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Error trying to update npm #4046

kbanman opened this Issue Oct 26, 2013 · 8 comments

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kbanman commented Oct 26, 2013
npm ERR! Error: ENOENT, chmod '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/ansi/examples/imgcat/index.js'
npm ERR! System Darwin 13.0.0
npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "-g" "update"
npm ERR! cwd /www
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.20
npm ERR! npm -v 1.3.11
npm ERR! path /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/ansi/examples/imgcat/index.js
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! errno 34

This resulted in the npm cli being missing..

kbanman commented Oct 26, 2013

Here is a potentially relevant snippet from npm-debug.log:

53992 verbose linkBins ansi@0.1.2
53993 verbose link bins [ { beep: './examples/beep/index.js',
53993 verbose link bins     clear: './examples/clear/index.js',
53993 verbose link bins     imgcat: './examples/imgcat/index.js',
53993 verbose link bins     starwars: './examples/starwars.js' },
53993 verbose link bins   '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/.bin',
53993 verbose link bins   false ]
53994 verbose linkMans ansi@0.1.2

:-/ Got it as well. Mine is Linux but the same problem, almost the same versions reported:

npm ERR! System Linux 3.5.0-42-generic
npm ERR! command "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/bin/npm" "update"
npm ERR! cwd /usr/lib/node_modules
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.21
npm ERR! npm -v 1.3.11
npm ERR! path /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/ansi/examples/imgcat/index.js
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! errno 34

leesei commented Nov 29, 2013

From the log I see it tries to uninstall npm@1.3.15 while I have npm@1.3.11 installed.
Is this a bug?

36036 info /home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/lib/node_modules/npm unbuild
36037 info preuninstall npm@1.3.15
36038 info uninstall npm@1.3.15
36039 verbose true,/home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/lib/node_modules,/home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/lib/node_modules unbuild npm@1.3.15
36040 verbose /home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/bin,[object Object] binRoot
36041 info postuninstall npm@1.3.15
36042 error Error: ENOENT, chmod '/home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/ansi/examples/imgcat/index.js'
36043 error If you need help, you may report this log at:
36043 error     <>
36043 error or email it to:
36043 error     <>
36044 error System Linux 3.10-2-amd64
36045 error command "/home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/bin/node" "/home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/bin/npm" "update" "-g"
36046 error cwd /home/leesei
36047 error node -v v0.10.20
36048 error npm -v 1.3.11
36049 error path /home/leesei/.nvm/v0.10.20/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/ansi/examples/imgcat/index.js
36050 error code ENOENT
36051 error errno 34
36052 verbose exit [ 34, true ]

Anyway, ansi@0.2.0 removed imgcat dependency.
npm@1.3.11 depends on ansi@0.1.2.
I'm not sure which postuninstall is being executed on what version of ansi, the issue may stem from there.


the same issue here!


This has burned me up all day! I haven't been able to get NPM to get through a single request.


node -v v0.10.24
npm -v 1.3.21

leesei commented Dec 20, 2013

FYI, I work-around this by installing NPM manually afterwards:
curl | sh

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timoxley commented Jan 8, 2014

Looks like a duplicate of #4099. @kbanman can we please close this in favour of the other issue?


@kbanman kbanman closed this Jan 8, 2014
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