Charizard_ Charizard_ - 1 month ago 16
Node.js Question

node-gyp error while doing npm install

I am doing npm install from a project and I am getting this wierd error in node-gyp.

> pty.js@0.2.3 install /home/charizard/Open/terminal-codelearn/node_modules/pty.js
> node-gyp rebuild

npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/commander
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/nan
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/tinycolor
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/options
gyp ERR! configure error
gyp ERR! stack Error: "pre" versions of node cannot be installed, use the --nodedir flag instead
gyp ERR! stack at install (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/install.js:65:16)
gyp ERR! stack at Object.self.commands.(anonymous function) [as install] (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/node-gyp.js:66:37)
gyp ERR! stack at getNodeDir (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:228:20)
gyp ERR! stack at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:110:9
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:659:7)
gyp ERR! stack at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:106:17)
gyp ERR! stack at maybeClose (child_process.js:773:16)
gyp ERR! stack at Socket.<anonymous> (child_process.js:986:11)
gyp ERR! stack at Socket.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:103:17)
gyp ERR! stack at Pipe.close (net.js:458:12)
gyp ERR! System Linux 3.5.0-37-generic
gyp ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd /home/charizard/Open/terminal-codelearn/node_modules/pty.js
gyp ERR! node -v v0.11.8-pre
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v0.10.10
gyp ERR! not ok
npm ERR! weird error 1


When I do npm list, I get this following message.

npm ERR! missing: pty.js@>=0.2.2, required by terminal-codelearn@0.0.3
npm ERR! not ok code 0


Sorry, I am completely new to nodejs.

Answer

The reason this happens is that node-gyp evaluates the -pre part of node@0.11.8-pre as -1. The install then receives a 404 and fails.

gyp http GET http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.8.-1/node-v11.8.-1.tar.gz
gyp http 404 http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.8.-1/node-v11.8.-1.tar.gz

To solve this problem, use a stable release of Node.js. Otherwise, you need to have the Node source lying around, and use the --nodedir flag.

npm install --nodedir=/node/src/

You can read more about this issue here.

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