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Why do I need a "full Git clone" when deploying to Heroku?

Bruno Zica
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May 6, 2023


The documentation on page says the following:

Heroku deployments require a full Git clone. By default, Pipelines clones your repository with a depth of 50 to shorten your build time. You can configure your Pipeline to do a full Git clone in your bitbucket-pipelines.yml file.

I don't understand why do I need a "full Git clone".

Bitbucket only needs to create a tgz with the source code and send that package to Heroku. The tgz should not contain the ".git" directory because it has no use for Heroku. Heroku only needs the source code.

So, why a "full Git clone"?


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May 8, 2023

Hi Bruno,

We are not entirely sure of this to be honest. Heroku is a third-party application and based on previous troubleshooting - does not accept an outbound connection properly when deploying without a full clone.

I would suggest reaching out to Heroku support for this enquiry:


- Ben (Bitbucket Cloud Support)


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