amolp1709 amolp1709 - 1 month ago 18
Node.js Question

not able to install node_modules

I am trying to install node_module but getting following error:

For example:npm install grunt-preprocess

D:\grunt_pre>npm install grunt-preprocess
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/grunt-preprocess
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/grunt-preprocess
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/grunt-preprocess
npm ERR! Error: connect ETIMEDOUT
npm ERR! at errnoException (net.js:901:11)
npm ERR! at Object.afterConnect [as oncomplete] (net.js:892:19)
npm ERR! If you need help, you may report this log at:
npm ERR! <http://github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR! or email it to:
npm ERR! <npm-@googlegroups.com>

npm ERR! System Windows_NT 6.1.7601
npm ERR! command "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\\\node.exe" "C:\\Program Files\\nod
ejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "install" "grunt-preprocess"
npm ERR! cwd D:\grunt_pre
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.15
npm ERR! npm -v 1.3.5
npm ERR! syscall connect
npm ERR! code ETIMEDOUT
npm ERR! errno ETIMEDOUT
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! D:\grunt_pre\npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0

Answer

The registry URL is pointing to https, you could try changing it by

npm config set registry="http://registry.npmjs.org/"

and then try installing the module. It may be possible that you are behind a proxy that is blocking secure (https) connections

If it doesn't work then may be you could manually try to download the current version of the module you are trying to install from the here

And run the command npm install grunt-preprocess-2.3.0.tgz

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