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If symlinks are removed after their target file during a deploy, the deploy fails

See original GitHub issue

For example, I had removed the npm package acorn from a website and attempted to deploy.

The node_modules/acorn/ folder was removed successfully, but the node_module/.bin/acorn symlink, which points to …/acorn/bin/acorn (i.e. node_modules/acorn/bin/acorn) cannot be removed, with the error: Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, stat '/home/site/wwwroot/stripe-node/node_modules/.bin/acorn' (presumably because the deploy script attempts to follow the symlink rather than checking the link itself).

Workaround was to manually remove the symlink.

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  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:9

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shprakacommented, Nov 11, 2022

I’ve not seen it happening recently but I don’t think I have removed any node modules from any websites recently, so that’s probably not surprising.

@mcdurdin I will close it then. Feel free to re-open it if you come across the issue again.

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