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cannot use npm5 to package the electron app #712

chenyuncai opened this Issue Aug 23, 2017 · 1 comment


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chenyuncai commented Aug 23, 2017

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Console output when you run electron-packager with the environment variable DEBUG=electron-packager. Please include the stack trace if one exists.

Packaging app for platform win32 x64 using electron v1.6.2
{ Error: Command failed: npm prune --production
npm ERR! May not delete: /private/var/folders/p_/x486xk1s20l1xg73wvcpg2tm0000gp/T/electron-packager/win32-x64/TMROBOTTEST-win32-x64/resources/app/node_modules/.bin

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /Users/ray/.npm/_logs/2017-08-22T13_37_19_836Z-debug.log

    at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:198:12)
    at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
    at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:191:7)
    at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:891:16)
    at Socket.<anonymous> (internal/child_process.js:342:11)
    at emitOne (events.js:96:13)
    at Socket.emit (events.js:188:7)
    at Pipe._handle.close [as _onclose] (net.js:497:12)
  killed: false,
  code: 1,
  signal: null,
  cmd: 'npm prune --production' }

What command line arguments are you passing? Alternatively, if you are using the API, what
parameters are you passing to the packager() function?

	arch: 'x64',
	dir: __dirname,
	platform: 'win32',
	asar: true,
	icon: "./build/icon",
	name: '*****',
	out: __dirname + '/releases',
	overwrite: true,
	electronVersion: '1.6.2',
	ignore: ['build.js']

it runs well before i upgraded the npm to 5.0.

now i reinstall the nodejs so that the npm version went back to 3.10.10, and then succeed.


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malept Aug 23, 2017


This is a duplicate of #708, see also: npm/npm#17781

At this point we're waiting for NPM to release a new version.


malept commented Aug 23, 2017

This is a duplicate of #708, see also: npm/npm#17781

At this point we're waiting for NPM to release a new version.

@malept malept closed this Aug 23, 2017

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