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Hey Guys,

I’am trying switching from production to development environment, because creating an app is not working. An user told me, that it is looking like I’am using a production environment of ERPNext, an I have to switch to the development environment.

Now I get this issue by trying sudo bench switch-to-develop:

bench@erpnext:/home/bench/frappe-bench$ sudo bench switch-to-develop
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/local/bin/bench”, line 11, in
load_entry_point(‘bench’, ‘console_scripts’, ‘bench’)()
File “/home/bench/.bench/bench/”, line 41, in cli
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/click/”, line 764, in call
return self.main(*args, **kwargs)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/click/”, line 717, in main
rv = self.invoke(ctx)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/click/”, line 1137, in invoke
return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx))
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/click/”, line 956, in invoke
return ctx.invoke(self.callback, **ctx.params)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/click/”, line 555, in invoke
return callback(*args, **kwargs)
File “/home/bench/.bench/bench/commands/”, line 56, in switch_to_develop
switch_to_develop(apps=[‘frappe’, ‘erpnext’])
File “/home/bench/.bench/bench/”, line 423, in switch_to_develop
switch_branch(‘develop’, apps=apps, bench_path=bench_path, upgrade=upgrade)
File “/home/bench/.bench/bench/”, line 381, in switch_branch
repo = git.Repo(app_dir)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/git/repo/”, line 183, in init
raise InvalidGitRepositoryError(epath)
git.exc.InvalidGitRepositoryError: /home/bench/frappe-bench/apps/frappe

please help

Hello @Juri

Could you put up what steps have you done when you created the frappe-bench?



Installing with this tutorial

Step 6

Try this

  • sudo bench switch-to-branch version-13-beta frappe erpnext --upgrade
  • sudo bench update --patch

Hello @Juri
Production environment starts at step 8. What do you have so far with not being able to create an app using the steps 6 and 7?