Backward incompatible changes

Use the following information to learn about backward incompatible changes that might require you to adjust Cloud configuration and processes for existing Cloud projects when you upgrade to the latest release of the ece-tools package or other Magento Commerce Cloud Suite packages.

ece-tools changes

Some functionality previously included in the ece-tools package is now provided in separate packages. These packages are composer dependencies for ece-tools, which are installed and updated automatically when you install or update ece-tools.

The new architecture should not affect your install or update processes. However, you might need to change some command syntax and processes when working with your Magento Commerce Cloud project. For details, review the following backward incompatible changes information and the Cloud Suite release notes.

Service version requirement changes

We changed the minimum PHP version requirement from 7.0.x to 7.1.x for Cloud projects that use ece-tools v2002.1.0 and later. If your environment configuration specifies PHP 7.0, update the php configuration in the file.

Because of the PHP version requirement change, ece-tools 2002.1.0 supports only Magento Commerce Cloud projects running Magento 2.1.15 or later. If your project uses an earlier release, you must upgrade the Magento version before you update to ece-tools 2002.1.0.

Environment configuration changes

The following table provides information about environment variables and other environment configuration files that were removed or deprecated in ece-tools v2002.1.0.

Item Replacement
STATIC_CONTENT_SYMLINK variable None. Now, the build always creates a symlink to the static content directory pub/static.
build_options.ini file Use the .magento.env.yaml file to configure environment variables to manage build and deploy actions across all your environments.

If you build a Cloud environment thatincludes the build_options.ini file, the build fails.

CLI command changes

The following table summarizes CLI command changes in ece-tools v2002.1.0 that might require you to update commands or scripts.

Command Replacement
m2-ece-build vendor/bin/ece-tools build
m2-ece-deploy vendor/bin/ece-tools deploy
m2-ece-scd-dump vendor/bin/ece-tools config:dump
vendor/bin/ece-tools patch vendor/bin/ece-patches apply
vendor/bin/ece-tools docker:build vendor/bin/ece-docker build:compose
vendor/bin/ece-tools docker:config:convert vendor/bin/ece-docker image:generate:php

In earlier ece-tools releases, you could use the m2-ece-build and m2-ece-deploy commands to configure deployment hooks in the file. When you update to v2002.1.0, check the hooks configuration in the file for the obsolete commands, and replace them if needed.

Magento Cloud Patches changes

  • Remove downloaded patches–The magento-cloud-patches package bundles all patches available from the Magento Technical resources page and applies them automatically when you deploy to the Cloud. To prevent patch conflicts after upgrading to ece-tools 2002.1.0 or later, remove any Magento-supplied patches that you downloaded and added to your project manually.

  • Updating the apply patches command–We moved the command for applying patches to Magento Cloud from the vendor/bin/ece-tools directory to the vendor/bin/ece-patches directory. If you use this command to apply patches manually, use the new path.

    Manually apply patches

    php ./vendor/bin/ece-patches apply

Magento Cloud Docker changes

  • The minimum PHP version requirement is now PHP 7.1–If your Magento Cloud Docker host is running an earlier version, upgrade to PHP v7.1 or later.

  • Magento Cloud Docker command changes

    • Updating Magento Cloud Docker commands for Docker build operations–We moved the Magento Cloud Docker commands from the vendor/bin/ece-tools directory to the vendor/bin/ece-docker directory. Update your scripts and commands to use the new path.

      After upgrading to ece-tools 2002.1.0, use the following command to view available ece-docker commands.

      php ./vendor/bin/ece-docker list
    • Updating the Magento Cloud docker-compose commands–We renamed the path to the command file from ./bin/docker to ./bin/magento-docker. Update your scripts and commands to use the new path.

    • Using temporary containers–In previous versions, the containers created by bin/magento-docker command operations were not removed, so you could use them for other operations. Now, the magento-docker commands remove any containers they create after the command completes.

      If you want to keep a container created by a docker-compose operation, use the docker-compose run command instead of the bin/magento-docker command.

    • Running post-deploy hooks–The cloud-deploy command no longer runs post deploy hooks. You must use the new cloud-post-deploy command to run post deploy hooks after you deploy. Update your scripts to add the command to run post deploy hooks.

      bin/magento-docker ece-deploy
      bin/magento-docker ece-post-deploy

      Alternatively, if you use docker-compose commands directly, run the docker-compose run deploy cloud-post-deploy command after the deploy command.

  • Refreshing the database–The Database container is now stored in a persistent Docker volume named magento-db. When you refresh the Docker environment, the database is no longer deleted automatically. If needed, use one of the following commands to manually remove it.

    • Remove the magento-db container:

      docker volume rm magento-db
    • Remove all associated volumes when shutting down the Docker containers:

      docker-compose down -v
  • Override file synchronization settings for archive and backup files–Archive and backup files with the following extensions are no longer synchronized when using docker-sync or mutagen: *.sql, *.gz, *.zip, and *.bz2. You can override the default file synchronization for these file types by renaming the file to end with a different extension. For example: