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Error when using Vite (Vue 3)

See original GitHub issue

Expected Behavior

There is an error running applications using Vite ( After installing the dependency using yarn add contentful and then running yarn dev, the server should start normally but fails with an error.

Actual Behavior

Running yarn dev will cause the server to error with the following error:

[vite] Dep optimization failed with error:
'platform' is not exported by node-resolve:empty.js, imported by node_modules/contentful-sdk-core/dist/
Error: 'platform' is not exported by node-resolve:empty.js, imported by node_modules/contentful-sdk-core/dist/
    at error (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:5231:30)
    at Module.error (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:9787:16)
    at handleMissingExport (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:9676:28)
    at Module.traceVariable (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:10177:24)
    at ModuleScope.findVariable (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:8708:39)
    at FunctionScope.findVariable (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:2781:38)
    at ChildScope.findVariable (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:2781:38)
    at Identifier$1.bind (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:4137:40)
    at CallExpression$1.bind (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:2867:23)
    at CallExpression$1.bind (<project dir>/node_modules/rollup/dist/shared/rollup.js:6605:15) {
  url: '',
  id: '<project dir>/node_modules/contentful-sdk-core/dist/',
  pos: 122,
  loc: {
    file: '<project dir>/node_modules/contentful-sdk-core/dist/',
    line: 4,
    column: 9
  frame: "2: import qs from 'qs';\n" +
    "3: import isPlainObject from 'lodash/isPlainObject';\n" +
    "4: import { platform, release } from 'os';\n" +
    '            ^\n' +
    '5: \n' +
    '6: function _defineProperty(obj, key, value) {',
   <watch section omitted>

Possible Solution

The error directs you to the following page:

Steps to Reproduce

  1. yarn create vite-app someproject
  2. cd someproject
  3. yarn add contentful
  4. yarn install
  5. yarn dev


Vite seems to be (?) the recommended CLI tool for Vue 3 development. We are having trouble proting our app to vue 3 due to this error.


  • Vite: v1.0.0-rc.4
  • Vue: v3.0.0
  • Language Version: v14.5.0
  • Package Manager Version: yarn 1.22.4
  • Operating System: Linux 64 bit (Ubuntu 20.04)
  • Package Version: 7.14.8

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:6 (2 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

princedcommented, Feb 26, 2021

A workaround for now:

export default defineConfig({
  resolve: {
    alias: {
      contentful: 'contentful/dist/contentful.browser',
  // ...
princedcommented, Sep 27, 2021

I’ve just updated to 9.0.0, works like a charm. Thank you @marcolink!

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