@Asaf_Shay The error in the import:workflow command seems unrelated to zipped files. It looks like the installed n8n on that machine has its node_modules folder modified. Can you please install n8n globally from the npm registry and try with that instead ?
Are you running it locally on your machine after unzipping it as well? I have seen very odd things happen when things are compressed like permissions being changed on files or some files being missed depending on how it was done.
What are you actually doing with n8n that requires this process? I would have thought building a docker image would be much easier and better for deployments.
the main purpose is to save time, when a customer makes an HTTP request to us we start the machine in amazon that starts n8n that starts a specific workflow for this customer, so to save time until now we zip n8n (after installing and build and add external packages) and when instance in amazon is up we download the specific zip.
until now we use the old version that uses lerna and part of the process was after I downloaded the zip I run in amazon
lerna bootstrap --hoist (because the zip and unzip was making trouble again)
but with the new version of n8n I don’t know what to do