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helm dependency

manage a chart’s dependencies


Manage the dependencies of a chart.

Helm charts store their dependencies in ‘charts/’. For chart developers, it is often easier to manage dependencies in ‘Chart.yaml’ which declares all dependencies.

The dependency commands operate on that file, making it easy to synchronize between the desired dependencies and the actual dependencies stored in the ‘charts/’ directory.

For example, this Chart.yaml declares two dependencies:

# Chart.yaml
- name: nginx
  version: "1.2.3"
  repository: "https://example.com/charts"
- name: memcached
  version: "3.2.1"
  repository: "https://another.example.com/charts"

The ‘name’ should be the name of a chart, where that name must match the name in that chart’s ‘Chart.yaml’ file.

The ‘version’ field should contain a semantic version or version range.

The ‘repository’ URL should point to a Chart Repository. Helm expects that by appending ‘/index.yaml’ to the URL, it should be able to retrieve the chart repository’s index. Note: ‘repository’ can be an alias. The alias must start with ‘alias:’ or ‘@’.

Starting from 2.2.0, repository can be defined as the path to the directory of the dependency charts stored locally. The path should start with a prefix of “file://“. For example,

# Chart.yaml
- name: nginx
  version: "1.2.3"
  repository: "file://../dependency_chart/nginx"

If the dependency chart is retrieved locally, it is not required to have the repository added to helm by “helm add repo”. Version matching is also supported for this case.


  -h, --help   help for dependency

Options inherited from parent commands

      --add-dir-header                   If true, adds the file directory to the header
      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
      --debug                            enable verbose output
      --kube-context string              name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --kubeconfig string                path to the kubeconfig file
      --log-backtrace-at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log-dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --log-file string                  If non-empty, use this log file
      --log-file-max-size uint           Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited. (default 1800)
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files (default true)
  -n, --namespace string                 namespace scope for this request
      --registry-config string           path to the registry config file (default "~/.config/helm/registry.json")
      --repository-cache string          path to the file containing cached repository indexes (default "~/.cache/helm/repository")
      --repository-config string         path to the file containing repository names and URLs (default "~/.config/helm/repositories.yaml")
      --skip-headers                     If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages
      --skip-log-headers                 If true, avoid headers when opening log files
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                          number for the log level verbosity
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging


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