NodeBB on heroku

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  • Hey guys.

    I'm trying to install NodeBB on heroku with Mongolab or MongoHQ database providers. My database is correctly setup, but when I try and launch the app via node app, I get the following error :

    error: Error creating index text search not enabled
    info: [themes] Compiling templates
    error: path must be a string
    TypeError: path must be a string
        at Object.fs.readdir (fs.js:649:11)
        at Object.module.exports.utils.walk (/dev/nodebb/public/src/utils.js:37:7)
        at compileTemplates (/dev/nodebb/src/middleware/index.js:85:8)
        at /dev/nodebb/src/middleware/index.js:226:4
        at /dev/nodebb/src/plugins.js:468:5
        at /dev/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:119:25
        at /dev/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:24:16
        at /dev/nodebb/src/plugins.js:465:6
        at /dev/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:111:13
        at Array.forEach (native)

    I have no error when using redistogo, but I really don't want to use redis for a forum application.

    EDIT: Hmm nevermind, I get the same error when using redis (minus the error: Error creating index text search not enabled part).

  • Doesn't seem like there's a problem with mongo or redis, but your themes. I haven't personally installed on Heroku before so I'm not sure if there's something special you have to do to those directories? The two relevant directories are


    I guess double check and see if they exist?

  • @psychobunny Thanks for your reply!

    Those directories do exist, I've simply cloned the git repository of ghost, then npm install, node app --setup then node app.

  • I'm going to have to jump on to heroku and try and figure this out. Filed an issue, pls keep updated @


    I've simply cloned the git repository of ghost

    I'm assuming this is a typo here ๐Ÿ˜› if not, I could understand why it doesn't work rofl - kidding, obviously a NodeBB stack trace ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Whoops, my tongue slipped.

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