Webpack 5 Node Polyfills Upgrade Cheatsheet
Webpack 4 automatically polyfilled many Node APIs in the browser. This was not a great system, because it could lead to surprisingly giant libraries getting pulled into your app by accident, and it gave you no control over the exact versions of the polyfills you were using.
So Webpack 5 removed this functionality. That means you need to make changes if you were relying on those polyfills. This is a quick reference for how to replace the most common patterns.
List of polyfill packages that were used in webpack 4
For each automatically-polyfilled node package name on the left, this shows the name of the NPM package that was used to polyfill it on the right. Under webpack 5 you can manually install these packages and use them via