I ran into a problem deploying to one of our (new) VMs. I ran out of idea’s since I can’t seem to find a lot of documentation about this …
This deployment works on other machines/environments, but I can’t seem to find out why this one is failing (without any details). I have already tried to isolate some deployment steps, but this happens on every step.

Please let me know what details you need …

Thanks in advance!

                    |   == Failed: Step 6: Setup the databases ==
10:19:36   Fatal    |     The step failed: Activity Setup the SAM Database on failed with error 'The remote script failed with exit code 255'.
10:19:36   Verbose  |     Setup the databases completed
                    |     Failed:
10:19:26   Verbose  |       Octopus Server version: 3.3.23+Branch.master.Sha.b40b81a99f1dd143e64ea50818f1c15e419a91bb
10:19:26   Info     |       Executing script on ''
10:19:28   Verbose  |       Octopus Deploy: Calamari version 3.3.29+Branch.master.Sha.2bd6efcee8e1a354bf6e8c3bb7d727e98957b320
10:19:28   Error    |       Process is terminated due to StackOverflowException.
10:19:36   Fatal    |       Setup the SAM Database on

Nevermind … Because of the nature of the exception (stackoverflow), I checked out the corresponding variable sets and looked for any possible circular references … which I found!

Which makes me wonder … would it be possible to prevent this?
Since a variable’s value can have placeholders to other variables, which may even be defined in other variable sets, you can create very tricky situations, were you can also accidently end up in a loop …

It could have helped me a lot, if I knew what the Octopus Tentacle was doing at the time of this exception, but there is no logging indicating that e.g. variables are being read …

best regards,

Hi Tom,

Thanks for reaching out. We actually filed a bug for this a couple of hours ago:

I’m adding this thread on that github issue to increase its priority.




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