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Chrome Executable Missing in App Platform

I’m running a discord bot on the digital ocean app platform. One of the packages I’m using transforms a pandas data frame into a picture. That picture is then output to the discord server.

However, the package is sayings that I need a chrome executable installed.

I’m only using python. Is there a way to install that executable without dockerizing and doing it through a container?

I want to keep this as simple as possible.

import dataframe_image as dfi

This is the package causing issues.

Error:

OSError("Chrome executable not able to be found on your machine")

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Bobby Iliev
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December 19, 2022

Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, an alternative approach would be to use a Dockerfile to deploy your app, that way you could define the required packages that you want to be installed:

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

Best,

Bobby

KFSys
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December 19, 2022

Hey @jakesteele54,

Great idea, sounds like it’d be super useful!

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/

Hope that helps! - KFSys.

Jon Friesen
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December 19, 2022

👋 hey Jake,

At this time custom packages like Chrome cannot be installed outside of using a docekrfile.

That said, allowing the ability to specify custom packages that are installed at build time is something we’d like to implement and is on our radar though I can’t provide a timeline.