On Wednesday, we announced that Fishtown Analytics is now dbt Labs. Neat! That means if you, like me, are in the habit of typing github dot com slash fishtown dash analytics slash dbt into a browser first thing each morning, you’re now magically redirected to a shorter, neater URL.
The dbt Hub has followed suit. On the homepage, you’ll now see links to plenty of packages in the
dbt-labs organization. So, you might be asking: What does that mean for your
packages.yml that looks like this?
packages: - package: fishtown-analytics/dbt_utils version: 0.6.4 - package: fishtown-analytics/audit_helper version: 0.3.0 - package: fishtown-analytics/codegen version: 0.3.1
All existing package versions are stable and will continue working. That includes all references to
packages.ymlfiles. GitHub handles the redirect, the clone goes through, your
- All existing versions of dbt Labs-maintained packages (as of July 1, 2021) are available in both namespaces,
- After today, new versions of dbt Labs-maintained packages will only be available in the
All of us will take time to acclimate to the new name; “I work at Fishtown” is a hard habit to break! For now, dbt doesn’t know that
dbt-labs/dbt_utils are really the same package. If your project installs packages that depend on
dbt_utils, and you also specify
dbt_utils as a dependency, you’ll need to coordinate namespaces.
calogica/dbt_date v0.3.1 depends on
fishtown-analytics/dbt_utils. So if you try:
packages: - package: calogica/dbt_date # needs fishtown-analytics/dbt_utils version: 0.3.1 - package: dbt-labs/dbt_utils # that's not fishtown! version: 0.6.6
dbt thinks it needs to install a package named
dbt_utils from two different places. So you’ll see an error like:
Encountered an error: Found duplicate project "dbt_utils". This occurs when a dependency has the same project name as some other dependency.
For now, the simple fix is to switch back to a matching namespace:
packages: - package: calogica/dbt_date version: 0.3.1 - package: fishtown-analytics/dbt_utils version: 0.6.6
We (dbt Labs) maintain a dozen packages on the Hub site, many of which depend on dbt-utils. Over the next week, we’re going to put out new minor versions of all our packages that:
- Are compatible with dbt v0.20.0
- Are compatible with dbt-utils v0.7.0
- Specify their package dependency as
If you’re a package maintainer, and your package depends on one of ours (likely
dbt_utils), I’d ask that you please update to the
dbt-labs namespace in your next minor-version release. With dbt v0.20 just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to establish forward compatibility. Let me know if you need help or have questions—you can thread them up here, and my DMs are always open.