DigitalOcean App Node.js Version less than 15

I am trying to deploy a Node.js app but getting errors that the node version is not supported by dependencies (they support node 12-14 and the server appears to be running node 15). Is there any way other than using a custom docker container deploy to specify the node version? I don’t see any way to do it in the app.yaml file or any documentation as to the environment_slug to use for different node versions.

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Jon Friesen
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October 21, 2020
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👋 @bherbruck

This is configurable in your package.json file use the engines property. More info here

Here is an example of the engines property for the current Node LTS version:

  "engines" : { 
    "node" : "12.19.0" 

Here is another example of the engines property that span between inclusive Node versions v12 to v14:

  "engines" : { 
    "node" : ">=12.0.0 <=14.0.0" 
Bobby Iliev
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June 2, 2024

Hi there,

Quick update here in case anyone comes across this in the future.

DigitalOcean has now improved functionality with managing NodeJS runtime support from 6.x - 21.x.

You can check out the official documentation page for more information here:

- Bobby

FYI; Node 16 is available through apps now

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