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Run npm inside isolated docker container

Pascal Groß August 2, 2020

Hi there,

I'm unable to get this working:


I've setup a job with Isolate build via Docker Container with Docker image: node:lts

I now assume, that the job creates a new container from the image node:lts and runs the tasks inside this container. Right?

One task would be to run 'npm install'. But the npm configuration wants a node.js executable, which resides inside the docker container which is not available at the time of configuration.

Am I using it wrong?

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Chris January 3, 2022

Had the same issue. From my understanding the problem is that the npm task will look at the agent's capabilities and fail because no node.js executable is defined.

You have to manually define a node.js executable (even if node is not installed on the agent).

Either via the web ui (Admin -> Agents -> (Click on your agent) -> Capabilities tab -> Agent-specific capabilities) or properties files: Configuring remote agent capabilities using

Then the capability check will complete and the build will happen inside the container.

or just run `npm install` in a shell script task 🤷‍♂️

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