Hello! I have a quick question regarding how others use this tool. From what I can tell, Circle will always look for that specific config.yml (version 2) to tell it how to deploy whatever it is you’re doing; however, I want to achieve something that’s potentially a little different:
I want to centralize my IaC repository to include specific subdirectories for builds that we many want to execute. For example:
appName-build/ |──.circleci/ | └─ config.yml |──setup/ | └─ setup.json (Cloudformation template for building the setup resources) |──api/ | └─ api.json (Cloudformation template for building resources related to api) |──services/ | └─ services.json (Cloudformation template for building lambdas + fargate) |──images/ | └─ script.sh (Script for pushing new image to ECR)
For just an image push, I may not want to rebuild the entire api format with cloudformation. How could I potentially pass a parameter to Circle to allow for a specific cloudformation template to be deployed?
Right now, we have multiple repositories for one app. Each repository contains the necessary build script for it to be built-- we’re triggering this manually by deploying the individual repositories. For scalability reasons, I want to segretate the IaC to only one repository.
appName-build-setup |──.circleci/ | |──config.yml | └─ aws_deploy.sh (Deploys builder.json to AWS) |──builder.json (Cloudformation-specific template for setup) appName-build-services |──.circleci/ | |──config.yml | └─ aws_deploy.sh (Deploys builder.json to AWS) |──builder.json (Cloudformation-specific template for services) ... appName-build-images |──.circleci/ | |──config.yml | └─ aws_deploy.sh (Deploys builder.json to AWS, no CF template for it)
To reiterate the question, how would I enforce CircleCI to only rebuild certain portions of the repository? Essentially, I want to be able to pass in a parameters such as --images or --services to only rebuild that specific folder. Does each folder need to contain a .circleci/? How would someone go about achieving the desired effect here?