Helm Package

helm package

package a chart directory into a chart archive


This command packages a chart into a versioned chart archive file. If a path is given, this will look at that path for a chart (which must contain a Chart.yaml file) and then package that directory.

Versioned chart archives are used by Helm package repositories.

To sign a chart, use the '--sign' flag. In most cases, you should also provide '--keyring path/to/secret/keys' and '--key keyname'.

$ helm package --sign ./mychart --key mykey --keyring ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg

If '--keyring' is not specified, Helm usually defaults to the public keyring unless your environment is otherwise configured.

helm package [CHART_PATH] [...] [flags]


      --app-version string       set the appVersion on the chart to this version
  -u, --dependency-update        update dependencies from "Chart.yaml" to dir "charts/" before packaging
  -d, --destination string       location to write the chart. (default ".")
  -h, --help                     help for package
      --key string               name of the key to use when signing. Used if --sign is true
      --keyring string           location of a public keyring (default "~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg")
      --passphrase-file string   location of a file which contains the passphrase for the signing key. Use "-" in order to read from stdin.
      --sign                     use a PGP private key to sign this package
      --version string           set the version on the chart to this semver version

Options inherited from parent commands

      --burst-limit int                 client-side default throttling limit (default 100)
      --debug                           enable verbose output
      --kube-apiserver string           the address and the port for the Kubernetes API server
      --kube-as-group stringArray       group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.
      --kube-as-user string             username to impersonate for the operation
      --kube-ca-file string             the certificate authority file for the Kubernetes API server connection
      --kube-context string             name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --kube-insecure-skip-tls-verify   if true, the Kubernetes API server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure
      --kube-tls-server-name string     server name to use for Kubernetes API server certificate validation. If it is not provided, the hostname used to contact the server is used
      --kube-token string               bearer token used for authentication
      --kubeconfig string               path to the kubeconfig file
  -n, --namespace string                namespace scope for this request
      --qps float32                     queries per second used when communicating with the Kubernetes API, not including bursting
      --registry-config string          path to the registry config file (default "~/.config/helm/registry/config.json")
      --repository-cache string         path to the file containing cached repository indexes (default "~/.cache/helm/repository")
      --repository-config string        path to the file containing repository names and URLs (default "~/.config/helm/repositories.yaml")


  • helm - The Helm package manager for Kubernetes.
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