Vuejs 3: Problem with vue-template-compiler

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I am trying to integrate vuejs 3 to an existing project which uses webpack. I read about vue-loader, so I am trying to use it.

In the official documentation I have this:

Every time a new version of vue is released, a corresponding version of vue-template-compiler is released together. The compiler’s version must be in sync with the base vue package so that vue-loader produces code that is compatible with the runtime. This means every time you upgrade vue in your project, you should upgrade vue-template-compiler to match it as well.

So, when I try to compile I get this error:

Vue packages version mismatch:

- vue@3.0.2 (/home/alejo/playground/parquesFrontend/node_modules/vue/index.js)
- vue-template-compiler@2.6.12 (/home/alejo/playground/parquesFrontend/node_modules/vue-template-compiler/package.json)

This may cause things to work incorrectly. Make sure to use the same version for both.
If you are using vue-loader@>=10.0, simply update vue-template-compiler.
If you are using vue-loader@<10.0 or vueify, re-installing vue-loader/vueify should bump vue-template-compiler to the latest.

But when I try to install vue-template-compiler@3.0.2 I get this error:

❯ npm install vue-template-compiler@3.0.2
npm ERR! code ETARGET
npm ERR! notarget No matching version found for vue-template-compiler@3.0.2.
npm ERR! notarget In most cases you or one of your dependencies are requesting
npm ERR! notarget a package version that doesn't exist.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/alejo/.npm/_logs/2020-11-17T02_52_46_458Z-debug.log

How can I solve this problem?


To make vue 3 work fine with webpack without using vite or vue cli follow these steps :

  1. init the package.json like :
    "private": true,
    "name": "vue-3",
    "description": null,
  1. install the last version of vue :

npm i --save vue@next vue-loader@next

  1. install also the dev dependencies that includes @vue/compiler-sfc which replaces vue-template-compiler
npm i -D @vue/compiler-sfc css-loader file-loader mini-css-extract-plugin
 url-loader webpack webpack-cli webpack-dev-server
  • @vue/compiler-sfc
  • css-loader
  • file-loader
  • mini-css-extract-plugin
  • url-loader
  • vue-loader
  • webpack
  • webpack-cli
  • webpack-dev-server
  1. create or edit your webpack.config.js with following content :
const path = require("path");
const { VueLoaderPlugin } = require("vue-loader");
const MiniCssExtractPlugin = require("mini-css-extract-plugin");

module.exports = (env = {}) => ({
  mode: ? "production" : "development",
  devtool: ? "source-map" : "cheap-module-eval-source-map",
  entry: [
    path.resolve(__dirname, "./src/main.js")
  output: {
    path: path.resolve(__dirname, "./dist"),
    publicPath: "/dist/"
  resolve: {
    alias: {
      // this isn't technically needed, since the default `vue` entry for bundlers
      // is a simple `export * from '@vue/runtime-dom`. However having this
      // extra re-export somehow causes webpack to always invalidate the module
      // on the first HMR update and causes the page to reload.
      vue: "@vue/runtime-dom"
  module: {
    rules: [
        test: /.vue$/,
        use: "vue-loader"
        test: /.png$/,
        use: {
          loader: "url-loader",
          options: { limit: 8192 }
        test: /.css$/,
        use: [
            loader: MiniCssExtractPlugin.loader,
            options: { hmr: ! }
  plugins: [
    new VueLoaderPlugin(),
    new MiniCssExtractPlugin({
      filename: "[name].css"
  devServer: {
    inline: true,
    hot: true,
    stats: "minimal",
    contentBase: __dirname,
    overlay: true,
    injectClient: false,
    disableHostCheck: true

  1. Add dev script to run your app :
    "private": true,
    "scripts": {
        "dev": "webpack-dev-server"
    "dependencies": {
        "vue": "^3.0.2"
    "name": "vue-3",
    "description": null,
    "devDependencies": {

  1. Fill the index.html with following content :
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/dist/main.css" />
<div id="app"></div>
<script src="/dist/main.js"></script>

Finally run npm run dev the visit http://localhost:8080/

for a ready to use project try to clone this REPOSITORY which built by following the steps above.

Edit webpack-vue3

Source: stackoverflow