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npm install not working with Bitbucket runner

Ajay _view26_ Community Leader Nov 30, 2021

I get the below error when using runner for the below pipeline. Is it because I am not using a custom docker image to run node?


      - step:
          runs-on: self.hosted
          name: Build the package
            - cd frontend
            - npm install
            - npm run build
            - build/**

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Norbert C Atlassian Team Dec 03, 2021

Hi Ajay,

Thank you for contacting Atlassian Community! I'm Norbert from Bitbucket Cloud Support, it's nice to meet you! 

Based on my observation your build fails as the NPM is not able to authenticate with the remote repository. 

Based on the following link, removing the ".npmrc" resolves this issue:

Can I ask you to try to remove this file and let us know if it resolves the issue?

I'm looking forward to hear from you, Ajay.

Best Regards,
Atlassian Bitbucket Cloud Support

Ajay _view26_ Community Leader Dec 05, 2021

Hi @Norbert C 

Thanks for the reply.

As it tuned out I was using private modules in my package.json and therefore the 401. I followed the documentation mentioned here to configure the  .npmrc file and it works fine.

If you are using private modules from either the public npm registry or your own private registry you can simply check in a .npmrc file at the root of your repository using repository variables. To avoid conflict with the local ~/.npmrc file during development you can simply name it .npmrc_config and rename it as part of the pipeline script.



& in the Pipeline 

- step:
- mv .npmrc_config .npmrc
- npm install




Norbert C Atlassian Team Dec 06, 2021

Hi Ajay,

Thank you for your reply. We appreciate your detailed explanation and we're glad to hear that it works :).

Have a great week ahead!

Best Regards,
Atlassian Bitbucket Cloud Support

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