Raymond Raymond | Frontend & JavaScript

Resolve: "promises" is not exported by __vite-browser-external

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When using ollama-js package in Vue + Vite project, the following error may show up when running nuxt generate command:

ERROR Nuxt Build Error: node_modules/ollama/dist/index.mjs (2:13): "promises" is not exported by "__vite-browser-external", imported by "node_modules/ollama/dist/index.mjs".


When running nuxt dev, the above error will not throw out as it uses Node.js. When generating for browser, we can use polyfills to address the above issue.

npm install --save-dev vite-plugin-node-polyfills

Then add the plugin nodePolyfills for Vite:

import yaml from "@rollup/plugin-yaml"
import { nodePolyfills } from 'vite-plugin-node-polyfills'

// https://nuxt.com/docs/api/configuration/nuxt-config
export default defineNuxtConfig({
  devtools: { enabled: true},
  ssr: false,
  vite: {
    plugins: [

The above code snippet is for Nuxt. You can add to your vite.config.js directly if you are not using any frameworks:

import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
import { nodePolyfills } from 'vite-plugin-node-polyfills'

export default defineConfig({
  plugins: [


For applications built with ollama-js with client side rendering, please import from 'ollama/browser'.

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