Smithy Smithy - 25 days ago 6
React JSX Question

Error when installing webpack React and Redux npm

I am following the tutorial on React and Redux on thenewboston Youtube channel, and just can't install dependencies when I navigate to the directory where the files are provided. Here's the link, and I am following exactly the tips from the beginning of the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSAw5f8mOQs&list=PL6gx4Cwl9DGBbSLZjvleMwldX8jGgXV6a&index=3

This is the error I get:

:~$ npm install
npm ERR! install Couldn't read dependencies
npm ERR! Error: ENOENT, open '/home/joe/package.json'
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 Linux 3.19.0-56-generic
npm ERR! command "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! cwd /home/joe
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.25
npm ERR! npm -v 1.3.10
npm ERR! path /home/joe/package.json
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! errno 34
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/joe/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0

Answer

You are missing package.json.

There are two possibilities:

You want to create new package.json

If you want to create a new package.json use npm init command to setup your package.json.

You already have some code with a package.json

If you already got some code from some repo, cd to that directory where you have your package.json and do a npm install or npm i