Nodejs Function import module error

I have been trying for the last 5 days to get a simple function to work. Not even the demo examples work and at this point, I think the issue is with DigitalOcean. I am using a Nodejs function to output a string. I try using import a module and this is the error I get: " Error [ERR_MODULE_NOT_FOUND]: Cannot find package ‘parse-domain’ imported from /tmp/index.mjs". So I try to change it to require and get this error: “ReferenceError: require is not defined in ES module scope, you can use import instead”. I am using “doctl serverless deploy . --remote-build” in the same directory as the project.yml. I added “type”: “module” in the package.json as well. I have the dependencies listed in there as well. I also ran npm install --package-lock-only parse-domain which didn’t work. I have module.exports.main = checkURL (function name) at the end. There is little to no documentation around DO functions and nodejs other than the examples which again doesn’t even work because I get the same error.

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Hey Bobby,

Thanks for responding! I did confirm doctl is up to date. The API token I’m using has both read and write permissions. Here is the repo I am using to test:

If you do come across something please let me know!

Bobby Iliev
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February 25, 2023

Hi there,

I’ve just tried deploying one of the example Node.js serverless functions and it seems to be working as expected.

Can you confirm the following:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of doctl installed on your local machine.
  • Verify that your API token has write permissions so that the deployment could work as intended.
  • Can you share the repo containing your serverless function so I could try to have a look and identify any issues that might be causing the problem?



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