by raxod502

GitHub Readme.md

Heroku buildpack for git-lfs

This is a Heroku buildpack which installs Git LFS and downloads your Git LFS assets during deployment (which Heroku does not do by default).


To configure Git LFS for your Heroku app called <myapp>, run:

$ heroku buildpacks:add                                   \
    https://github.com/raxod502/heroku-buildpack-git-lfs  \
    -a <myapp>

Set the following environment variable for your app:

  • HEROKU_BUILDPACK_GIT_LFS_REPO to the clone URL of the repository from which to download Git LFS assets. This should include any username, password, or personal access token which is necessary to clone noninteractively. See here for details on the syntax.

After the next time you deploy your app, Git LFS assets will be downloaded and checked out automatically, and Git LFS will be available on PATH for your app.


If you are using Git LFS and want to deploy to Heroku using Git, make sure to provide the --no-verify flag to git push, since Heroku's Git server will reject LFS assets and this will cause an error otherwise.