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Self-hosted experimental environment variables

The following environment variables are "experimental" because:

  • They are not commonly needed
  • They are typically an effort to work around some other service's or platform's problem
  • They can be removed at any time
  • They are variables for Renovate's internal use to validate they work as intended

Experimental variables which are commonly used and for which there is no external solution in sight can be converted to an official configuration option by the Renovate bot developers.

Use these experimental variables at your own risk. We do not follow Semantic Versioning for any experimental variables. These variables may be removed or have their behavior changed in any version. We will try to keep breakage to a minimum, but make no guarantees that an experimental variable will keep working.

RENOVATE_CACHE_NPM_MINUTES

If set to any integer, Renovate will use this integer instead of the default npm cache time (15 minutes) for the npm datasource.

RENOVATE_EXPERIMENTAL_NO_MAVEN_POM_CHECK

If set to any value, Renovate will skip its default artifacts filter check in the Maven datasource. Skipping the check will speed things up, but may result in versions being returned which don't properly exist on the server.

RENOVATE_PAGINATE_ALL

If set to any value, Renovate will always paginate requests to GitHub fully, instead of stopping after 10 pages.

RENOVATE_REUSE_PACKAGE_LOCK

If set to "false" (string), Renovate will remove any existing package-lock.json before trying to update it.

RENOVATE_USER_AGENT

If set to any string, Renovate will use this as the user-agent it sends with HTTP requests.

RENOVATE_X_HARD_EXIT

If set to any value, Renovate will use a "hard" process.exit() once all work is done, even if a sub-process is otherwise delaying Node.js from exiting. See https://github.com/renovatebot/renovate/issues/8660 for background on why this was created.

RENOVATE_X_IGNORE_NODE_WARN

Suppress the default warning when a deprecated version of Node.js is used to run Renovate.

RENOVATE_X_PLATFORM_VERSION

If set, Renovate will use this string as GitLab server version instead of checking via the GitLab API. This can be useful when you use the GitLab CI_JOB_TOKEN to authenticate Renovate.

Read platform details to learn why we need the server version on GitLab.

RENOVATE_X_S3_ENDPOINT

If set, Renovate will use this string as the endpoint when instantiating the AWS s3 client.

RENOVATE_X_S3_PATH_STYLE

If set, Renovate will enable forcePathStyle when instantiating the AWS s3 client.

Whether to force path style URLs for S3 objects (e.g., https://s3.amazonaws.com// instead of https://.s3.amazonaws.com/

Source: AWS s3 documentation - Interface BucketEndpointInputConfig

RENOVATE_X_EXEC_GPID_HANDLE

If set, Renovate will terminate the whole process group of a terminated child process spawned by Renovate.

RENOVATE_X_MATCH_PACKAGE_NAMES_MORE

If set, Renovate will try to match against packageName after trying depName When using matchPackageNames & matchPackagePatterns matchers.

RENOVATE_X_AUTODISCOVER_REPO_SORT

Note

For the Forgejo and Gitea platform only.

The sort method for autodiscover server side repository search.

Allowed values:

  • alpha
  • created
  • updated
  • size
  • id

Default value: alpha.

RENOVATE_X_AUTODISCOVER_REPO_ORDER

Note

For the Forgejo and Gitea platform only.

The order method for autodiscover server side repository search.

Allowed values:

  • asc
  • desc

Default value: asc.

OTEL_EXPORTER_OTLP_ENDPOINT

If set, Renovate will export OpenTelemetry data to the supplied endpoint. For more information see the OpenTelemetry docs.