Hello GitLab community,
this is my first post here and like probably most of you who make the first post I have a question. I hope I can return your help on occasion.
After reading `.gitlab-ci.yml` keyword reference | GitLab I expected a certain stage not to be executed, when a .NORELEASE file is existent, which is created at an earlier stage and made accessible with the keyword artifacts.
→ Version determination stage
[do something that creates a .VERSION and a .NORELEASE file if the version should not be released] artifacts: paths: - .VERSION - .NORELEASE
→ deployment stage
rules: - exists: - .NORELEASE when : never - if: $CI_COMMIT_BRANCH == "develop" when : manual
As I ran it the first time the job was able to be executed manually. I thought, that the .NORELEASE file is not existent for any reason and added a section to the scripts keyword as follows:
script: - test -f .NORELEASE && echo ".NORELEASE file detected, container deployment will be aborted." && exit 0
The output of the next run showed the following line:
$ test -f .NORELEASE && echo ".NORELEASE file detected, container deployment will be aborted." && exit 0 .NORELEASE file detected, container deployment will be aborted. Running after_script
So at least when the scripts section is executed, the .NORELEASE file is there.
My question is: where am I doing wrong here? I see two possible reasons:
- The way I’m using the exists - when : never rule is wrong and I misunderstood what was meant by the phrase: “The job is not added to the pipeline: - If a rule matches and has
- The .NORELEASE file is available in the scripts section, but for some reason I don’t understand it is not yet available when the rules are evaluated.
Forgive me if this question is possibly obvious to an experienced user, but unfortunately I am far from being one. So thank you for any advice.