Debugger fails with node incompatible module error


Override debug mode on a freestyle step fails with error like:

error tar@6.0.5: The engine "node" is incompatible with this module. Expected version ">= 10". Got "8.14.0"
error /cf-debugger/node_modules/cf-pty: Failed to auto-install node-gyp. Please run "yarn global add node-gyp" manually. Error: "Found incompatible module."


If you enable the debugger on a freestyle step with the “override” option, Codefresh will install some extra tooling on the Docker image that is needed for the debugger itself.

By default, the internal debugger tooling is using node.js, so if your image is already based on Node.js, you might get version conflicts in your application.

Use the alternative debugger, which is Python based and will not affect your application.

You can enable an alternative debugger by passing the variable DEBUGGER_RUNNER = 2 on the whole pipeline

You can also enable it on a specific freestyle step by setting an environment variable.

version: '1.0'
    title: freestyle step
    image: node:11.1

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