git config --global user.email circleci@circleci
      - git config --global user.name CircleCI
      - cd _site/ && git status
      - cd _site/ && git add --all
      - cd _site/ && git commit -m "Update (`date '+%F %T %Z'`) [ci skip]" || true
      - cd _site/ && git push origin gh-pages
      - git status
      - git add _site/
      - git commit -m "Update _site (`date '+%F %T %Z'`) [ci skip]" || true
      - git push origin master

I should note that this circle.yml was cribbed from at least two other people who are using github to host a site. I haven’t done much differently from them.


#2

THANK YOU! I have spent way too much time trying to figure out why npm version or git push doesn’t use the SSH key I added.

It seems like this is something that should be clarified in the documentation.


#3

@benjamincharity Are you also using the same dr-hakyll static site generator?


#4

Nope. Just using NPM and git commands.

deployment:
  feature:
    branch: master
    commands:
      - ./config/npm-deploy-feature.sh

And the script just has items like:

lastTag=$(git describe --tags $(git rev-list --tags --max-count=1))
npm version $lastTag-feature.$CIRCLE_BUILD_NUM
git push --tags

#5

Thanks! Just to add to this, it works extremely well when deploying a react app onto github pages using gh-pages:

general:
    branches:
    only:
      - react-rewrite
deployment:
  production:
    branch: react-rewrite
    commands:
      - git config --global -l
      - git config --global user.email circleci@circleci
      - git config --global user.name CircleCI
      - npm run deploy

#6

Could everyone try npm run deploy and let us know if this resolves the issue?


#7

Super weird that CircleCI does not pick up the official environment variables. (https://git-scm.com/book/gr/v2/Git-Internals-Environment-Variables#_committing)

Thats my workaround:

deployment:
  production:
    branch: development
    commands:
      - git config --global user.email "$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL"
      - git config --global user.name "$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME"
      - npm run deploy

The git config --global -l was not neccessary for me to get it working.

@zzak: so no, it is not npm run deploy, it is the manually setting of the git credentials which actually fixed the issue. The npm script is different for everyone.


#8