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syedabrar003

I'm unable to deploy the master branch. I'm getting an error in the build.
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! syscall open
npm ERR! path /tmp/build_4120397c_/client/package.json
npm ERR! errno -2
npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/tmp/build_4120397c_/client/package.json'
npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file.
npm ERR! enoent

   npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
   npm ERR!     /tmp/npmcache.VwQor/_logs/2020-08-04T20_56_07_801Z-debug.log
   npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
   npm ERR! errno 254
   npm ERR! chatfinal@1.0.0 postinstall: `npm install --prefix ./server && npm install --prefix ./client && npm run build --prefix ./client`
   npm ERR! Exit status 254
   npm ERR! 
   npm ERR! Failed at the chatfinal@1.0.0 postinstall script.
   npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

   npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
   npm ERR!     /tmp/npmcache.VwQor/_logs/2020-08-04T20_56_07_826Z-debug.log
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-----> Build failed

   We're sorry this build is failing! You can troubleshoot common issues here:
   https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/troubleshooting-node-deploys

   Some possible problems:

   - Node version not specified in package.json
     https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/nodejs-support#specifying-a-node-js-version

   Love,
   Heroku
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! Push rejected, failed to compile Node.js app.
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Nicolas Denoël • Edited

Hello, I have the same kind of issue first the same as syedabra003 but I added the node version to my package.json and then the error switched now to this one. I'm at the early step of the guide, when trying manual deploy with Heroku, I started from scratch two times but still the same result, 'npm run dev' runs fine on local so if any clues ? Thanks !

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Armel Author

Hi, how do you reproduce the error exactly? Which command do you try to execute? Thanks

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syedabrar003

Hey,
I followed every step in the post. This output is occurred when I entered 'npm run dev' in terminal.

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Prachita Nayak

Hi , I faced the same issue , but in my case there was a .git folder present in my client folder which was preventing the deploy . just delete that .git folder and reinitialise your repository and the build will automatically start on heroku.