How to Update App Platform App Spec via doctl

Hi, I am trying to add the option catchall_document: index.html to my app spec via doctl. However I recieve 500 server error evertime I run this command: doctl apps update <app_id> --spec ~/dev/.do/quiz-app.yaml.

doctl apps spec validate says my spec is valid. What am I doing wrong and why cannot update my app spec at all from doctl???


the app spec:

name: quiz-backend
region: fra
    - cluster_name: quiznights-redis
      engine: REDIS
      name: quiznights-redis
      production: true
      version: "6"
    - cluster_name: db-mysql-fra1-40094
      db_name: quiz
      db_user: quiznights
      engine: MYSQL
      name: db-mysql-fra1-40094
      production: true
      version: "8"
    - environment_slug: node-js
          branch: main
          deploy_on_push: true
          repo: quiznights/quiz-backend
      http_port: 8080
      instance_count: 1
      instance_size_slug: basic-xxs
      name: quiz-backend
          - path: /api
      run_command: npm start
    - build_command: npm run build
      catchall_document: index.html
      environment_slug: node-js
          branch: main
          deploy_on_push: true
          repo: quiznights/quiz-frontend
      name: quiz-frontend
          - path: /

I also tried to rename my default branches to main instead of master

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Hi @miccoh,

Usually this means that there is a validation error in the spec that is mis-categorized as a 500 error instead. Could you post the YAML that you’re trying to upload? Do you happen to have error_document configured as well? It’s mutually exclusive with catchall_document so you’ll need to remove it if so.

If you would like to, you can add the --trace option to doctl to print the full details of the request and attach it to a support ticket so that the team can take a closer look.

As for the doctl apps spec validate command, currently it only does basic validation around the YAML structure. We’re working on expanding the scope of validation checks that it performs, but currently it does not include all the rules.