Local NPM package breaks build process

Hi all,

I’ve been working on a project that incorporates ionic 2/angular 2 for a native app and plain angular 2 for the desktop version. In order to share and maintain shared dependencies for both versions I’ve created a local NPM package that contains all of the different shared items (basic providers, interfaces, api calls). Using npm link I’ve been able to add these shared dependencies into the angular 2 desktop project and it works great, however when I add this package to the ionic 2 project, it causes a bug in the build process by changing the folder structure in the .tmp file.

To further explain, before I added the local NPM package, the .tmp folder would contain a transpiled version of everything inside of the src folder which the build process then uses to complete the build. When I add the local NPM package to the project however, inside the .tmp folder there is a different structure that looks like shared\path\between\npm\and\ionic

For example:
If the ionic project is located at


and the npm package is located at


then the resulting structure inside of the .tmp file is


Or if the ionic project was located at


and the npm package is the same as listed above, then the resulting structure inside of the .tmp file would be


This change in folder structure then breaks the build process as it looks for the components inside of


which isn’t correct. Hopefully this helps make sense of things. I’m not quite sure how to go about fixing this issue, whether it be a change in the ionic build process that I can make or if there is a setting that needs to be made in either of the package.json files. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, it would be greatly appreciated!


Note: I have been able to recreate this by starting a new project and local npm package, linking the npm package to the new ionic project and adding a simple dependency from the npm package. On ionic serve, it breaks the path generation, even though it doesn’t use a .tmp directory.

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