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Install packages in DO PaaS

Any way to install additional packages on the App Platform? Similar to including an Aptfile with Heroku?

I’ve done research and I’m pretty sure you can’t, but I wanted to double check. This is literally the only thing that is preventing me from migrating production apps to Digital Ocean from Heroku.


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Hi there,

I believe that there is no exact ETA yet, but the App Platform team is working on this as a feature.

For the time being, what you could do is, you can deploy via Dockerfile where apt install will work. Or alternatively, you could deploy a Docker Image directly with all of the packages that you need pre-installed.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby