First I’d like to state that balenaCloud is a really a wonderful tool, a true game changer; I am adapting the dev pipeline in my company in order to use it, and I can’t wait to have that ready for production
I am facing one issue: I cannot push a repository where git LFS (https://git-lfs.github.com/) is used to track some files in order to update my app.
I first had a warning about the LFS locking API not being supported by the remote, hence I issued, as per the error message, a
git config lfs.https://git.balena-cloud.com/user_xxx/repo_xxx.git/info/lfs.locksverify false. But then when I push to balena’s remote I get an error “batch request: unexpected end of JSON input”. I can push my repo if I disable the LFS pre-hook by adding the “–no-verify” flag to
git push, but then when my app get deployed, as expected, the content of the files tracked by LFS only contains pointers, not the actual data (in the Dockerfile I copy part of the repo to the final image).
Note that pushing the app using the CLI does work, but within my team it will not always be an option to rely on balena CLI for such operation.
I did not see any mention of LFS here nor in the docs, hence I suspect that this use-case is not supported at all. If there is no way to host LFS files on balena’s git server maybe you could provide an option to point to another server, from which balenaCloud would fetch the LFS files? (I think this is how it is done on Heroku for example).
Am I missing something or is this too much of a limit use-case?