How to clear node_modules cache in App Platform
I have a static site deployment that is built from a TypeScript+React app. Any time a deployment builds with a cached
node_modules directory, I get a build error. Any time I change
yarn.lock and force the app to be built, it succeeds.
My current theory is that I had a TypeScript build error present ~10 deployments ago ago due to an outdated
@types/ package in
devDependencies. I removed the package from
yarn.lock which led to a successful build. The next build, containing only completely unrelated changes, failed with the error I had seen previously. Since then I have upgraded random packages to force
yarn.lock to change and each time the build is successful. But each time a cached
node_modules is used the build fails.
I’ve confirmed that this problem package,
@types/history, is still in
node_modules/@types/ in the cache (by adding
ls node_modules/@types/ to my
yarn build command). I’ve confirmed it is not in
yarn.lock and if I nuke
node_modules locally and
yarn install locally it is not present.
node_modules caching done? If old caches are merged forward, then perhaps the outdated
@types/ package is still present and thus breaking my TypeScript build.
Is there a way to delete the
node_modules cache and start it over? Or to disable the use of the cache? Or, do you have advice for reproducing this issue locally? Thanks.
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