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I can not generate the project node-webkit .... #43

johna1203 opened this Issue Jul 19, 2014 · 7 comments


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$ node -v

$ npm -v

$ yo -v

$ sudo npm install -g generator-node-webkit

generator-node-webkit@0.9.2 /usr/local/lib/lib/node_modules/generator-node-webkit
├── when@3.3.1
├── github@0.2.1
├── fs-extra@0.10.0 (jsonfile@1.2.0, rimraf@2.2.8, ncp@0.5.1, mkdirp@0.5.0)
├── tar-fs@0.4.1 (mkdirp@0.3.5, pump@0.3.4, tar-stream@0.4.4)
├── decompress-zip@0.0.8 (graceful-fs@3.0.2, mkpath@0.1.0, q@1.0.1, nopt@2.2.1, touch@0.0.2, readable-stream@1.1.13-1, binary@0.3.0)
├── request@2.37.0 (json-stringify-safe@5.0.0, forever-agent@0.5.2, aws-sign2@0.5.0, qs@0.6.6, oauth-sign@0.3.0, tunnel-agent@0.4.0, node-uuid@1.4.1, mime-types@1.0.1, tough-cookie@0.12.1, form-data@0.1.4, hawk@1.1.1, http-signature@0.10.0)
├── mocha@1.20.1 (diff@1.0.7, growl@1.7.0, commander@2.0.0, mkdirp@0.3.5, jade@0.26.3, debug@1.0.4, glob@3.2.3)
└── yeoman-generator@0.17.1 (dargs@0.1.0, github-username@0.1.1, diff@1.0.8, class-extend@0.1.1, rimraf@2.2.8, text-table@0.2.0, mime@1.2.11, async@0.9.0, isbinaryfile@2.0.1, nopt@3.0.1, debug@1.0.4, mkdirp@0.5.0, shelljs@0.3.0, chalk@0.4.0, grouped-queue@0.3.0, underscore.string@2.3.3, iconv-lite@0.2.11, glob@4.0.4, findup-sync@0.1.3, file-utils@0.2.0, lodash@2.4.1, download@0.1.18, cheerio@0.17.0, gruntfile-editor@0.1.1, inquirer@0.5.1)

$ yo node-webkit   
Error node-webkit 

You don't seem to have a generator with the name node-webkit installed.
You can see available generators with npm search yeoman-generator and then install them with npm install [name].
To see the 28 registered generators run yo with the `--help` option.

What did might be happening?
Can anyone help me solve? :(

Thank you.


mschaaf commented Jul 21, 2014

@johna1203 What is the output of yo --help

I'm experiencing the same issue, and my yo --help only outputs Jquery-boilerplate, Mocha and webapp.


mschaaf commented Jul 21, 2014

So it seems that generator-node-webkit is not installed.
@stuartnkent What is the output of sudo npm install -g generator-node-webkit?

I solved.
I tried to install other generator has the same problem.
it seems that my npm setup prefix was wrong.
"generator-node-webkit" was installed in the wrong folder (/home/user/npm)
and when executing "yo node-webkit" I guess it was reading the folder "/usr/local/lib"
I think this was the problem.
i have re-configured the npm and it worked.

Thank you for helping.

Hi mschaaf, I'm running node on windows, which may be something to do with the issue.

It does appear to be a similar issue to Johna, and the issue does appear to lie with my Yeoman/npm setup. Sorry!

Hi @stuartnkent

check your config.

$ npm config get prefix 

and try to set the same value in the global config.

$ npm config set prefix '/usr/local/lib' 
$ npm config set prefix '/usr/local/lib' --global 

I do not know if this can be the solution.


mschaaf commented Jul 21, 2014

Nice to hear that your problems are solved. Happy developing.

@mschaaf mschaaf closed this Jul 21, 2014

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