AKA “We’re not rebuilding your site and we’re not telling you why”
This site is hosted on GitHub Pages, an excellent free service that runs on Jekyll.
I recently pushed an update to change the permalink structure and got an email with a generic “page build failed” error, with a completely unhelpful link to GitHub’s documentation. After some Googling I was still stuck so by trial and error I undid various changes and re-committed until the site built OK again.
The issue? I had a commented out line in my _config.yml:
name: ctrl.alt.rees # permalink: /:year-:month-:day-:url.html permalink: /:year-:month-:day-:slug.html highlighter: rouge google_analytics: UA-71346066-3 url: "https://ctrl-alt-rees.com" # Base URL for sitemap generation plugins: - jekyll-sitemap
For some reason Jekyll will happily build this locally but GitHub Pages doesn’t like it - despite the fact that it seems perfectly happy with the other comment further down the same file.
Answers on a postcard, please.