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New Relic for Node.js was unable to bootstrap itself


Node Agent Question Template

I’m trying to setup newrelic for a node server running inside a docker.
I’m unable to find any relevant posts, kindly help.

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  • What language agent version are you using? Any other relevant versions? (Node modules, etc.?)
    Node v8.11.0

  • If you are seeing an error message, paste in the error message you are seeing (text or screenshot):

    New Relic for Node.js was unable to bootstrap itself due to an error:",“stack”:“TypeError: Cannot read property ‘enabled’ of undefined\n at new Agent (/var/node/quikr-pwa/node_modules/newrelic/lib/agent.js:61:30)\n at createAgent (/var/node/quikr-pwa/node_modules/newrelic/index.js:121:15)\n at initialize (/var/node/quikr-pwa/node_modules/newrelic/index.js:75:15)\n at Object. (/var/node/quikr-pwa/node_modules/newrelic/index.js:32:3)\n at Module._compile (module.js:635:30)\n at Object.Module._extensions…js (module.js:646:10)\n at Module.load (module.js:554:32)\n at tryModuleLoad (module.js:497:12)\n at Function.Module._load (module.js:489:3)\n at Module.require (module.js:579:17)”,“message”:"Cannot read property ‘enabled’ of undefined

  • Describe what are you seeing? Describe how that differs from you were expecting to see?
    Unable to start the newrelic agent


Hi @harshit.kumar, I see you you have a ticket open for this issue, it would be great to post your solution back in here when you get it :smiley:


Hi @rdouglas,
We added the below node script to fix the error.

let fs = require(‘fs’);

let fileContent = fs.readFileSync(’./node_modules/newrelic/index.js’, { encoding: ‘utf-8’ });

fileContent = fileContent.replace(“lib/config’”, “lib/config/index’”);

fs.writeFileSync(’./node_modules/newrelic/index.js’, fileContent, { encoding: ‘utf-8’, flag: ‘w’ });


Glad to hear it, great work :smiley: