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npm build script not running during app build

I have an app consisting of a PHP backend and Vue 3 frontend. The app platform is able to build/deploy the site, however I noticed that it’s always displaying the old, pre-compiled code for the frontend. It’s simply not running the build script.

I assume this is because I have the following file structure:

\package.json <-- backend

\frontend\package.json <-- Vue

I have the necessary scripts in both under build:digitalocean but nothing appears to run.

If the build won’t run these scripts automatically there’s no point in me using apps at all, so hopefully this can be fixed.

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Bobby Iliev
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August 3, 2023

Hi there,

Monorepos are a common setup for many apps. What you could do is follow the steps here on how to configure your build process:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/deploy-from-monorepo/#deploy-apps-from-nodejs-monorepo

We provide the following sample monorepos that you can deploy using App Platform:

Also for a PHP and Node example, you can take a look at the following Laravel project that also has a similar setup as you’ve described:

https://github.com/thedevdojo/wave/blob/main/.do/deploy.template.yaml#L8

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby

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