# “Error: found in requirements.yaml, but missing in charts/ directory” Satisfying Helm Chart Dependencies

## Background

I’m testing some local changes for the Ghost Helm Chart (Primary Chart). However, when cloning that subdirectory and attempting to test the chart, I get an error about its dependency on the MariaDB Helm Chart (Secondary Chart):

Error: found in requirements.yaml, but missing in charts/ directory


For clarity, the two charts will be referred to as Primary/Secondary, in bold, for this short post.

## Fix

### Option 1

This will pull the dependent charts dynamically.

1. cd to the root of the chart you’re working on from https://github.com/helm/charts. This is based on what’s in your chart’s requirements.yaml
2. Then run:
\$ helm dependency update


Hang tight while we grab the latest from your chart repositories...
...Unable to get an update from the "local" chart repository (http://127.0.0.1:8879/charts):
Get http://127.0.0.1:8879/charts/index.yaml: dial tcp 127.0.0.1:8879: connect: connection refused
...Successfully got an update from the "incubator" chart repository
...Successfully got an update from the "stable" chart repository
Update Complete. ⎈Happy Helming!⎈
Saving 2 charts
Deleting outdated charts


### Option 2

This is if you want to manage the dependency on the filesystem manually. Ideally, you wouldn’t want to do this.

1. In the directory of your primary chart, run:
mkdir -p ./charts

1. Extract the contents of the root directory of Secondary Chart into ./charts.
2. Now test your Primary Chart to see if the dependency error continues:
helm install --dry-run --name ghost ./


## References

• https://docs.helm.sh/developing_charts/#chart-dependencies