Alarm bells! I just realised today that my GitHub Action to deploy my blog site has stopped working. That explained why some recent changes to my projects page involving adding some YouTube videos weren’t reflected on the live site.
On checking my source files, I noticed that I had in fact made the changes to the pages, but for some reason they weren’t in GitHub. Uh? I was sure I pushed them. Well, in fact I did attempt to, but didn’t notice this or at first, when I tried to push once more.
After scratching my head a few times, I worked out what I needed to do. If only I had bothered to read my own blog! Like a prize dingbat, all I needed to do is to recall this post where I explained what I needed to do.
However, it still wasn’t working, so what next? Well, the deployment screen in GitHub had this to say:
“man in the middle attacks”…”offending RSA keys”. It’s enough to make you want to bleugh but after some googling (here and here) plus a dash of experimentation, here’s what you need to do. Note: These steps are based on already having set up GitHub Actions for my server, so your mileage may vary.
We can afford to remove the known hosts completely, so let’s do that.
$ cd ~/.ssh
OK, we need to be a little more selective. Let’s try to just remove things related to GitHub.
$ cd ~/.ssh
Removing the IP address will probably yield no change, but I’m adding it just in case. Also, github.com will possibly come back with a variety of IP addresses, so this may be a moot point, anyway.
Once you have done the above two steps, here comes the last one. We’re going to tell our server what the RSA key is for GitHub.
$ ssh-keyscan github.com >> ~/.ssh/known_hosts
That should hopefully be enough; at least it was for me.
C’est tout, folks.
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