Worker node failed deploy with a missing data from configmap

  • Is this your first time deploying Airbyte?: No
  • OS Version / Instance: Ubuntu
  • Memory / Disk: NA
  • Deployment: helm
  • Airbyte Version: latest
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  • Step: deployment
  • Description: using airbyte helm chart to deploy to aws eks with version 0.44.0. worker pod failed because of the following error message:

Error: couldn’t find key STRICT_COMPARISON_NORMALIZATION_TAG in ConfigMap airbyte/airbyte-airbyte-env

used to deploy successfully with version 0.43.24

please provide some advise to fix this issue.

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I experienced the same issue with trying to upgrade an existing Kubernetes instance using Helm and the v0.44.0 and v0.44.1 charts from

I was able to resolve the issue by editing the <RELEASE_NAME>-airbyte-env configmap in Kubernetes to include the keys “STRICT_COMPARISON_NORMALIZATION_TAG” and “STRICT_COMPARISON_NORMALIZATION_WORKSPACES” with empty strings as values. Then I deleted the worker pod that was failing to start and the recreated pod started. Airbyte appears functional again.

I noted this and this commit to master concerning flags with these values. It is somewhat confusing because the first commit Reverts a commit that added these flags to charts/airbyte-worker/templates/deployment.yaml (along with other places the flags are picked up) and the second commit Reverts the reversion.

Perhaps related, the Helm chart version I am getting from the official Helm repo is 0.44.1 but on master in the Github Airbyte repo, the chart version in charts/airbyte/Chart.yaml is 0.43.22. I am curious if there is any insight into how Chart versions on relate to the versions on master in the Airbyte repo.

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The PR try to fix the issue:

thanks for your reply.
will wait for this PR to merge. will use the solution mentioned in the PR for now.

Hello Jing, it’s been a while without an update from us. Are you still having problems or did you find a solution?