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Latest version of DVC does not work without GIT #3474

sniranjan opened this issue Mar 11, 2020 · 1 comment

Latest version of DVC does not work without GIT #3474

sniranjan opened this issue Mar 11, 2020 · 1 comment


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@sniranjan sniranjan commented Mar 11, 2020

We build models locally and push them to DVC(S3) and we build docker containers(which are don't contain GIT). The old version 0.71.0 used to work fine but the latest version fails with the below error "ERROR: unexpected error - /my-folder is not a git repository"

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@shcheklein shcheklein commented Mar 11, 2020

More context here:


We broke the compatibility after we introduced the dvc init --subdir and made no-scm mode explicit. If .git is not found DVC expects to find the --no-scm flag in .dvc/config. If flag is also not found it raises this error.


run: dvc config core.no_scm true

It can be part of the script that creates a Docker image.

alternatively, include .git - it clearly can be suboptimal in some cases.

Proposed steps:

Since this error happens only in two situations:

  1. legacy scripts, code
  2. someone broke the existing repo (by deleting .git)

we can handle the error gracefully:

ERROR: /my-folder is not a Git repository. Since version DVC expects the directory it runs in to be a Git repository or explicit flag core.no_scm must be specified in the config. Run dvc config core.no_smc true if you don't need DVC to use Git in your setup. Read more information here -

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