Grpc and meteor

have a need to integrate a meteor server side with a grpc call. i’d rather not use a http rest type call, but can’t seem to get the grpc package to play nicely. has anyone got this to work?

the standalone version of the same server side code works, but with meteor, getting this error where grpc can’t init.

TypeError: Cannot read property ‘ns’ of null
W20170710-14:29:52.454(-7)? (STDERR) at Object.load (/Users/rich/dev/web/discovery/node_modules/grpc/src/node/index.js:165:28)