sentry-cli tool can be used for release management on Sentry. It allows you to create, edit and delete releases as well as upload release artifacts for them. Note that releases are global per organization. If you want the releases in different projects to be treated as separate entities, make the version name unique across the organization. For example, if you have projectA and projectB that share version numbers, you can name the releases
Releases are created with the
sentry-cli releases new command. It takes at the very least a version identifier that uniquely identifies the releases. There are a few restrictions – the release name cannot contain newlines, spaces, or “\", be “.”, “..”, or exceed 200 characters. The value can be arbitrary, but for certain platforms, recommendations exist:
- for mobile devices use
VERSION_NUMBER (BUILD_NUMBER). So for instance
- if you use a DVCS we recommed using the identifying hash (eg: the commit SHA,
da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709). You can let sentry-cli automatically determine this hash for supported version control systems with
sentry-cli releases propose-version.
- if you tag releases we recommend using the release tag (eg:
Releases can also be auto created by different systems. For instance upon uploading a source map a release is automatically created. Likewise releases are created by some clients when an event for a release comes in.
By default a release is created “unreleased”. Finalizing a release means that we fill in a second timestamp on the release record, which is prioritized over
date_created when sorting releases in the UI. This also affects what counts as “the next release” for resolving issues, what release is used as the base for associating commits if you use
--auto, and creates an entry in the Activity stream.
This can be changed by passing either
--finalize to the
new command which will immediately finalize the release or you can separately call
sentry-cli releases finalize VERSION later on. The latter is useful if you are managing releases as part of a build process e.g.
#!/bin/sh sentry-cli releases new "$VERSION" # do your build steps here # once you are done, finalize sentry-cli releases finalize "$VERSION"
You can also choose to finalize the release when you’ve made the release live (when you’ve deployed to your machines, enabled in the App store, etc.).
If you are using git you can ask Sentry to determine
#!/bin/sh VERSION=`sentry-cli releases propose-version`
If you have repositories configured within your Sentry organization you can associate commits with your release.
There are two modes in which you can use this. One is the fully automatic mode. If you are deploying from a git repository and sentry-cli can discover the git repository from the current working directory you can set the commits with the
sentry-cli releases set-commits "$VERSION" --auto
In case you are deploying without access to the git repository, you can manually specify the commits instead. To do this, pass the
--commit parameter to the
set-commits command in the format
REPO_NAME@REVISION. You can repeat this for as many repositories as you have:
sentry-cli releases set-commits "$VERSION" --commit "my-repo@deadbeef"
To see which repos are available for the organization, you can run
sentry-cli repos list which will return a list of configured repositories.
Note that you need to refer to releases you need to use the actual full commit SHA. If you want to refer to tags or references (like HEAD), the repository needs to he checked out and reachable from the path where you invoke sentry-cli.
If you also want to set a previous commit instead of letting the server use the previous release as the base point you can do that by setting a commit range:
sentry-cli releases set-commits "$VERSION" --commit "my-repo@from..to"
Managing Release Artifacts
sentry-cli has specific support.
To manage release artfacts the
sentry-cli releases files command can be used which itself provides various sub commands.
The most common use case is to upload files. For the generic upload the
Files uploaded are typically named with a full (eg:
http://example.com/foo.js) or truncated URL (eg:
Release artifacts are only considered at time of event processing. So while it’s possible to modify release artifacts after the fact they will only be considered for future events of that release.
The first argument to
upload is the path to the file, the second is an optional URL we should associate it with. Note that if you want to use an abbreviated URL (eg:
~/foo.js) make sure to use single quotes to avoid the expansion by the shell to your home folder.
$ sentry-cli releases files VERSION upload /path/to/file '~/file.js'
Upload Source Maps
For source map upload, a separate command is provided which assists you in uploading and verifying source maps:
$ sentry-cli releases files VERSION upload-sourcemaps /path/to/sourcemaps
This command provides a bunch of options and attempts as much auto detection as possible. By default, it will scan the provided path for files and upload them named by their path with a
~/ prefix. It will also attempt to figure out references between minified files and source maps based on the filename. So if you have a file named
foo.min.map for example, it will send a long a
Sourcemap header to associate them. This works for files the system can detect a relationship of.
The following options exist to change the behavior of the upload command:
This prevents the automatic detection of source map references. It’s not recommended to use this option since the system falls back to not emitting a reference anyways. It is however useful if you are manually adding
sourceMapURLcomments to the minified files and you know that they are more correct than the autodetection.
When this option is provided,
sentry-cliwill rewrite the source maps before upload. This does two things:
- It flattens out indexed source maps. This has the advantage that it can compress source maps sometimes which might improve your processing times and can work with tools that embed local paths for source map references which would not work on the server. This is useful when working with source maps for development purposes in particular.
- Local file references in source maps for source contents are inlined. This works particularly well with react-native projects which might reference thousands of files you probably do not want to upload separately.
- It automatically validates source maps before upload very accurately which can spot errors you would not find otherwise until an event comes in. This is an improved version of what
When paired with
--rewritethis will chop-off a prefix from all sources references inside uploaded source maps. For instance, you can use this to remove a path that is build machine specific. The common prefix version will attempt to automatically guess what the common prefix is and chop that one off automatically. This will not modify the uploaded sources paths. To do that, point the
upload-sourcemapscommand to a more precise directory instead.
This attempts source map validation before upload when rewriting is not enabled. It will spot a variety of issues with source maps and cancel the upload if any are found. This is not the default as this can cause false positives.
This sets an URL prefix in front of all files. This defaults to
~/but you might want to set this to the full URL. This is also useful if your files are stored in a sub folder. eg:
Overrides the list of file extensions to upload. By default, the following file extensions are processed:
bundle. The tool will automatically detect the type of the file by the file contents (eg: sources, minified sources, and source maps) and act appropriately. For multiple extensions you need to repeat the option, e.g.:
--ext js --ext map.
Specifies one or more patterns of ignored files and folders. Overrides patterns specified in the ignore file. See
--ignore-filefor more information. Note that unlike
--ignore-file, this argument is interpreted relative to the specified path argument.
Specifies a file containing patterns of files and folders to ignore during the scan. Ignore patterns follow the gitignore rules and are evaluated relative to the location of the ignore file. The file is assumed in the current working directory or any of its parent directories.
Some example usages:
$ sentry-cli releases files 0.1 upload-sourcemaps /path/to/sourcemaps $ sentry-cli releases files 0.1 upload-sourcemaps /path/to/sourcemaps \ --url-prefix '~/static/js` $ sentry-cli releases files 0.1 upload-sourcemaps /path/to/sourcemaps \ --url-prefix '~/static/js` --rewrite --strip-common-prefix $ sentry-cli releases files 0.1 upload-sourcemaps /path/to/sourcemaps \ --ignore-file .sentryignore
To list uploaded files, the following command can be used:
$ sentry-cli releases files VERSION list
This will return a list of all uploaded files for that release.
You can also delete already uploaded files. Either by name or all files at once:
$ sentry-cli releases files VERSION delete NAME_OF_FILE $ sentry-cli releases files VERSION delete --all
You can also associate deploys with releases. To create a deploy you first create a release and then a deploy for it. At the very least, you should supply the “environment” the deploy goes to (production, staging etc.). You can freely define this:
$ sentry-cli releases deploys VERSION new -e ENVIRONMENT
Optionally, you can also define how long the deploy took:
start=$(date +%s) ... now=$(date +%s) sentry-cli releases deploys VERSION new -e ENVIRONMENT -t $((now-start))
Deploys can be listed too (however they cannot be deleted):
$ sentry-cli releases deploys VERSION list