Using Puppeeter to scrape data from other pages in DigitalOcean App.

Hi, I recently bought an app in DigitalOcean, and I’m trying to deploy an app which has an API with Puppeteer, to scrape data from a site. The problem comes, when I try to access to the API (“api/hello.js”), and it returns me that there isn’t a browser; I tried with, puppetter, puppetter-core, and with chrome-aws-lambda. Thank you.

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Bobby Iliev
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July 25, 2023

Hi there,

It sounds like your app might need some extra dependencies that might not be available out of the box. If this is the case, it would be best to deploy your app using a Dockerfile instead of using the native buildpacks.

You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

That way you can specify all of the extra dependencies that you want to be installed during the build process.

Is your app open-source? If so can you share the repository here so I can take a further look?



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