Runtime error in docker container, Module not found

  containers, docker, node.js

I am sorry for the newbie question, but I have been figuring out this error, I have an Express app and I am trying to run it as a docker container. I’ve used this Dockerfile:

FROM node:14.17.0-alpine
COPY /src /nodejs
WORKDIR /nodejs
ADD package*.json ./
RUN npm install

CMD [ "node", "app.js" ]

and this is my package.js file :

  "name": "server",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "",
  "main": "app.js",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "node app.js",
    "dev": "nodemon app.js -e js"
  "keywords": [],
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC",
  "dependencies": {
    "express": "^4.17.1",
    "express-rate-limit": "^5.1.3",
    "nodemon": "^2.0.3",
    "prom-client": "^12.0.0",
    "puppeteer": "^10.4.0"

I’m using windows 10 and the command I used to deploy the container is :

docker run --name express-api -d -p 4000:4000 docker-express-app

the error that I get after executing the above command, in power shell:


  throw err;


Error: Cannot find module '/nodejs/app.js'

    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:885:15)

    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:730:27)

    at Function.executeUserEntryPoint [as runMain] (internal/modules/run_main.js:72:12)

    at internal/main/run_main_module.js:17:47 {


  requireStack: []


any idea on this issue is appreciated.

P.S: my project hierarchy is like so :

Source: Docker Questions