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Why am I receiving a Runtime Error in my packages?

If you're receiving the runtime error below in your packages.yml folder, it may be due to an old version of your dbt_utils package that isn't compatible with your current dbt Cloud version.

Running with dbt=xxx
Runtime Error
Failed to read package: Runtime Error
Invalid config version: 1, expected 2
Error encountered in dbt_utils/dbt_project.yml

Try updating the old version of the dbt_utils package in your packages.yml to the latest version found in the dbt hub:

- package: dbt-labs/dbt_utils

version: xxx

If you've tried the workaround above and are still experiencing this behavior - reach out to the Support team at and we'll be happy to help!