Siddharth Siddharth - 5 months ago 32
Node.js Question

npm install error ENOTDIR

I am very new to Node.js and trying to install Flatiron using npm but it gives me an error.

sudo npm install flatiron -g


And I get -

npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/flatiron
npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/flatiron
npm ERR! Error: ENOTDIR, mkdir '/home/siddharthsaha/tmp/npm-28554/1353323290836-0.20847953506745398'
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 3.2.0-24-generic
npm ERR! command "/usr/local/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "flatiron" "-g"
npm ERR! cwd /home/siddharthsaha/denarit
npm ERR! node -v v0.8.14
npm ERR! npm -v 1.1.65
npm ERR! path /home/siddharthsaha/tmp/npm-28554/1353323290836-0.20847953506745398
npm ERR! code ENOTDIR
npm ERR! errno 27
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! /home/siddharthsaha/denarit/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0


What is wrong here? I have no clue.

Answer

Try

sudo mkdir -p /home/siddharthsaha/tmp
sudo npm cache clear

before starting the install script, since npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/flatiron line states that this module is coming from cache. And also ENOTDIR states that there is no directory. Therefore, emptying the cache would solve your problem.

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