Emanuel Quimper Emanuel Quimper - 6 months ago 161
Node.js Question

npm start error with create-react-app

I have a project who I didn't touch for 2 weeks. I take it back and now when I try to run

npm start
I got this error.

> react-scripts start

sh: react-scripts: command not found

npm ERR! Darwin 16.0.0
npm ERR! argv "/usr/local/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "start"
npm ERR! node v6.7.0
npm ERR! npm v3.10.3
npm ERR! file sh
npm ERR! errno ENOENT
npm ERR! syscall spawn
npm ERR! UpScore@0.6.0 start: `react-scripts start`
npm ERR! spawn ENOENT
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the UpScore@0.6.0 start script 'react-scripts start'.
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the UpScore package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! react-scripts start
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR! npm bugs UpScore
npm ERR! Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls UpScore
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

  • node 6.7.0

  • npm 3.10.3

  • mac sierra 10.12


"name": "UpScore",
"version": "0.6.0",
"private": true,
"devDependencies": {
"react-addons-test-utils": "^15.3.1",
"react-scripts": "0.4.1",
"react-test-renderer": "^15.3.1",
"redux-logger": "^2.6.1"
"dependencies": {
"@yoshokatana/medium-button": "^1.1.0",
"axios": "^0.14.0",
"bcrypt": "^0.8.7",
"bcrypt-nodejs": "0.0.3",
"bcryptjs": "^2.3.0",
"body-parser": "^1.15.2",
"connect-flash": "^0.1.1",
"cookie-parser": "^1.4.3",
"draft-js": "^0.8.1",
"draft-js-editor": "^1.7.2",
"draft-js-export-html": "^0.4.0",
"ejs": "^2.5.2",
"email-verification": "^0.4.5",
"express": "^4.14.0",
"express-session": "^1.14.1",
"flexboxgrid": "^6.3.1",
"highlight.js": "^9.6.0",
"immutable": "^3.8.1",
"katex": "^0.6.0",
"lodash": "^4.15.0",
"markdown-it-mathjax": "^1.0.3",
"material-ui": "^0.15.4",
"medium-editor": "^5.22.0",
"minutes-seconds-milliseconds": "^1.0.3",
"moment": "^2.15.0",
"moment-duration-format": "^1.3.0",
"mongod": "^1.3.0",
"mongodb": "^2.2.9",
"mongoose": "^4.6.0",
"monk": "^3.1.2",
"morgan": "^1.7.0",
"normalize.css": "^3.0.3",
"passport": "^0.3.2",
"passport-local": "^1.0.0",
"react": "^15.3.1",
"react-dom": "^15.3.1",
"react-markdown": "^2.4.2",
"react-medium-editor": "^1.8.1",
"react-redux": "^4.4.5",
"react-redux-form": "^0.14.5",
"react-rich-markdown": "^1.0.1",
"react-router": "^2.7.0",
"react-router-redux": "^4.0.5",
"react-tap-event-plugin": "^1.0.0",
"react-tinymce": "^0.5.1",
"redux": "^3.6.0",
"redux-form": "^6.0.5",
"redux-form-material-ui": "^4.0.1",
"redux-promise-middleware": "^4.0.0",
"redux-thunk": "^2.1.0",
"reselect": "^2.5.3",
"screenfull": "^3.0.2"
"scripts": {
"start": "react-scripts start",
"start:prod": "pushstate-server build",
"build": "react-scripts build",
"test": "react-scripts test --env=jsdom",
"eject": "react-scripts eject",
"server": "cd client/api && pm2 start server.js --watch",
"proxy": ""
"eslintConfig": {
"extends": "./node_modules/react-scripts/config/eslint.js"

I try to clone my repos too and get the same error. If someone can give me some way to find what happen. Thank you


It seems like you don't have react-scripts in your global environment. Two possibility are available here :

npm install -g react-scripts

or in your package.json change your script part like this :

  "scripts": {
    "start": "./node_modules/react-scripts/bin/react-scripts.js start",
    "start:prod": "pushstate-server build",
    "build": "./node_modules/react-scripts/bin/react-scripts.js build",
    "test": "./node_modules/react-scripts/bin/react-scripts.js test --env=jsdom",
    "eject": "./node_modules/react-scripts/bin/react-scripts.js eject",
    "server": "cd client/api && pm2 start server.js --watch",
    "proxy": ""