Version: 4.11

Deploy Git-based Dependencies

Example

dependencies:
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-api-server
branch: stable
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-auth-server
revision: c967392
profile: production
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-database-server
tag: v3.0.1
subPath: /configuration
Authentication

DevSpace is using the git credential store. So, if you are able to clone or pull from the specified repository, DevSpace will also be able clone or pull this repository.

source

source.git

The source.git option expects a string with the URL of a git repository. DevSpace will use the master branch by default and assumes that the devspace.yaml is located at the root directory of the git repository. To customize this behavior, use the following, complementary config options:

Caching

DevSpace will clone the git repository which is defined as a dependency and cache the project in the global cache folder (i.e. $HOME/.devspace). DevSpace will also pull new commits before deploying the dependency.

Example: Git Projects as Dependency

dependencies:
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-api-server
branch: stable
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-auth-server
revision: c967392
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-auth-server
tag: v3.0.1

Explanation:

  • When you run devspace deploy or devspace dev for the first time after defining the dependencies, DevSpace will check out all git projects into the global cache folder $HOME/.devspace.
  • Whenever you run devspace deploy or devspace dev (even the first time), DevSpace will:
    • Run a git pull for all cached repositories.
    • Load the devspace.yaml files of the dependency projects and resolve their dependencies respectively.
    • Deploy all dependency projects according to their devspace.yaml files.

source.branch

The source.branch option expects a string stating the branch of the git repository referenced via source.git that should be used when deploying this dependency.

Default Value For source.branch

branch: master

source.tag

The source.tag option expects a string stating a tag of the git repository referenced via source.git that should be used when deploying this dependency.

source.revision

The source.revision option expects a string stating a commit hash of the git repository referenced via source.git that should be used when deploying this dependency.

source.subPath

The source.subPath option expects a string stating a folder within the git repository referenced via source.git that contains the devspace.yaml for this dependency.

Default Value For source.subPath

subPath: /

Git Options

source.disableShallow

The source.disableShallow option expects a boolean that prevents DevSpace from using shallow clones (git flag --depth 1) when retrieving a dependency via git clone.

Shallow Clone By Default

DevSpace uses shallow clones of git dependencies which reduces the time to retrieve the dependency.

Default Value For source.disableShallow

disableShallow: false

source.cloneArgs

The source.cloneArgs option expects an array of additional arguments that DevSpace will pass when cloning a git dependency using the git clone command.

Default Value For source.cloneArgs

cloneArgs: []

General Options

profile

The profile option expects a string with the name of a profile defined in the devspace.yaml of this dependency. When configuring this option, this profile will be used to deploy the dependency, i.e. the dependency will be deployed similar to running devspace deploy -p [profile] within the folder of the dependency.

Example: Use Config Profile for Dependency

dependencies:
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-api-server
profile: production

skipBuild

The skipBuild option expects a boolean that defines if the image building process should be skipped when deploying this dependency. This is often useful if you rather want to use the tags that are defined in the deployment files (e.g. manifests or helm charts) which may reference more stable, production-like versions of the images.

info

Using skipBuild is useful when trying to speed up the dependency deployment process, especially when working with many dependencies that frequently change.

Default Value For skipBuild

skipBuild: false

Example: Skip Build for Dependency

dependencies:
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-api-server
skipBuild: true

ignoreDependencies

The ignoreDependencies option expects a boolean that defines if the dependencies of this dependencies should not be resolved and deployed.

info

Using ignoreDependencies can be useful to prevent problematic circular dependencies.

Default Value For ignoreDependencies

ignoreDependencies: false

Example: Ignore Dependencies of Dependency

dependencies:
- source:
git: https://github.com/my-api-server
ignoreDependencies: true

name

The name option is optional and expects a string stating the name of this dependency.

note

Adding a name for a dependency makes it possible to reference the dependency using flags, e.g.

devspace deploy --dependency=[name]
devspace purge --dependency=[name]
devspace render --dependency=[name]

namespace

The namespace option is optional and expects a string stating a namespace that should be used to deploy the dependency to.

note

By default, DevSpace deploys project dependencies in the same namespace as the project itself.

info

You should only use the namespace option if you are an advanced user because using this option requires any user that deploys this project to be able to create this namespace during the deployment process or to have access to the namespace with the current kube-context, if the namespace already exists.