Pug should be a dependency

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In “Set up a Template Engine” section of “Advanced Node and Express” I am not able to pass the first test even though am able to pass the remaining ones.

I keep getting the error “Pug should be a dependency. (Test timed out)” or “Pug should be a dependency.” even though I have added it correctly as a dependency
"devDependencies": { "nodemon": "^2.0.4", "pug": "^3.0.2" }

I used the command npm i --save pug@~3.0.0 on the command line to install it.

Even manually setting the dependency list to the following is not working
"devDependencies": { "nodemon": "^2.0.4", "pug": "~3.0.0" }
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solution: https://replit.com/@duncanndegwa/boilerplate-advancednode

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User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/99.0.4844.51 Safari/537.36

Challenge: Set up a Template Engine

Link to the challenge:

"devDependencies": { "nodemon": "^2.0.4", "pug": "^3.0.2" }

Did it say “dependency” or “dev dependency”?

Thanks kevinSmith for your reply. It says dependency. I am copy pasting the response below:
// running tests Pug should be a dependency. // tests completed

Yes, and you’ve added it to the dev dependencies… Is that what you want?

Looking at your package.json, I see:

  // ...
  "dependencies": {
    "cors": "^2.8.5",
    "dotenv": "^8.2.0",
    "express": "^4.16.1",
    "mongodb": "^3.6.1"
  // ...
  "devDependencies": {
    "nodemon": "^2.0.4",
    "pug": "^3.0.2"

Do you see the issue?

Thanks for pointing that out. Its now working. But just out of curiosity. How do you install a package to to dependencies and not to devdependecies? I used npm install pug and it went into devdependecies.

These should install in prod:

$ npm install ...


$ npm install --save-prod ...


$ npm install -P ...

For dev you do:

$ npm install --save-dev ...


$ npm install -D ...

But as with all things, don’t be afraid to to google it:

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Thank you for the clarification.

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