Sometimes Github actions are failing and it is difficult to reproduce the error locally, in particular if you have a different OS.
Fortunately we can use the Debugging with SSH Github action, make a temporary branch, and add this step before the step that produces an error:
- name: Setup upterm session uses: lhotari/action-upterm@v1 with: ## limits ssh access and adds the ssh public key for the user which triggered the workflow limit-access-to-actor: false
NOTE: Anybody can connect to this session, so make sure you don’t have sensitive data
Create a pull request to trigger execution of the Github action workflow.
Then check the logs of your Linux and Mac OS builds, you should find a connection string of the form:
Type it in a terminal to connect to the virtual machine running on Github and debug the issue interactively.
If you get a “Permission denied (public key)” on Linux, see this workaround, pasted here for convenience (you don’t need to add this key to your github account):
ssh-keygen -o -a 100 -t ed25519 -f ~/.ssh/id_ed25519 -C "yourusername@company" ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_ed25519 <somestring>:<somestring>=@uptermd.upterm.dev
Once done, take a look at the current running Actions and cancel any leftover runs.