First flow deploy fail

When creating my first flow with an inject node and a debug node, I connect the two with a wire and when I try to deploy I get the following fail message: "activeProject.isMerging is not a function." Why am I getting this error for my first flow?

What version of Node-red and nodejs have you installed?

i have node red version 0.20.7 and nodejs version 10 installed

Does your settings.js file have projects enabled?

im working on a mac, where can i find the settings.js file?

should be in ~/.node-red directory

I'm asking because this message is suggesting that you have the Projects functionality enabled, but somehow it does not succeed in doing checks related to it.

It's likely failing on this line: https://github.com/node-red/node-red/blob/afaf077aca517b1de15a2e3e95277853a0b64549/packages/node_modules/%40node-red/runtime/lib/storage/localfilesystem/projects/index.js#L253, but if you have Projects disabled it should never get there, or if you do it should not fail as projects will resolve to active thus activeProject will have the right things set.

@jason83 Can you please upload your entire settings.js file here?

/**

  • Copyright JS Foundation and other contributors, http://js.foundation
  • Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
  • you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
  • You may obtain a copy of the License at
  • http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
  • Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
  • distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
  • WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
  • See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
  • limitations under the License.
    **/

// The https setting requires the fs module. Uncomment the following
// to make it available:
//var fs = require("fs");

module.exports = {
// the tcp port that the Node-RED web server is listening on
uiPort: process.env.PORT || 1880,

// By default, the Node-RED UI accepts connections on all IPv4 interfaces.
// To listen on all IPv6 addresses, set uiHost to "::",
// The following property can be used to listen on a specific interface. For
// example, the following would only allow connections from the local machine.
//uiHost: "127.0.0.1",

// Retry time in milliseconds for MQTT connections
mqttReconnectTime: 15000,

// Retry time in milliseconds for Serial port connections
serialReconnectTime: 15000,

// Retry time in milliseconds for TCP socket connections
//socketReconnectTime: 10000,

// Timeout in milliseconds for TCP server socket connections
//  defaults to no timeout
//socketTimeout: 120000,

// Maximum number of messages to wait in queue while attempting to connect to TCP socket
//  defaults to 1000
//tcpMsgQueueSize: 2000,

// Timeout in milliseconds for HTTP request connections
//  defaults to 120 seconds
//httpRequestTimeout: 120000,

// The maximum length, in characters, of any message sent to the debug sidebar tab
debugMaxLength: 1000,

// The maximum number of messages nodes will buffer internally as part of their
// operation. This applies across a range of nodes that operate on message sequences.
//  defaults to no limit. A value of 0 also means no limit is applied.
//nodeMaxMessageBufferLength: 0,

// To disable the option for using local files for storing keys and certificates in the TLS configuration
//  node, set this to true
//tlsConfigDisableLocalFiles: true,

// Colourise the console output of the debug node
//debugUseColors: true,

// The file containing the flows. If not set, it defaults to flows_<hostname>.json
//flowFile: 'flows.json',

// To enabled pretty-printing of the flow within the flow file, set the following
//  property to true:
//flowFilePretty: true,

-- INSERT --

This does not look like the whole file, the end was cut off at the least. Can you post it again/edit your post, but with the file uploaded either using the arrow pointing up icon (uploading files), or the </> button next to it to post the code in between so the file isn't mangled by the forum software.

07

please restart Node-RED and copy and paste the text from the terminal window here.

/**
 * Copyright JS Foundation and other contributors, http://js.foundation
 *
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 * You may obtain a copy of the License at
 *
 * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 *
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
 * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
 * WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
 * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
 * limitations under the License.
 **/

// The `https` setting requires the `fs` module. Uncomment the following
// to make it available:
//var fs = require("fs");

module.exports = {
    // the tcp port that the Node-RED web server is listening on
    uiPort: process.env.PORT || 1880,

    // By default, the Node-RED UI accepts connections on all IPv4 interfaces.
    // To listen on all IPv6 addresses, set uiHost to "::",
    // The following property can be used to listen on a specific interface. For
    // example, the following would only allow connections from the local machine.
    //uiHost: "127.0.0.1",

    // Retry time in milliseconds for MQTT connections
    mqttReconnectTime: 15000,

    // Retry time in milliseconds for Serial port connections
    serialReconnectTime: 15000,

    // Retry time in milliseconds for TCP socket connections
    //socketReconnectTime: 10000,

    // Timeout in milliseconds for TCP server socket connections
    //  defaults to no timeout
    //socketTimeout: 120000,

    // Maximum number of messages to wait in queue while attempting to connect to TCP socket
    //  defaults to 1000
    //tcpMsgQueueSize: 2000,

    // Timeout in milliseconds for HTTP request connections
    //  defaults to 120 seconds
    //httpRequestTimeout: 120000,

    // The maximum length, in characters, of any message sent to the debug sidebar tab
    debugMaxLength: 1000,

    // The maximum number of messages nodes will buffer internally as part of their
    // operation. This applies across a range of nodes that operate on message sequences.
    //  defaults to no limit. A value of 0 also means no limit is applied.
    //nodeMaxMessageBufferLength: 0,

    // To disable the option for using local files for storing keys and certificates in the TLS configuration
    //  node, set this to true
    //tlsConfigDisableLocalFiles: true,

    // Colourise the console output of the debug node
    //debugUseColors: true,

    // The file containing the flows. If not set, it defaults to flows_<hostname>.json
    //flowFile: 'flows.json',

    // To enabled pretty-printing of the flow within the flow file, set the following
    //  property to true:
    //flowFilePretty: true,

    // By default, credentials are encrypted in storage using a generated key. To
    // specify your own secret, set the following property.
    // If you want to disable encryption of credentials, set this property to false.
    // Note: once you set this property, do not change it - doing so will prevent
    // node-red from being able to decrypt your existing credentials and they will be
    // lost.
    //credentialSecret: "a-secret-key",

    // By default, all user data is stored in the Node-RED install directory. To
    // use a different location, the following property can be used
    //userDir: '/home/nol/.node-red/',

    // Node-RED scans the `nodes` directory in the install directory to find nodes.
    // The following property can be used to specify an additional directory to scan.
    //nodesDir: '/home/nol/.node-red/nodes',

    // By default, the Node-RED UI is available at http://localhost:1880/
    // The following property can be used to specify a different root path.
    // If set to false, this is disabled.
    //httpAdminRoot: '/admin',

    // Some nodes, such as HTTP In, can be used to listen for incoming http requests.
    // By default, these are served relative to '/'. The following property
    // can be used to specifiy a different root path. If set to false, this is
    // disabled.
    //httpNodeRoot: '/red-nodes',

    // The following property can be used in place of 'httpAdminRoot' and 'httpNodeRoot',
    // to apply the same root to both parts.
    //httpRoot: '/red',

    // When httpAdminRoot is used to move the UI to a different root path, the
    // following property can be used to identify a directory of static content
    // that should be served at http://localhost:1880/.
    //httpStatic: '/home/nol/node-red-static/',

    // The maximum size of HTTP request that will be accepted by the runtime api.
    // Default: 5mb
    //apiMaxLength: '5mb',

    // If you installed the optional node-red-dashboard you can set it's path
    // relative to httpRoot
    //ui: { path: "ui" },

    // Securing Node-RED
    // -----------------
    // To password protect the Node-RED editor and admin API, the following
    // property can be used. See http://nodered.org/docs/security.html for details.
    //adminAuth: {
    //    type: "credentials",
    //    users: [{
    //        username: "admin",
    //        password: "$2a$08$zZWtXTja0fB1pzD4sHCMyOCMYz2Z6dNbM6tl8sJogENOMcxWV9DN.",
    //        permissions: "*"
    //    }]
    //},

    // To password protect the node-defined HTTP endpoints (httpNodeRoot), or
    // the static content (httpStatic), the following properties can be used.
    // The pass field is a bcrypt hash of the password.
    // See http://nodered.org/docs/security.html#generating-the-password-hash
    //httpNodeAuth: {user:"user",pass:"$2a$08$zZWtXTja0fB1pzD4sHCMyOCMYz2Z6dNbM6tl8sJogENOMcxWV9DN."},
    //httpStaticAuth: {user:"user",pass:"$2a$08$zZWtXTja0fB1pzD4sHCMyOCMYz2Z6dNbM6tl8sJogENOMcxWV9DN."},

    // The following property can be used to enable HTTPS
    // See http://nodejs.org/api/https.html#https_https_createserver_options_requestlistener
    // for details on its contents.
    // See the comment at the top of this file on how to load the `fs` module used by
    // this setting.
    //
    //https: {
    //    key: fs.readFileSync('privatekey.pem'),
    //    cert: fs.readFileSync('certificate.pem')
    //},

    // The following property can be used to cause insecure HTTP connections to
    // be redirected to HTTPS.
    //requireHttps: true

    // The following property can be used to disable the editor. The admin API
    // is not affected by this option. To disable both the editor and the admin
    // API, use either the httpRoot or httpAdminRoot properties
    //disableEditor: false,

    // The following property can be used to configure cross-origin resource sharing
    // in the HTTP nodes.
    // See https://github.com/troygoode/node-cors#configuration-options for
    // details on its contents. The following is a basic permissive set of options:
    //httpNodeCors: {
    //    origin: "*",
    //    methods: "GET,PUT,POST,DELETE"
    //},

    // If you need to set an http proxy please set an environment variable
    // called http_proxy (or HTTP_PROXY) outside of Node-RED in the operating system.
    // For example - http_proxy=http://myproxy.com:8080
    // (Setting it here will have no effect)
    // You may also specify no_proxy (or NO_PROXY) to supply a comma separated
    // list of domains to not proxy, eg - no_proxy=.acme.co,.acme.co.uk

    // The following property can be used to add a custom middleware function
    // in front of all http in nodes. This allows custom authentication to be
    // applied to all http in nodes, or any other sort of common request processing.
    //httpNodeMiddleware: function(req,res,next) {
    //    // Handle/reject the request, or pass it on to the http in node by calling next();
    //    // Optionally skip our rawBodyParser by setting this to true;
    //    //req.skipRawBodyParser = true;
    //    next();
    //},

    // The following property can be used to verify websocket connection attempts.
    // This allows, for example, the HTTP request headers to be checked to ensure
    // they include valid authentication information.
    //webSocketNodeVerifyClient: function(info) {
    //    // 'info' has three properties:
    //    //   - origin : the value in the Origin header
    //    //   - req : the HTTP request
    //    //   - secure : true if req.connection.authorized or req.connection.encrypted is set
    //    //
    //    // The function should return true if the connection should be accepted, false otherwise.
    //    //
    //    // Alternatively, if this function is defined to accept a second argument, callback,
    //    // it can be used to verify the client asynchronously.
    //    // The callback takes three arguments:
    //    //   - result : boolean, whether to accept the connection or not
    //    //   - code : if result is false, the HTTP error status to return
    //    //   - reason: if result is false, the HTTP reason string to return
    //},

    // Anything in this hash is globally available to all functions.
    // It is accessed as context.global.
    // eg:
    //    functionGlobalContext: { os:require('os') }
    // can be accessed in a function block as:
    //    context.global.os

    functionGlobalContext: {
        // os:require('os'),
        // jfive:require("johnny-five"),
        // j5board:require("johnny-five").Board({repl:false})
    },

    // Context Storage
    // The following property can be used to enable context storage. The configuration
    // provided here will enable file-based context that flushes to disk every 30 seconds.
    // Refer to the documentation for further options: https://nodered.org/docs/api/context/
    //
    //contextStorage: {
    //    default: {
    //        module:"localfilesystem"
    //    },
    //},

    // The following property can be used to order the categories in the editor
    // palette. If a node's category is not in the list, the category will get
    // added to the end of the palette.
    // If not set, the following default order is used:
    //paletteCategories: ['subflows', 'input', 'output', 'function', 'social', 'mobile', 'storage', 'analysis', 'advanced'],

    // Configure the logging output
    logging: {
        // Only console logging is currently supported
        console: {
            // Level of logging to be recorded. Options are:
            // fatal - only those errors which make the application unusable should be recorded
            // error - record errors which are deemed fatal for a particular request + fatal errors
            // warn - record problems which are non fatal + errors + fatal errors
            // info - record information about the general running of the application + warn + error + fatal errors
            // debug - record information which is more verbose than info + info + warn + error + fatal errors
            // trace - record very detailed logging + debug + info + warn + error + fatal errors
            // off - turn off all logging (doesn't affect metrics or audit)
            level: "info",
            // Whether or not to include metric events in the log output
            metrics: false,
            // Whether or not to include audit events in the log output
            audit: false
        }
    },

    // Customising the editor
    editorTheme: {
        projects: {
            // To enable the Projects feature, set this value to true
            enabled: true
        }
    },
}

Welcome to Node-RED

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30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] Node-RED version: v0.20.7

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] Node.js version: v10.13.0

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] Darwin 18.7.0 x64 LE

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] Loading palette nodes

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [warn] rpi-gpio : Raspberry Pi specific node set inactive

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] Settings file : /Users/b6oj/.node-red/settings.js

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] Context store : 'default' [module=memory]

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] User directory : /Users/b6oj/.node-red

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [warn] Project not found : nodered

30 Aug 11:19:05 - [info] Server now running at http://127.0.0.1:1880/

Conclusion. Projects are enabled in the settings file, but there the files for the project nodered are not found. Thus the check for the activeProject will succeed, but activeProject itself will not have functions on it as it won't exist.

@knolleary is this a bug that a project directory that is enabled/set to active but does not have the right files does not get a folder created, or could something else have happened here?

do you think this is something that can be resolved?

Are you using Projects specifically to manage and deploy your flows? I'm asking because you say this is your first flow, and from what the topic has brought so far it appears to be your first time deploying too. If you're not relying on Projects functionality, turn it off in the settings.js file, restart Node-RED and see what happens. It might resolve your problem. Because of the not-fully-working of Projects I can't say for sure where your flow file is located. It could be in the .node-red folder, or in .node-red/projects/nodered/, based on the name of your project.

okay that worked...thanks for the help