kargo: Unable to run make hack-build-cli


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This isn’t a bug in Kargo just in the Makefile so only relevant for developers/contributors

When running make hack-build-cli I encounter the following error:

docker run -it --rm -v gomodcache:/home/user/gocache -v /Users/webstradev/development/personal/kargo/:/workspaces/kargo -v /workspaces/kargo/ui/node_modules -w /workspaces/kargo kargo:dev-tools sh -c 'GOOS=darwin GOARCH=arm64 make build-cli' CGO_ENABLED=0 go build \ -ldflags "-w -X github.com/akuity/kargo/internal/version.version= -X github.com/akuity/kargo/internal/version.buildDate=$(date -u +'%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ') -X github.com/akuity/kargo/internal/version.gitCommit= -X github.com/akuity/kargo/internal/version.gitTreeState=" \ -o bin/kargo-darwin-arm64 \ ./cmd/cli error obtaining VCS status: exit status 128 Use -buildvcs=false to disable VCS stamping. make: *** [Makefile:109: build-cli] Error 1 make: *** [hack-build-cli] Error 2 webstradev@Eriks-MacBook-Pro kargo %

When I add -buildvcs - false, as the error message suggests it works just fine.

Running make build-cli (without the hack) also works as intended.


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switch to main branch, run make hack-build-cli


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  • Created 3 months ago
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or alternatively i can make a pr to add -buildvcs=false to the goflags

We’re already passing all necessary version info in through other means, so I think I would find this acceptable.

Thank you!

Can you try erasing the node modules directory and then rerunning the command?