Live Beats App Question

I was working on deploying the Live Beats app from the Fly repo and kept running into an issue when trying to export GitHub client ID and secret. When doing this:


I kept getting an error that the LIVE_BEATS_GITHUB_CLIENT_ID or LIVE_BEATS_GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET wasn’t set. It was almost as if the terminal or fly launch wasn’t catching the envs being exported. It only seemed to go through and work when using flyctl secrets set. I shouldn’t have to use flyctl secrets set in this case, right? It should work with me exporting the envs?

Here is the full error that I was getting in the terminal-

ERROR! Config provider Config.Reader failed with:
** (ArgumentError) could not fetch environment variable “LIVE_BEATS_GITHUB_CLIENT_ID” because it is not set
(elixir 1.12.0) lib/system.ex:699: System.fetch_env!/1
(stdlib 3.15) erl_eval.erl:685: :erl_eval.do_apply/6
(stdlib 3.15) erl_eval.erl:893: :erl_eval.expr_list/6
(stdlib 3.15) erl_eval.erl:237: :erl_eval.expr/5
(stdlib 3.15) erl_eval.erl:229: :erl_eval.expr/5
(stdlib 3.15) erl_eval.erl:893: :erl_eval.expr_list/6
(stdlib 3.15) erl_eval.erl:408: :erl_eval.expr/5
(stdlib 3.15) erl_eval.erl:123: :erl_eval.exprs/5
{“init terminating in do_boot”,{#{‘exception’=>true,‘struct’=>‘Elixir.ArgumentError’,message=><<“could not fetch environment variable "LIVE_BEATS_GITHUB_CLIENT_ID" because it is not set”>>},[{‘Elixir.System’,‘fetch_env!’,1,[{file,“lib/system.ex”},{line,699}]},{erl_eval,do_apply,6,[{file,“erl_eval.erl”},{line,685}]},{erl_eval,expr_list,6,[{file,“erl_eval.erl”},{line,893}]},{erl_eval,expr,5,[{file,“erl_eval.erl”},{line,237}]},{erl_eval,expr,5,[{file,“erl_eval.erl”},{line,229}]},{erl_eval,expr_list,6,[{file,“erl_eval.erl”},{line,893}]},{erl_eval,expr,5,[{file,“erl_eval.erl”},{line,408}]},{erl_eval,exprs,5,[{file,“erl_eval.erl”},{line,123}]}]}}
init terminating in do_boot ({,[{Elixir.System,fetch_env!,1,[{},{}]},{erl_eval,do_apply,6,[{},{}]},{erl_eval,expr_list,6,[{},{}]},{erl_eval,expr,5,[{},{}]},{erl_eval,expr,5,[{},{}]},{erl_eva
Crash dump is being written to: erl_crash.dump…done
2023-06-12T23:21:43.713618Z INFO libinit::linux::proc: Main child exited normally with code: 1
2023-06-12T23:21:43.714514Z INFO init: Starting clean up.
2023-06-12T23:21:43.715197Z WARN init::hallpass: hallpass exited, pid: 526, status: signal: 15 (SIGTERM)
2023/06/12 23:21:43 listening on [fdaa:2:4e3a:a7b:137:d53:899a:2]:22 (DNS: [fdaa::3]:53)
[ 2.150832] reboot: Restarting system
machine restart policy set to ‘no’, not restarting
Error: release command failed - aborting deployment. error release_command machine 3d8d945ec196d8 exited with non-zero status of 1

Hi @darriondumlao

fly launch does not copy the current environment variables of your computer into the VM on fly.

Secrets should only be set using fly secrets set. Environment variables can also be set using the [env] section of fly.toml but this should not contain secrets.

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I appreciate the help on this and further understanding.

Thank you so much :slight_smile: