FAQ: React Router - Rendering A <Router>

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React Router
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I followed the steps and I got a compile error Attempted import error: 'useHistory' is not exported from 'react-router-dom'. so I can’t carry on with lessons until I resolve this.

I am not trying to import it nor to use it anywhere in the file, but think in some cases <Router> might require history prop to be passed to it?

I think this is due to the course being for React Router v5.x and the latest version of React Router (v6) introducing breaking changes.

What I did to work around it was just revert to v5:

npm uninstall react-router-dom
npm install react-router-dom@5.*    

the new version of react router is 8 but we learn it from 5.2.0, I wonder is there any material we need to pay attention to this update? is the course still up to date? thanks!

Course needs update.

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You can see which version is used by looking into the package.json, and then installing the corresponding version:
npm install [email protected]

When I fire up a new react app to test out the course steps everything works as far as installing the router package and npm. I’m able to install router package and change parent DIV to a parent Router etc. But when I download the files given to us by CodeCademy the instructions lead me to a ‘failed to connect to local host’ for some reason. I have a feeling that something is not up to date in CodeCademy’s file package. I am running the outdated version of react router dom 5.2. Which is kinda annoying that we have to play with old versions in order for codeCademy projects to work. The following is my error from terminal. IF anyone has any help to offer thanks.

Error: error:0308010C:digital envelope routines::unsupported
at new Hash (node:internal/crypto/hash:71:19)
at Object.createHash (node:crypto:133:10)
at module.exports (/Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/webpack/lib/util/createHash.js:135:53)
at NormalModule._initBuildHash (/Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/webpack/lib/NormalModule.js:417:16)
at /Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/webpack/lib/NormalModule.js:452:10
at /Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/webpack/lib/NormalModule.js:323:13
at /Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/loader-runner/lib/LoaderRunner.js:367:11
at /Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/loader-runner/lib/LoaderRunner.js:233:18
at context.callback (/Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/loader-runner/lib/LoaderRunner.js:111:13)
at /Users/edwardbaum/WebDevelopment/react-router-lesson-starter/node_modules/babel-loader/lib/index.js:59:103 {
opensslErrorStack: [ ‘error:03000086:digital envelope routines::initialization error’ ],
library: ‘digital envelope routines’,
reason: ‘unsupported’,