Question

Running sudo npm build, keeps failing for MERN stack app

Posted November 29, 2021 264 views
Node.jsReactUbuntu 20.04Next.js

I’m still trying to get the hang of Digital Ocean. I have a MERN stack app with Next.js. And I recently made a few changes and now I’m trying to run sudo npm run build and I keep getting this error.

Creating an optimized production build ...Killed
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 137
npm ERR! frontend@1.0.0 build: `next build`
npm ERR! Exit status 137
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the frontend@1.0.0 build script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

I have no idea why. I’m running this on Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) x64. And it says that I have 1GB Memory / 25 GB.

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Hi @jinjoelife,

Unfortunately, from this error I can’t provide more information that ask a couple of questions. Have you re-installed dependencies or tried to clean npm chache?

npm cache clean --force

Additionally, you can try deleting node modules listed in your package-lock.json file.