Noah Clark Noah Clark - 1 year ago 145
Javascript Question

Error: Cannot find module '../lib/cli'

I'm completely new to javascript development and I'm getting the following error as I work my way through the backbone_blueprints book. Here is the error I get:

> simple-blog@0.1.0 start /Users/noahc/Projects/backbone_blueprints/blog
> nodemon server.js

throw err;
Error: Cannot find module '../lib/cli'
at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:338:15)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:280:25)
at Module.require (module.js:364:17)
at require (module.js:380:17)
at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/noahc/Projects/backbone_blueprints/blog/node_modules/.bin/nodemon:3:11)
at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:497:10)

npm ERR! Darwin 14.1.0
npm ERR! argv "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "start"
npm ERR! node v0.10.33
npm ERR! npm v2.1.11
npm ERR! simple-blog@0.1.0 start: `nodemon server.js`
npm ERR! Exit status 8
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the simple-blog@0.1.0 start script 'nodemon server.js'.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the simple-blog package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! nodemon server.js
npm ERR! You can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls simple-blog
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! /Users/noahc/Projects/backbone_blueprints/blog/npm-debug.log
☹ ~/Projects/backbone_blueprints/blog npm install ruby-2.1.3
npm WARN package.json simple-blog@0.1.0 No repository field.
npm WARN package.json simple-blog@0.1.0 No README data

Here is the debug log:

0 info it worked if it ends with ok
1 verbose cli [ 'node', '/usr/local/bin/npm', 'install' ]
2 info using npm@2.1.11
3 info using node@v0.10.33
4 verbose node symlink /usr/local/bin/node
5 error install Couldn't read dependencies
6 verbose stack Error: ENOENT, open '/Users/noahc/Projects/backbone_blueprints/package.json'
7 verbose cwd /Users/noahc/Projects/backbone_blueprints
8 error Darwin 14.1.0
9 error argv "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install"
10 error node v0.10.33
11 error npm v2.1.11
12 error path /Users/noahc/Projects/backbone_blueprints/package.json
13 error code ENOPACKAGEJSON
14 error errno 34
15 error package.json ENOENT, open '/Users/noahc/Projects/backbone_blueprints/package.json'
15 error package.json This is most likely not a problem with npm itself.
15 error package.json npm can't find a package.json file in your current directory.
16 verbose exit [ 34, true ]

And this:

☹ ~/Projects/backbone_blueprints/blog which node ruby-2.1.3
☺ ~/Projects/backbone_blueprints/blog which npm ruby-2.1.3

I thought it might be a path issue and so I added
export NODE_PATH=/opt/lib/node_modules
to my .zshrc file and sourced it and that seemed to have no impact.

Any thoughts on anyway I can troubleshoot this or try to better understand what is actually happening?

Answer Source

I found the fix. I had to install nodemon globally doing this: npm install nodemon -g

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