Getting a circular import error

Everything builds fine, works on local, but once I try to deploy, I get this error. I’ve tried downgrading and updating dependencies, importing new ones, googling and duck duck go-ing around and I’m genuinely stuck.

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Apr 19 01:47:49 PM  ==> Uploading build...
Apr 19 01:48:00 PM  Traceback (most recent call last):  
File "/usr/bin/../lib/google-cloud-sdk/bin/bootstrapping/gsutil.py", line 16, in <module>    
import bootstrapping  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/bin/bootstrapping/bootstrapping.py", 
line 46, in <module>    from googlecloudsdk.core.updater import update_manager  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/googlecloudsdk/core/updater/update_manager.py", 
line 40, in <module>    from googlecloudsdk.core.resource import resource_printer  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/googlecloudsdk/core/resource/resource_printer.py", 
line 42, in <module>    from googlecloudsdk.core.resource import config_printer  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/googlecloudsdk/core/resource/config_printer.py", line 25,
 in <module>    from googlecloudsdk.core.resource import resource_printer_base  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/googlecloudsdk/core/resource/resource_printer_base.py",
 line 47, in <module>    from googlecloudsdk.core.resource import resource_projector  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/googlecloudsdk/core/resource/resource_projector.py", 
line 71, in <module>    import proto  # pylint: disable=g-import-not-at-top  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/proto/__init__.py", line 15, in <module>    
from .enums import Enum  File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/proto/enums.py", 
line 17, in <module>    from google.protobuf import descriptor_pb2  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/protobuf/__init__.py", line 37, in <module>    __import__('pkg_resources').declare_namespace(__name__)  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 3031, in <module>    def _initialize_master_working_set():  File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 3014, in _call_aside    f(*args, **kwargs)  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 3056, in _initialize_master_working_set    tuple(  File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 3057, in <genexpr>    dist.activate(replace=False)  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2588, in activate    declare_namespace(pkg)  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2156, in declare_namespace    _handle_ns(packageName, path_item)  File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2091, in _handle_ns    loader.load_module(packageName)  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/pubsub/__init__.py", line 18, in <module>    from google.pubsub_v1.services.publisher.async_client import PublisherAsyncClient  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/pubsub_v1/__init__.py", line 18, in <module>    from .services.publisher import PublisherClient  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/pubsub_v1/services/publisher/__init__.py", line 18, in <module>    from .client import PublisherClient  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/pubsub_v1/services/publisher/client.py", line 37, in <module>    from google.pubsub_v1.services.publisher import pagers  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/pubsub_v1/services/publisher/pagers.py", line 20, in <module>    from google.pubsub_v1.types import pubsub  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/pubsub_v1/types/__init__.py", line 18, in <module>    from .schema import (  
File "/usr/lib/google-cloud-sdk/lib/third_party/google/pubsub_v1/types/schema.py", line 21, in <module>    __protobuf__ = proto.module(AttributeError: partially initialized module 'proto' has no attribute 'module' (most likely due to a circular import)

Circular imports are generally caused by errors in the application code. Where Package A relies on Package B and Package B relies on Package A.

Can you make sure that you are using the same versions of your dependencies locally as are installed when you run it on Render?

Yes I can definitely check, do you have any suggestions on how to do it quickly? How do I check the dependencies in Render? My mind goes to the console.

Manually checked all the packages, the local and prod in Render match

Hi! Do you have a small reproduction github repo we can use to take a look through?