Pratik Mandrekar Pratik Mandrekar - 1 year ago 713
Node.js Question

Error installing node-gyp on ubuntu

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> weak@0.2.2 install node_modules/weak
> node-gyp rebuild

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/", line 18, in <module>
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'script_main'
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: `gyp` failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onCpExit (/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:337:16)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:98:17)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:789:12)
gyp ERR! System Linux 3.11.0-15-generic
gyp ERR! command "node" "/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"

gyp ERR! node -v v0.10.15
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v0.12.1
gyp ERR! not ok
npm ERR! weak@0.2.2 install: `node-gyp rebuild`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the weak@0.2.2 install script.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the weak 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 weak
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! System Linux 3.11.0-15-generic
npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "weak@0.2.2"
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.15
npm ERR! npm -v 1.3.23

npm ERR! not ok code 0

I don't have a direct dependency on weak or node-gyp but I guess it is required by my other dependencies (express,phantom,ejs,aws-sdk,moment). Anyone faced such an issue and was able to fix?

Answer Source

This is what worked. You need python 2.6 during the installation.

#On Ubuntu Saucy:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python2.6
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python2.6 20
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python2.7 10

#you can switch between 2.6 & 2.7 using:
sudo update-alternatives --config python

#Btw I installed node using ppa:chris-lea/node.js

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