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Create React App does not work with Typescript template

See original GitHub issue

Describe the bug

On a fresh project setup via yarn and create-react-app, when I specific the typescript template, The project fails to build.

Did you try recovering your dependencies?

I have updated to the latest stable version of Yarn 1 (1.22.4) and latest version of create-react-app (create-react-app@3.4.1)

Which terms did you search for in User Guide?

Searched any references to typescript and the error as it presents itself.


Occurs both on Mac OS Catalina and WSL

Steps to reproduce

  1. yarn create react-app project --template typescript
  2. cd project
  3. yarn run build

error also present on yarn start

Expected behavior

Build success.

Actual behavior

yarn run build
yarn run v1.22.4
$ react-scripts build
Creating an optimized production build...
Failed to compile.

TypeScript error in /home/matwrz/project/node_modules/@types/testing-library__react/node_modules/pretty-format/build/index.d.ts(7,13):
'=' expected.  TS1005

     5 |  * LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.
     6 |  */
  >  7 | import type * as PrettyFormat from './types';
       |             ^
     8 | /**
     9 |  * Returns a presentation string of your `val` object
    10 |  * @param val any potential JavaScript object

error Command failed with exit code 1.
info Visit for documentation about this command.

Reproducible demo

Project that CRA generates from yarn create react-app project --template typescript

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:7
  • Comments:7

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

hleboncommented, Mar 25, 2020

I updated typescript to 3.8.3 and works. maybe some Issues related to the compiler?

ghostcommented, Mar 25, 2020

Looks like it’s caused by version 25.2.0 of pretty-format used by @types/testing-library__react. As a temporary fix you can manually install 25.1.0, remove node_modules and package-lock.json and it’ll work:

npx create-react-app my-project --template typescript
cd my-project && npm install pretty-format@25.1.0 --save-exact
rm -r node_modules package-lock.json
npm install && npm start
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