I have seen issues and resolutions for a similar error where character ‘>’ is the issue. I ran into this issue the other day getting error with character ‘S’
invalid character 'S' looking for beginning of value
I found the issue is that I had a pipeline step defined with a group, however it was the only step in that group:
pipeline: build: group: group 1 other_step: ..... no group other_step_2: .... no group
The part I am unclear on, is where this error message is coming from, as I can’t find it in the drone repo. The message is super unclear/unhelpful and so I’d happily PR to update it once I can identify the source!