Question

Pupeeteer supported in Digital Ocean Apps?

Posted March 6, 2021 744 views
Node.jsDigitalOcean App Platform

I am trying to deploy my node.js app to Digital Ocean Apps, and it successfully deploys, however the functionality does not work as I am receiving the following errors:

Error: Error: Failed to launch the browser process!

/workspace/node_modules/puppeteer/.local-chromium/linux-818858/chrome-linux/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libnss3.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Does Digital Ocean Apps not support puppeteer? I have tried various different build commands to deploy. Is there a specific build command I should be using?

Any insight is appreciated.

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Hey @Kirky1

You won’t be able to launch puppeteer using buildpacks. You might have to deploy the app using Dockerfile. However, I have not installed Puppeteer myself using Dockerfile so I would recommend you to refer to the articles or posts available on Google such as below:
https://github.com/buildkite/docker-puppeteer
https://hub.docker.com/r/buildkite/puppeteer/
https://hub.docker.com/r/buildkite/puppeteer/dockerfile
https://paul.kinlan.me/hosting-puppeteer-in-a-docker-container/

It is always convenient to run such apps in Droplets because you have root permissions to run and execute such commands. Also, you can do deep customization of the underlying infrastructure as per your needs. However, if you are considering running this in App Platform and come across any error, then please reach out to the support team.

Best,
Dikshith

Hi @Kirky1
Do you find the solution for it?

I have the same problem.
Thanks