This section could (obviously) use more work. Contributions are most appreciated!

I'm getting 401 auth errors on Azure.

When running Garden commands against an Azure AKS cluster with RBAC enabled, an error like the following may appear:

Failed resolving provider Kubernetes. Here's the output:
Got error from Kubernetes API - Unauthorized

StatusCodeError from Kubernetes API - 401 -

This happens because Azure with RBAC enabled uses a different authentication mechanism that the Kubernetes client library doesn't support. The solution is to use Kubelogin. See also this GitHub issue.

I have a huge number of files in my repository and Garden is eating all my CPU/RAM.

This issue often comes up on Linux, and in other scenarios where the filesystem doesn't support event-based file watching.

Thankfully, you can in most cases avoid this problem using the scan.exclude field in your project config, and/or the exclude field in your individual action and module configs. See the Including/excluding files and directories section in our Configuration Files guide for details.

I'm getting an "EPERM: operation not permitted, rename..." error on Windows.

This is a known issue with Windows and may affect many Node.js applications (and possibly others). To fix it, you can open the Windows Defender Security Center and either

  • a) disable Real-time protection; or

  • b) click "Add or remove exclusions" and add "$HOME\.garden" to the list of exclusions.

When using Garden inside tmux, colors look wonky. What gives?

You need to set tmux to use 256 colors. As per the official documentation, you can do that by adding set -g default-terminal "screen-256color" or set -g default-terminal "tmux-256color" to your ~/.tmux.conf file.

Garden hangs after resolving providers.

This could be because Garden is scanning the project files. Make sure you exclude things like node_modules or other large vendor directories. See this section of our docs.

Ingress not working for helm and kubernetes modules.

Garden does create the ingress at the Kubernetes level. However, it does not print the ingresses with the CLI output and the Garden command call won't work. This is a known issue.

Pinging the service will still work, and you'll see the Ingress resource if you run kubectl get ingress --namespace <my-namspace>.

A deployment is failing with: <release-name> has no deployed releases.

This is a well-known Helm issue. You'll need to delete the release manually with helm -n <namespace> uninstall <release-name>

There's an open pull request for a fix.

Files are missing from build context.

This is likely because they're being excluded somewhere, e.g. in .gitignore or .gardenignore.

Prior to Garden 0.13.0, .gitignore files were respected by default. In Garden 0.13.0 that behaviour was changed. Now it's possible to only specify a single ".ignore" file in the project-level configuration.

Please check your dotIgnoreFile(s) configuration and the project-level file exclusions.

ErrImagePull when referencing an image from a container module in a helm module.

Make sure to use the outputs field from the container module being referenced.

For example:

    kind: Module
    type: helm
    name: my-module
        # Use the outputs field from the container module
        repository: ${}

Release garden-nginx times out when using the local-kubernetes provider.

This can occur if nginx is not able to bind to its default port which is port 80. Stopping the process that occupies the port should solve the issue.

You can also skip the nginx installation if you already have a separate ingress controller installed, by setting setupIngressController: null in your local-kubernetes provider configuration.

On Mac: "garden" cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified.

If this error came up when running the garden binary from inside your ~/Downloads directory, try moving it outside the ~/Downloads directory before running it again.

If you're still getting this error, a workaround is to find the garden binary in Finder, CTRL-click it and choose Open. This should prevent this error message from coming up again.

See also:

Error response from daemon: experimental session with v1 builder is no longer supported, use builder version v2 (BuildKit) instead

This is a bug in Docker CE (i.e. Docker for Desktop), version 2.4.x.y. See this GitHub issue comment for a fix and more details.

Kaniko is not using image layer caches

In some container repositories, you may need to create the cache repo manually.

See this section of our docs and this GitHub comment for more details.

Can't reach my services on existing ingress URLs after re-installing Garden system services.

This can occur if you re-install the Garden Nginx Ingress Controller. For example because you ran garden plugins kubernetes uninstall-garden-services and then garden plugins kubernetes cluster-init when upgrading the system services.

When the Ingress Controller gets re-installed, it may be assigned a new IP address by your cloud provider, meaning that hostnames pointing to the previous one will no longer work.

To fix this, run kubectl get svc -n garden-system and look for the EXTERNAL-IP of the garden-nginx-nginx-ingress-controller service and update your DNS records with this new value.

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