Today I decided to try out the new yarn berry version (v2) with create-react-app and couldn't find any material to get started, so I hope this guide will help you if you are planning to use the new yarn version with CRA :). This shows how to get started with a new app but you can follow the same steps with an already existing app.
You will need to install yarn if it's not yet installed on your machine.
npm install -g yarn
Creating the app
First, let's create a create-react-app application with typescript (typescript is optional).
npx create-react-app my-app --template typescript cd my-app
Migrating to yarn berry
Yarn berry no longer uses the node_modules folder so we need to delete it. To read more about this, take a look at yarn documentation regarding Plug'n'Play
rm -rf node_modules
We need to tell yarn that we want to use berry for this project.
yarn set version berry
Now let's install our dependencies with the new yarn version.
After this step, you will notice that a new
.yarn folder and
.yarnrc.yml file were created. To see more information on the role of every folder, take a look at this issue.
We don't want to commit the yarn cache files, let's add the following lines to our
.yarn/* !.yarn/releases !.yarn/plugins .pnp.*
That's it, yarn berry is now configured for our project. Run
yarn start to start the app in development mode. Open http://localhost:3000 to view it in the browser.
You should see the following screenshot 🎉.
You might notice that VSCode (or other editors) does not resolve the third party dependencies typescript types (such as react). In order to setup your editor follow the yarn documentation.