Things to check...

  • Check setup.cfg for Configuration
  • Check all applicable Environment Variables
  • Git tags beginning with v. This is, depending on configuration, used for getting the last version.

Showing debug output

If you are having trouble with semantic-release there is a way to get more information during it’s work.

By setting the --verbosity option to DEBUG you can display information from the inner workings of semantic-release.


Debug output is always enabled on GitHub Actions using the built-in action.

semantic-release changelog --verbosity=DEBUG


The = symbol is required between --verbosity and its argument, but not when using the short form of -v:

semantic-release changelog -v DEBUG

See #227.