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Cannot get started running #36

furtivefelon opened this Issue Apr 8, 2011 · 6 comments

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Hey all,

I cannot get started with this thing, i have successfully install wheat, connect, cluster, and i also added .listen(3000) to the end of app.js (before ;), i get the following error:
jason@ubuntu % node app.js

throw e; // process.nextTick error, or 'error' event on first tick
TypeError: Object function createServer() {
if ('object' == typeof arguments[0]) {
return new HTTPSServer(arguments[0],, 1));
} else {
return new HTTPServer(;
} has no method 'conditionalGet'
at Object. (/home/jason/
at Module._compile (module.js:404:26)
at Object..js (module.js:410:10)
at Module.load (module.js:336:31)
at Function._load (module.js:297:12)
at Array. (module.js:423:10)
at EventEmitter._tickCallback (node.js:170:26)

If anyone have any idea of what is going on it would be much appreciated if you can enlighten me, thanks a lot!



I looked into this - it seems that 'wheat' which the blog runs on, depends on 'connect'. I did npm install wheat, but it didn't install connect.

Then I did npm install connect and we get connect. This got me to the same point you are at.

When I look at the repo for 'connect' I see that conditionalGet was removed - and it looks like this explicitly exports conditionalGet in the app.js.

So if we can figure out which version of connect supported conditionalGet we could probably npm install connect@version and get something working. I haven't figured out which version we should install.


ok, it SEEMS like npm install connect@0.5.10 will get it a little farther. eventually I sort of get things running, but can't access anything when trying to run from cloud9.


So did you get the same sort of error as me? Or did you get yours working?


I got it just a bit farther than you. I'm just trying this out as a fun way to learn node on cloud9ide - and I got it to a state where I didn't get any errors, but I also didn't get any actual output either.

mchelen commented Jun 5, 2011

npm install connect@0.5.10 worked for me when running with Spark

amaurer commented Jun 11, 2011

I was able to get it started with connect@0.5.10 as well without using spark.

Any chance of fixing this to use the latest version of connect instead of making people dig for answers (frustrated but ok now)

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