A couple of days ago I was creating a new Azure DevOps Pipeline based on an existing yaml file. That yaml extracts a Power Platform solution and pushes it to an Azure DevOps Git repo thanks to a command line step. All I had to do was adding a couple of variables to make that pipeline work, at least that was what I thought.

Unfortunately the pipeline first run failed with the following error:

error: src refspec master does not match any

I then spent way too much time to my liking figuring out what was wrong in my pipeline considering I was using an existing yaml file that was actually working in other pipelines. Here is what I found.

Fixing the shallow fetch option

Edit your pipeline and open the triggers configuration:

Use the menu to open the triggers configuration.

Then navigate to the “Yaml” tab, select the “Get sources” step, scroll down and uncheck the “Shallow fetch” option:

Disable the Shallow fetch option.

Your pipeline should now be working fine.

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