Otis Wright Otis Wright - 1 year ago 175
Node.js Question

Errors installing pty.js (node) on OS X

I have run into an unusal problem when trying to install pty.js using node:

If I run

npm install pty.js
I receive this error:

> node-gyp rebuild

CXX(target) Release/obj.target/pty/src/unix/pty.o
../src/unix/pty.cc:487:10: error: use of undeclared identifier 'openpty'
return openpty(amaster, aslave, name, (termios *)termp, (winsize *)winp);
^
../src/unix/pty.cc:533:10: error: use of undeclared identifier 'forkpty'
return forkpty(amaster, name, (termios *)termp, (winsize *)winp);
^
2 errors generated.
make: *** [Release/obj.target/pty/src/unix/pty.o] Error 1
gyp ERR! build error
gyp ERR! stack Error: `make` failed with exit code: 2
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onExit (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/build.js:267:23)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:98:17)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:809:12)
gyp ERR! System Darwin 13.3.0
gyp ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd /Users/otiswright/Developer/Projects/Web/Hatchway/node_modules/pty.js
gyp ERR! node -v v0.10.29
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v0.13.1
gyp ERR! not ok
npm ERR! pty.js@0.2.4 install: `node-gyp rebuild`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the pty.js@0.2.4 install script.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the pty.js package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! node-gyp rebuild
npm ERR! You can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls pty.js
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! System Darwin 13.3.0
npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "pty.js"
npm ERR! cwd /Users/otiswright/Developer/Projects/Web/Hatchway
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.29
npm ERR! npm -v 1.5.0-alpha-4
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! /Users/otiswright/Developer/Projects/Web/Hatchway/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0


I have node-gyp installed am running OS X with xcode + commandlines installed.

I am not sure where the problem is occurring? Could be dependencies.

Answer Source

I had the same issue with a different node package devtools-terminal.

The problem is that a header file is configured incorrectly for OSX as explained here.

This is the work around I use:

  1. mkdir /tmp/pty.js
  2. git clone https://github.com/chjj/pty.js.git /tmp/pty.js
  3. vi /tmp/pty.js/src/unix/pty.cc
  4. replace line 39: #include <util.h> with #include "/usr/include/util.h"
  5. npm install -g /tmp/pty.js
  6. and now npm install -g devtools-terminal should work.

This way you fix the issue in pty.js and use your local copy as the dependency for the package you with to install.

Good luck!

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