Deploying Node.js App and running NPM Install post deployment

We are trying to deploy an Azure Web Application via Octopus Deploy. Due to the filename constraints of microsoft we have had to take out the node_modules folder from our Nuget package. This means that we are having to run npm install post deployment via the Kudu console in the azure portal.

I have spent some time to try and work out a way to run this via Octopus without needing to use the Azure Portal and managed to do it via the Kudu API, however I feel like I must be missing something. Is there a way to run the NPM Install command through Octopus without having to go via the Kudu API?

Hi Robert,

I think this limitation you are talking about is a limitation in creating the nuget package, but given this is a nodejs app, we don’t need nuget at all, we can use a simple zip file. Rob wrote a really good blog post about it, read, and let me know if you still have issues after the recommended modifications in that blog post.