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Cannot build code #9232

BlessBau opened this Issue Dec 23, 2017 · 5 comments


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BlessBau commented Dec 23, 2017


I have some customization and want to create a release, so as a meteor project, I did try:
meteor build --directory /opt/publish

Server Setup Information:

  • Version of Rocket.Chat Server: Latest from repo
  • Operating System: Ubuntu Server 16.04
  • Deployment Method(snap/docker/tar/etc):
  • Number of Running Instances: 1
  • DB Replicaset Oplog:
  • Node Version:

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. meteor build --directory /opt/publish

Expected behavior:

A deploy-able code should be produced

Actual behavior:

A code was generated with errors and this is the last output on my screen
`Currently, it is only possible to build iOS apps on an OS X system.
updated 2 packages in 2.434ss
to: wrong argumentsve plugins /

toEnd: wrong arguments

postcss-custom-properties: /opt/Rock2/packages/rocketchat-emoji/client/emojiPicker.css:9:3: variable '--message-box-container-border-color' is undefined and used without a fallback postcss-custom-properties: /opt/Rock2/packages/rocketchat-emoji/client/emojiPicker.css:9:3: variable '--message-box-container-border-color' is undefined and used without a fallback`


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AmShaegar13 commented Dec 23, 2017

Did you run meteor npm install before and built rocketchat:lib twice as suggested in


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BlessBau commented Dec 23, 2017

yes, I did that after reviewing
I tried for both centos 7 and ubuntu 16.04, got the same error.


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BlessBau commented Dec 24, 2017

btw, when trying to run the produced code, this is the error that I am getting:

`node main.js
const { pause } = require("./debug.js");

SyntaxError: Unexpected token {
at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:53:16)
at Module._compile (module.js:373:25)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
at Module.require (module.js:353:17)
at require (internal/module.js:12:17)
at Object. (/opt/build/bundle/main.js:4:1)
at Module._compile (module.js:409:26)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10) `

should I turn off something before building?`


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AmShaegar13 commented Dec 25, 2017

Version 0.60.0 requires node v8.8.1.


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TwizzyDizzy commented Feb 21, 2018

@rocket-cat close

Hi @BlessBau

I am closing this issue because we think there is no actual bug in Rocket.Chat in what you're describing. Here's why:

We use Github mainly for discussing bugs though. We understand, that setting up and operating a Rocket.Chat server is not trivial, yet we do not have the woman/man-power to help everybody. That is unfortunate, but simply a limitation of time. If it should turn out from your feedback to this message, that there is a bug involved, we will try to fix it with you.

That being said, we are very thankful that our community also does a great job in helping each other. I would therefore like to point you to some places where you can try asking for help. Usually, some friendly human being has time for you and your issue:

If you don't find a solution to your problem there, don't fret, as we also offer paid support:

You could, of course, spare yourself the hassle entirely and just choose the hosted version, where we provide you with a running Rocket.Chat instance:


@rocket-cat rocket-cat bot closed this Feb 21, 2018

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