Beat Beat - 4 months ago 582
Node.js Question

npm install fails with error C2373 with vs2015 update 3

After reinstalling my machine with windows 10, setting it up with

Visual Studio 2015
I encountered this error on installing my git repositories:

npm install
fails on different projects with:

...
C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\src\win_delay_load_hook.c(34): error C2373: "__pfnDliNotifyHook2": [...]
gyp ERR! build error
gyp ERR! stack Error: `C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\14.0\bin\msbuild.exe` failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.onExit (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\node-gyp\lib\build.js:276:23)
gyp ERR! stack at emitTwo (events.js:87:13)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:172:7)
gyp ERR! stack at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:200:12)
gyp ERR! System Windows_NT 10.0.10586
gyp ERR! command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe" "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\node_modules\\node-gyp\\bin\\node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd C:\Users\beatgrabe\Fairmanager Projects\core-ui-common\node_modules\buffertools
gyp ERR! node -v v4.4.7
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.3.1
gyp ERR! not ok

Answer

This error stays in relation with npm, node-gyp and Visual Studio 2015 and is already fixed in node-gyp@3.4.0, but npm is still pointing to an old version. As I workaround I can propose this:

  1. Go to your folder where npm is installed, e.g.: C:\Program Files\nodejs\node_modules\npm

  2. Open: package.json

  3. Remove entry for node-gyp in bundleDependencies

  4. Bump version number to 3.4.0 for node-gyp in dependencies

  5. Make a npm i in this directory to install node-gyp@3.4.0 to fix the problem

Relating GitHub issues can be found here:

  1. nodejs/node#7286
  2. nodejs/node-gyp#956
  3. npm/npm#13199
  4. npm/npm#13200
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