Re: Headless browser support in nodejs-buildpack

Franks, Geoff

We had to solve a similar problem ourselves. We ended up building a custom stack for this, forking cflinuxfs2, and adding the additional packages + business logic on top. There are a number of buildpacks that may have issues with stacks not named `cflinuxfs2`, but the only buildpack we needed seemed to work with the custom name, so we have a default stack, and a custom stack for the apps that neeed Chrome. If you can support multi-buildpack pushes with the v3 API, you may be able to make use of that with which would be less long-term maintenance + support compared to forking things.


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Subject: [External] [cf-dev] Headless browser support in nodejs-buildpack


Hello Cloudfoundry-Support team,


in our project we have the following issue:


we would like to generate a PDF-File with screenshots of our angular-html application. Therefore we need a buildpack with a headless browser support.


We already tried to generate screenshots with headless-chrome and phantomjs with the standard nodejs-buildpack. For  the headless-chrome we received an error-message that the shared library is missing. The phantomjs process terminated immediately.


Do you have a solution for us to solve our problem? This would be very helpful for finishing our project.


Thank in advance and best regards.


Mathias Pietsch


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