imjp imjp - 2 years ago 184
Node.js Question

npm can't find package.json

I'm trying to install the dependencies of some example Express apps I've downloaded but all of the apps throw the same error:

c:\node\stylus>npm install -d
npm info it worked if it ends with ok
npm info using npm@1.1.1
npm info using node@v0.6.11
npm ERR! Couldn't read dependencies.

npm ERR! Error: ENOENT, no such file or directory 'c:\node\stylus\package.json'
npm ERR! You may report this log at:
npm ERR! <>
npm ERR! or email it to:
npm ERR! <>
npm ERR!
npm ERR! System Windows_NT 6.1.7600
npm ERR! command "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\\\node.exe" "C:\\Program File
s (x86)\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "install" "-d"
npm ERR! cwd c:\node\stylus
npm ERR! node -v v0.6.11
npm ERR! npm -v 1.1.1
npm ERR! path c:\node\stylus\package.json
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! message ENOENT, no such file or directory 'c:\node\stylus\package.json'

npm ERR! errno {}
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! c:\node\stylus\npm-debug.log
npm not ok

Does anyone know what might be the root of this problem?

I'm running:

  • Windows 7 64 bit

  • npm 1.1.1

  • node 6.11

  • express 2.5.8

Answer Source

I think you forgot to setup the directory for express:

express <yourdirectory>

Once you do that you should be able to see a bunch of files, you should then run the command:

npm install -d


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