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Newby having all kinds of deployment issues

Hey guys, I’m brand new to all of this and don’t know a lot of the terms, etc. So just treat me like a 1st grader if you don’t mind. lol

I am literally 12 minutes away from finishing my first HTML/CSS cert with Mosh. I was following the instructions to the letter and I can’t deploy without failing. I’m pasting my log, please let me know if there’s anything else I can share.

Thank you so much in advance.

10:52:53 AM: Build ready to start

10:52:55 AM: build-image version: 653805ca4a64301556e56dc4b321ef8fc20cbb7c

10:52:55 AM: build-image tag: v3.8.2

10:52:55 AM: buildbot version: b63d1717a02404f31eb4f9710e846c40c86af045

10:52:55 AM: Building without cache

10:52:55 AM: Starting to prepare the repo for build

10:52:56 AM: No cached dependencies found. Cloning fresh repo

10:52:56 AM: git clone https://github.com/tyronesf/Moshify

10:52:57 AM: Preparing Git Reference refs/heads/main

10:52:58 AM: Parsing package.json dependencies

10:52:59 AM: Creating deploy upload records

10:52:59 AM: Failing build: Failed to parse configuration

10:52:59 AM: Failed during stage ‘Reading and parsing configuration files’:
When resolving config:
Base directory does not exist: /opt/build/repo/dist

: exit status 1

10:52:59 AM: Finished processing build request in 3.45336304s

Since the error began after parsing package.json, Failing build: Failed to parse is likely the issue. package.json cannot have comments, by the way

I really appreciate you’re quick response, been stuck for a day now. Just to go ahead and sound like an idiot lol, do you have a second to tell me how to fix this? I’ve never used any of this and I’m trying to learn it. Thank you again, it means a ton!

Can you make your repo public?

Just made it public. Thank you!

I think netlify is looking for a folder called dist to deploy. That’s usually when you have a build process by running a command; the final output is sent to a folder that you can upload to netlify.

To change the deploy directory go to: app.netlify.com/sites/<your_site_here>/settings/deploys and clear all the values under “Build Settings” so it looks like below and try triggering a deploy again.


Well, you are amazing! You just saved me a ton of money from throwing my laptop out the window. Thank you again sincerely, you helped out more than you know. lol


You’re welcome! It gets easier don’t worry, just keep at it!

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