In my localhost, I do see the someRepository property with a value, but when we deployed to the server the value of someRepository is null, then manually with the dyn/admin I tried to set the value but it does not change and I don't see any errors in the logs. Have you seen this before?
maybe your component is getting overriden on the server config layer. Check the server configurations sometimes environment values might differ. For local, QA , UAT and Prod we can set different config layerings.