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Muhammad Bilal Mohib-ul-Nabi
Muhammad Bilal Mohib-ul-Nabi

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Answer: How to resolve the error on 'react-native start'

I just got a similar error for the first time today. It appears in \node_modules\metro-config\src\defaults\blacklist.js, there is an invalid regular expression that needed changed. I changed the first expression under sharedBlacklist from:

var sharedBlacklist = [
  /node_modules[/\\]react[/\\]dist[/\\].*/,
  /website\/node_modules\/.*/,
  /heapCapture\/bundle\.js/,
  /.*\/__tests__\/.*/
];

to:

var sharedBlacklist = [
  /node_modules[\/\\]react[\/\\]dist[\/\\].*/,
  /website\/node_modules\/.*/,
  /heapCapture\/bundle\.js/,

I just got a similar error for the first time today. It appears in \node_modules\metro-config\src\defaults\blacklist.js, there is an invalid regular expression that needed changed. I changed the first expression under sharedBlacklist from:
var sharedBlacklist = [
  /node_modules[/\\]react[/\\]dist[/\\].*/,
  /website\/node_modules\/.*/,
  /heapCapture\/bundle\.js/,
  /.*\/__tests__\/.*/
];
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to:

var sharedBlacklist = [ /node_modules[\/\\]react[\/\\]dist[\/\\].*/,
  /website\/node_modules\/.*/,
  /heapCapture\/bundle\.js/,
  /.*\/__tests__\/.*/
];
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Copied from https://stackoverflow.com/a/58122821/13161180
Credit goes to Clem

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