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npm install gives me an "unauthorized error" during npm install #2778

mcollina opened this Issue · 5 comments

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When I run npm install I get this backtrace:

76 error Error: unauthorized Name or password is incorrect.: nodetime/0.4.6
76 error     at RegClient.<anonymous> (/Users/matteo/.nvm/v0.8.7/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/npm-registry-client/lib/request.js:246:14)
76 error     at Request.init.self.callback (/Users/matteo/.nvm/v0.8.7/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/request/main.js:120:22)
76 error     at Request.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:91:17)
76 error     at Request.<anonymous> (/Users/matteo/.nvm/v0.8.7/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/request/main.js:555:16)
76 error     at Request.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:88:17)
76 error     at IncomingMessage.Request.start.self.req.self.httpModule.request.buffer (/Users/matteo/.nvm/v0.8.7/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/request/main.js:517:14)
76 error     at IncomingMessage.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:115:20)
76 error     at IncomingMessage._emitEnd (http.js:366:10)
76 error     at HTTPParser.parserOnMessageComplete [as onMessageComplete] (http.js:149:23)
76 error     at CleartextStream.socketOnData (http.js:1366:20)

I deleted my .npmrc and everything started working again.

@isaacs isaacs closed this

Just had this too. Perhaps the error message should be caught and enhanced with a link to this ticket?


I got this after I changed my password on Perhaps that tidbit will help other realize what's going on.


@eriwen It makes plenty of sense that your stored username/password would be invalid after changing your password.


@nathan7 Yep, totally. In fact, I'm really glad it does! I thought it might help others to know.

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