I have been deploying a node.js server application via app platform without issue. In the last push to github, I have introduced typescript which has made significant changes to my package.json and package-lock.json including adding typescript 4.1.3.
my build command is now
But my build is failing because with the following because it can’t find the tsc command. relevant bit of the deployment logs below…
tsystems-server | 16:28:37 Installing node_modules using npm tsystems-server | 16:28:44 added 119 packages in 5.537s tsystems-server | 16:28:45 Running custom build command: npm run build tsystems-server | 16:28:45 tsystems-server | 16:28:45 > firstname.lastname@example.org build /workspace tsystems-server | 16:28:45 > tsc tsystems-server | 16:28:45 tsystems-server | 16:28:45 sh: 1: tsc: not found
Not sure what is going wrong, the npm run build command works locally. I have tried manually referencing “./node_modules/…etc…/tsc” in the build command but that didn’t work. Also tried npx tsc but that just got really wierd.
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This is a known issue with App Platform node builds NOT installing dev dependencies (which is really stoopid).
to fix, alter your build command to this.
The issue is discussed here…
I understand that you are experiencing an issue with compiling TypeScript while building the app. You need to call “tsc” from an npm script by including command such as ( npm install typescript -g ) because I can see the build is failing at below line with “tsc not found” error:
tsc -p ./server/tsconfig.json --outDir ./dist && next build
Can you try this and keep us posted, if this helped!
Cheers, Sri Charan
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I have basically followed the community guidelines here… https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/setting-up-a-node-project-with-typescript