Can't release example block

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I can’t seem to release a block that’s based on the unmodified Url Preview example block code.

I literally just ran:

block init [id] --template= google_drive_preview

“block run” works fine.

But when I try to run “block release” here’s what I get:

scotty:google_drive_preview scotty$ block release
copying package.json file
copying package-lock.json file
installing node modules
[npm] > core-js@3.6.5 postinstall /private/var/folders/xb/yhygdpg55d734fcsckghy__m0000gn/T/airtableBlocks/build/1590085769112/transpiled/user/node_modules/core-js
[npm] > node -e “try{require(’./postinstall’)}catch(e){}”
[npm] added 78 packages in 1.701s

Error: :x: added 78 packages in 1.701s
Failed to build the block code!

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Airtable Employee
Airtable Employee

@Scotty_Allen - thanks for writing in.

A couple questions to help us debug:

  • Did you make any modifications to your blocks code between block run and block release?
  • Did you run into the error with the vanilla template (before making any modifications)?
  • Which blocks CLI version you’re using? (i.e. executing block --version from terminal)

Thank you!

I’ve been trying to reproduce this bug, but without luck. @Scotty_Allen is it still an issue for you? In addition to @Richard_Sinn’s questions, I’m curious about the version of the Block CLI and Node.js, as in:

block --version
node --version
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4 - Data Explorer

I had the same issue. The problem seemed to be with the version of npm I was using. After upgrading from 6.4.1 to 6.13.4, I was able to successfully release the block.