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node_modules packages not mentioned in the bitbucket pipeline Edited

Hey guys,

i wanted to start with bitbucket pipelines. I had a small wordpress project where i use the dependecies laravel-mix, cross-env, webpack and tailwindcss to build my assets files.

i create the bitbucket-pipelines.yml

# This is a sample build configuration for PHP.
# Check our guides at for more examples.# Only use spaces to indent your .yml configuration.
# -----
# You can specify a custom docker image from Docker Hub as your build environment.

image: node:13.2.0

- step:
name: Install node
- node
- rm -rf node_modules && rm package-lock.json
- npm install --global cross-env
- npm install
- ls -la nod_modules # cross-env was listed

- step: name: Install packages
- npm run pipeline:check
- npm run dev


here are my package.json

"dev": "npm run development",
"development": "cross-env NODE_ENV=development node_modules/webpack/bin/webpack.js --no-progress --hide-modules --config=node_modules/laravel-mix/setup/webpack.config.js",


when i run the pipeline build i always get an error that the dependecies was not found.

i try to change the path from




because the file is on this path located but i get also an error.


i try to print my node_modules folder in the pipleine and the cross-env exists. i also had the same node version used. my node_modules folder was added in the .gitignore file.

how can i run the npm commands that bitbucket pipeline find my node_module packages?

1 answer

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Graham Gatus Atlassian Team Dec 19, 2019

Hi @Penny , each step consists of a clone of your repository, and a docker container (in your case, a node:13.2.0 container, however state is not passed between steps. In this scenario, you should run your npm "dev" script in the first step, or re-install required dependencies in the second step.

If you need to pass state between steps, you can consider using artifacts, however best practice would be to install any tools you need in the step where they are used.

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