Question

Can't locate chromium directory for puppeteer on Digital Ocean App Platform.

Hi, I’m getting this error when I want to run puppeteer on digital ocean app platform.

Error: Failed to launch the browser process!
/workspace/node_modules/puppeteer/.local-chromium/linux-1022525/chrome-linux/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libnss3.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

From what I’ve heard, the solution seems to be to install the missing dependencies by running sudo apt-get install, but I can’t do that on the app platform.

Does anyone know how to solve this? Thanks.


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Bobby Iliev
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January 25, 2023

Hi there,

Indeed with the App Platform you can not install packages directly.

What you could do instead is to use a Dockerfile and specify all of the packages and dependencies that you need in there and deploy your app that way:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/reference/dockerfile/

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby