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Node js Express application deployment error on app platform

Hello everyone, I am trying to deploy my node js express application, but I am getting this error when deploying

[2023-03-11 22:56:33] > pond-service@0.0.1 start
[2023-03-11 22:56:33] > node dist/app.js
[2023-03-11 22:56:33] 
[2023-03-11 22:56:33] node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1024
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]   throw err;
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]   ^
[2023-03-11 22:56:33] 
[2023-03-11 22:56:33] Error: Cannot find module '/workspace/dist/app.js'
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]     at Function.Module._resolveFilename (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1021:15)
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]     at Function.Module._load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:866:27)
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]     at Function.executeUserEntryPoint [as runMain] (node:internal/modules/run_main:81:12)
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]     at node:internal/main/run_main_module:22:47 {
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]   code: 'MODULE_NOT_FOUND',
[2023-03-11 22:56:33]   requireStack: []
[2023-03-11 22:56:33] }
[]

Does anyone have a clue on this issue? What other information can I provide to help debug this?


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Bobby Iliev
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April 8, 2023

Hi there,

It sounds like that the start script defined in your package.json file is not pointing to the correct path. It should look something like this:

"scripts": {
  "start": "node dist/app.js"
}

Here is an example Node.js app that you can use as a reference:

https://github.com/digitalocean/sample-nodejs/tree/main

If your project is open source, feel free to share a link to the GitHub repository and I can take a further look!

Best,

Bobby

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