Fig up: Cannot find module – docker run works

I’m trying to run fig up with a minimal node app.

(edited: removed volumes from fig.yml)

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  • fig.yml:

      build: .
      command: node server.js
       - "4000:4000"
       - postgres
      image: postgres


    FROM node
    ADD . /src
    WORKDIR /src
    RUN npm install

    express = require 'express'
    app = express()
    app.get "/", (req, res) ->
      res.send "Hello World"
    server = app.listen 4000, () ->
      console.log 'Listening on port %d', server.address().port

    fig build proceeds as expected. fig up fails with:

    example_1  | module.js:340
    example_1  |     throw err;
    example_1  |           ^
    example_1  | Error: Cannot find module '/src/server.js'
    example_1  |     at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:338:15)
    example_1  |     at Function.Module._load (module.js:280:25)
    example_1  |     at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:497:10)
    example_1  |     at startup (node.js:119:16)
    example_1  |     at node.js:906:3

    What I don’t understand is that I can run the server in a container (that fig built) without fig:

    $ docker run -it dockerexample_example /bin/bash
    root@58d25759047a:/# node /src/server.js 
    Listening on port 4000


    $ docker run -it dockerexample_example
    Listening on port 4000


    $ docker run -it -p 4000:4000 dockerexample_example
    Listening on port 4000

    What is different about the way fig is trying to run this container?

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    The difference is the volumes. In the docker run examples you aren’t specifying any volumes, but in your fig.yml you are mounting the current working directory to /src in the container, so the /src that was added during build is masked by the volume, and the node_modules are not available.

    I think you should be fine to remove the volumes from the fig.yml, otherwise you’ll have to run the npm install outside of the container as well.

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