maxchehab maxchehab - 1 year ago 188
Node.js Question

Unable to build with electron-packager within electron-forge

I have created a default project with electron-forge. When I try to package my project with the command

electron-forge
, the process exits with the following error.

What am I doing wrong? I followed the instructions to a tee at electron-forge.

$ electron-forge package
✔ Checking your system
✔ Preparing to Package Application for arch: x64
✔ Compiling Application
✔ Preparing native dependencies
⠦ Packaging Application
An unhandled rejection has occurred inside Forge:
Command failed: npm prune --production
npm WARN [email protected] No repository field.

npm ERR! May not delete: /tmp/electron-packager/linux-x64/electron-example-linux-x64/resources/app/node_modules/.bin

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/maxchehab/.npm/_logs/2017-07-21T04_40_37_618Z-debug.log

Error: Command failed: npm prune --production
npm WARN [email protected] No repository field.

npm ERR! May not delete: /tmp/electron-packager/linux-x64/electron-example-linux-x64/resources/app/node_modules/.bin

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/maxchehab/.npm/_logs/2017-07-21T04_40_37_618Z-debug.log

at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:270:12)
at emitTwo (events.js:125:13)
at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:213:7)
at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:921:16)
at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:211:5)


Thank you for your time.

Answer Source

It looks like the latest version of npm has introduced a bug for the electron make process. Issue is being tracked here. Github Issue

Try this workaround for a possible fix(untested):

rm -rf node_modules
npm install --production --ignore-scripts
npm install --no-save electron-rebuild --ignore-scripts
node_modules/.bin/electron-rebuild
npm remove electron-rebuild --ignore-scripts

Or downgrade your npm to a version less than 5.3(tested, works).

npm i -g [email protected]
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