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Weird errors from npm when working in shared folder

(Bukaj) #1

Expected behavior

npm to correctly install all modules and dependencies based on package.json content

Actual behavior

npm crashes with random errors about missing files or files already existing like:

npm ERR! Linux 4.4.15-moby
npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/sbin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! node v4.4.7
npm ERR! npm  v3.10.5
npm ERR! path /home/app/src/node_modules/browserify/node_modules/.bin
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno -17
npm ERR! syscall mkdir

npm ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, mkdir '/home/app/src/node_modules/browserify/node_modules/.bin'
npm ERR! File exists: /home/app/src/node_modules/browserify/node_modules/.bin
npm ERR! Move it away, and try again.

This happens only while invoking in shared folder. If I use ADD in Dockerfile without mounted volume, it works fine. It also works fine on linux.

I tried latest Docker for Mac stable and latest beta. No difference.

Update: The workaround is to exclude node_modules folder from being shared. I’ve used this method

(Mixel) #2

Any update on this? I’m getting the same issue.
Temporary workaround is to execute npm install --no-bin-links until it stops to throw Maximum call stack size exceeded error (2-3 times for me, see

(David Sheets) #3

This issue was likely fixed in a Beta 21 hotfix (build 11019). Please try that out and let us know if the problem persists.