Install it on Mac OS X #79

SamDecrock opened this Issue Apr 5, 2013 · 4 comments


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I've tried installing this using

npm install audiolib

on my Mac, but it fails when installing cubeb. I've tried installing cubeb, but I can't seem to get it working.
Can someone give me more instructions on how to do this?


knappe commented Apr 28, 2013

Same problem.

749 error Tell the author that this fails on your system:
749 error node-gyp rebuild
749 error You can get their info via:
749 error npm owner ls cubeb
749 error There is likely additional logging output above.
750 error System Darwin 12.3.0
751 error command "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "audiolib"

knappe commented Apr 28, 2013

I've contacted the maintainer to see if there is some kind of resolution. I was able to manually install cubeb by hand via

but that didn't seem to clear up the issues with npm.

Sorry for taking so long with this, guys, I've been really busy!

The correct bug for this is kinetiknz/cubeb#20 , since this isn't really related to node-cubeb. node-cubeb just dynamically links to cubeb and unfortunately currently cubeb is a pretty hard target to link to since it doesn't automatically register itself to the linker, etc.

Of course this raises the important question of whether cubeb should be a requirement for audiolib.js... If you think it shouldn't, feel free to open a new bug and we'll discuss, but for now I'll close this issue as it's not directly an audiolib.js issue.

Thanks for reporting!

Turns out that at least for me installing on OS X was (almost) as simple as the following:

git clone
cd cubeb
autoreconf --install
make install

npm install cubeb

That is, provided the user you're running that with owns $PREFIX, which should be the case if you're doing development work on OS X.

However, I had done some stupid stuff myself which broke the install for me initially.

All this said, which version of node are you guys on? node-cubeb doesn't currently work on anything other than 0.8.x, see jussi-kalliokoski/node-cubeb#3 .

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