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Hi dear community,

We're currently facing a problem with deploying lambda function's artefacts together with 3rd party libraries.

Could you please clarify, how to resolve and deploy properly these dependencies using aws-sam-deploy pipe?


* we use the last version of pipe.

variables in BBPL file:


To reproduce: 

add requirements.txt file( with e.g. psycopg2-binary) to your lambda source code. Deploy. In S3 bucket you'll see that the file uploaded to S3 bucket is too small and Lambda is not working.


Best Regards,


4 answers

Hi everyone, 

I struggled with the same issue for a while, and came up with the following:

- step:
name: Build & Deploy to Production
- pip install aws-sam-cli # install sam cli first
- sam build # package the project properly
- cd .aws-sam/build # all packages (one folder per function) are located here
- pipe: atlassian/aws-sam-deploy:0.5.2
SOME_VARIABLE: 'some value...'

Long story short, you'll need the three extra commands (the ones with comments next to them) to create the packages before you call sam-deploy. 

I checked the current version of the lib (aws-sam-deploy:0.5.2) and I wasn't able to figure out how the commands "sam build" and "sam deploy" are triggered. For that reason I decided to run the build as an extra step and be sure that everything is packaged the way I want. Then it seems that the pipe can do the rest. I'd really appreciate some clarification here from the team that created this one.

 I also wanted to raise one question about the solution provided by @Ignas Pbecause I feel there is a week point there. In my opinion the requirement to create the samconfig file on the localhost limits this solution from being dynamic. As an example, when one adds a new lambda function, she has to remember to re-generate this config before she runs the pipeline. Please let me know your thoughts on that there is something I have missed.


Had exact same problem. The issue is that Bitbucket's pipeline doesn't actually use AWS' SAM command. It is doing something weird. If you try to deploy yourself using sam deploy, everything will be fine. Here's pipeline I made myself that works perfectly.

1. Run aws sam locally first to create samconfig.toml. Merge it to the branch.

2. Set AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY variables in the repository's settings.

- step:
name: deploy to AWS
image: python:3.7
- apt-get update
- curl -LkSs -o aws-sam.tar.gz
- tar -xf aws-sam.tar.gz
- "cd ./aws-sam-*"
- make - cd ../
- samdev --version
- samdev build
- yes | samdev deploy


I think, this might be  somehow related to `aws-sam-deploy` pipe uses `sam package ---template-file",  and with it somehow packages are properly installed and uploaded. 

Any updates on this?

I've faced with exact same problem. I need to deploy AWS stack, which contains some AWS services and Lambda. Lambda using 3rd party libraries. After deploy, Lambda code raises an error, because 3rd party libraries can't be found

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