Deployment failing with GitLab dependency in package.json


Netlify is failing to deploy my website because of a package.json dependency that comes from a public repository on GitLab.

My package.json is the following:

  "name": "mywebsite",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@babel/runtime": "7.0.0-beta.55",
    "@fortawesome/fontawesome-free": "^5.8.1",
    "axios": "^0.18.0",
    "bulma": "^0.7.4",
    "faker": "^4.1.0",
    "history": "^4.9.0",
    "lodash": "^4.17.11",
    "moment": "^2.24.0",
    "node-sass": "^4.11.0",
    "react": "^16.8.6",
    "react-dom": "^16.8.6",
    "react-jss": "^8.6.1",
    "react-redux": "^7.0.2",
    "react-router-dom": "^5.0.0",
    "react-scripts": "2.1.8",
    "redux": "^4.0.1",
    "redux-thunk": "^2.3.0",
    "shark": "git+ssh://"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "react-scripts start",
    "build": "react-scripts build",
    "test": "react-scripts test",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject"
  "eslintConfig": {
    "extends": "react-app"
  "browserslist": [
    "not dead",
    "not ie <= 11",
    "not op_mini all"

and the error message looks like this:

12:12:01 PM: > Successfully installed Yarn 1.13.0! Please open another terminal where the `yarn` command will now be available.
12:12:01 PM: Installing NPM modules using Yarn version 1.13.0
12:12:02 PM: yarn install v1.13.0
12:12:02 PM: [1/4] Resolving packages...
12:12:02 PM: [2/4] Fetching packages...
12:12:21 PM: error Command failed.
12:12:21 PM: Exit code: 128
12:12:21 PM: Command: git
12:12:21 PM: Arguments: ls-remote --tags --heads ssh://
12:12:21 PM: Directory: /opt/build/repo
12:12:21 PM: Output:
12:12:21 PM: Host key verification failed.
12:12:21 PM: fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
12:12:21 PM: Please make sure you have the correct access rights
12:12:21 PM: and the repository exists.

Any idea? It works in my local env.

Hi @rev!

I think if you change the link from



it should work.

Coincidentally, @Dennis is working on a detailed post about linking repos as dependencies. I think he’ll post in here when it’s up, and can also probably answer your questions if my advice doesn’t work. :slight_smile:

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