»fix Command

The packer fix command takes a template and finds backwards incompatible parts of it and brings it up to date so it can be used with the latest version of Packer. After you update to a new Packer release, you should run the fix command to make sure your templates work with the new release.

The fix command will output the changed template to standard out, so you should redirect standard out using standard OS-specific techniques if you want to save it to a file. For example, on Linux systems, you may want to do this:

$ packer fix old.json > new.json
$ packer fix old.json > new.json

If fixing fails for any reason, the fix command will exit with a non-zero exit status. Error messages appear on standard error, so if you're redirecting output, you'll still see error messages.

The full list of fixes that the fix command performs is visible in the help output, which can be seen via packer fix -h.


  • -validate=false - Disables validation of the fixed template. True by default.