Marc Rasmussen Marc Rasmussen - 1 month ago 11x
Node.js Question

npm installing mmmagic fails

I am attempting to install

however i get the following error:

npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/nodejs" "/usr/bin/npm" "install" "mmmagic"
npm ERR! node v4.2.6
npm ERR! npm v3.5.2
npm ERR! file sh
npm ERR! errno ENOENT
npm ERR! syscall spawn

npm ERR! mmmagic@0.4.1 install: `node-gyp rebuild`
npm ERR! spawn ENOENT
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the mmmagic@0.4.1 install script 'node-gyp rebuild'.
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 mmmagic package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! node-gyp rebuild
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR! npm bugs mmmagic
npm ERR! Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls mmmagic
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! /var/www/learningbankapi/src/npm-debug.log

I have tried to run

npm install node-gyp rebuild

On its own however this did not resolve the problem.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening and how i may fix it?


The problem is that the node symlink is missing. On Debian/Ubuntu you can add the symlink by installing the nodejs-legacy package. Otherwise you can just manually create a symlink to the nodejs executable.