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Security update process common errors

The following list includes errors commonly seen during RA environment security updates, with possible solutions.

  • Error: Drush, All pending updates failed on RA for prod:siteName
  • Error: Unable to run drush #.#.# pm-updatestatus/pm:security on any Production multisite for prod:siteName, exiting.
    • Default multisite not working
      • Configure the default multisite with a working settings.php file with a correct database include statement. See Configuring your application to use environment databases.
      • Point requests for default at a working multisite in the sites.php file, using sites.php to specify an alternate settings.php file.
    • Drush symlink is missing from vendor/bin - Ensure vendor/bin/drush is committed to a branch and deployed.
    • An alternate .drushrc file was detected. - Remove it from the codebase and add it to your .gitignore file.
    • See Known issues with Drush for Drush specific solutions.
    • The Drupal 8 website isn’t composer based.
  • Error: Error performing task 16811 : StageDeploy with error message Staging failed because at least one site failed to stage during the process.
  • Error: Unable to run drush As this is a Drupal multi-site build, and you haven't specified a [status] pm-updatestatus/pm:security on any Production multisite for prod:siteName, exiting.
    • This error is related to the Domain Access module.
      • Give the RA team a list of 5 to 10 domains for websites to include in the update process.
      • Add domain aliases to your primary domain configuration on production that includes all non-production domains.
  • Error: Unable to run drush [notice] Missing database table: key_value pm-updatestatus/pm:security on any Production multisite for prod:siteName, exiting.
    • Contact a developer to correct the issue causing the notice.
  • Error: Unable to run drush [warning] "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue"? file.module:898 pm-updatestatus/pm:security on any Production multisite for  prod:siteName, exiting.
    • This error indicates an outdated Drupal core running on PHP 7.3.
      • Update Drupal core.