Is there a system-level package manager for Node instances on the App Platform?

Posted November 18, 2020 103 views

I am attempting to deploy a Node app on the App Platform (the jQuery UI download builder at

The app requires a system library to be installed, xsltproc. I’ve attempted adding sudo apt install xsltproc as a build command, though it fails for lack of privileges.

My goal is to keep the environment as minimal and standard as possible, to reduce ongoing maintenance. Is there a correct way to do this?


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Unfortunately there isn’t a way to install system packages in the build process. The best option here is to use a Dockerfile which gives you complete control over the build environment.

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