Pages deploy error: download dependencies

I’m using CloudFlare Pages without any build steps, the complete rendered site is already in a folder in the git repo.
Is there a way to avoid the setup steps and just grab the files?

Today I had 1 successful build followed by two failed builds (only counting Publish branch, not all other branches, they always fail)

Looking at the errors below I have two questions.

  1. Does each deploy download a complete set of dependencies every time?
  2. Is there anything I can do to tell it not to spend time and network installing these dependencies as I won’t be using them anyway. Right now my “Framework presets” is set to “None”


12:17:52.846 Initializing build environment. This may take up to a few minutes to complete
12:18:28.888 Success: Finished initializing build environment
12:18:28.888 Cloning repository…
12:18:33.137 Success: Finished cloning repository files
12:18:33.847 Installing dependencies
12:18:33.868 Python version set to 2.7
12:18:37.062 v12.18.0 is already installed.
12:18:37.415 Now using node v12.18.0 (npm v6.14.4)
12:18:37.437 Started restoring cached build plugins
12:18:37.465 Finished restoring cached build plugins
12:18:37.873 Attempting ruby version 2.7.1, read from environment
12:18:40.094 Using ruby version 2.7.1
12:18:40.398 Using PHP version 5.6
12:18:40.425 5.2 is already installed.
12:18:40.428 Using Swift version 5.2
12:18:40.428 Installing Hugo 0.54.0
12:18:40.924 Error during Hugo 0.54.0 install: error downloading project gohugoio/hugo, from - binary doesn’t seem to exist: 500
12:18:40.924 Failed: build command exited with code: 1