Followed serverless guide but failed to get same results

I was following the guide on creating and deploying a serverless function:

  • I created a token as per
  • I installed doctl by using the wget method for Linux (also tried this whole process on a Mac using brew, just to be sure)
  • $ doctl auth init with the API token was successful
  • I created a namespace: $ doctl serverless namespaces create --label "meowchik" --region ams and got the output Connected to functions namespace 'fn-0cafc14a-fc8b-4197-8b9c-ac9f6618429c' on API host ''
  • I initialized a test project using $ doctl serverless init --language js meowchik-project and got the output A local functions project directory 'meowchik-project' was created for you. You may deploy it by running the command shown on the next line: doctl serverless deploy meowchik-project
  • However when deploying it I get an error: $ doctl serverless deploy meowchik-project/ Error: Invalid project configuration file (project.yml): http request failed: GET Learn more about the project configuration file

I can further isolate this by showing this weird interaction:

  1. $ doctl serverless connect helloworldns -> Connected to functions namespace 'fn-1f1df919-32ed-45fd-97f5-82400fd6a65e' on API host '' (label=helloworldns)
  2. $ doctl serverless status -> Error: serverless support is installed but not connected to a functions namespace (use 'doctl serverless connect')

I’m pretty confused and not sure what to do about this. I haven’t changed any configuration or the project.yml file, everything is pretty much default and followed step by step according to the guide.

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Bobby Iliev
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April 2, 2024

Hi there,

The issue with doctl serverless connect and doctl serverless status showing a disconnect might indicate a problem with the doctl tool. What is the version that you are currently using?

doctl version

I’ve just tested this with 1.105.0-release and it seems to be working as expected. If you are not running the latest version, I could suggest trying to upgrade to the latest one.

Also, if you were to run doctl serverless namespaces list do you see the correct namespace listed there?



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