npm can't install packages after upgrade to Maverick OS #4047

kristianmandrup opened this Issue Oct 27, 2013 · 5 comments


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npm ERR! System Darwin 13.0.0
npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! cwd /Users/kmandrup/private/angular-projects/sails-starter-app
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.21
npm ERR! npm -v 1.3.11
npm ERR! path /Users/kmandrup/private/angular-projects/sails-starter-app/node_modules/sails/node_modules/connect-redis/test.js
npm ERR! fstream_path /Users/kmandrup/private/angular-projects/sails-starter-app/node_modules/sails/node_modules/connect-redis/test.js
npm ERR! fstream_type File
npm ERR! fstream_class FileWriter
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! errno 34
npm ERR! fstream_stack /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/fstream/lib/writer.js:284:26
npm ERR! fstream_stack Object.oncomplete (fs.js:107:15)
npm ERR! Error: ENOENT, lstat '/Users/kmandrup/private/angular-projects/sails-starter-app/node_modules/sails/node_modules/underscore.string/Gemfile'
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I get this error for all packages it tries to install (as defined in my package.json).

Looks like it is this problem:

Worked after:

sudo npm cache clean

Same type of issue (occurred in connect instead) and the clearing of npm cache worked great (All attempts to reinstall failed). Not sure if this can go into a FAQ or similar, but it's only occurred on OS X Mavericks.

@othiym23 othiym23 added the support label Oct 10, 2014


smikes commented Feb 3, 2015

Is this still a problem for you?

This looks like the race conditions that plagued older npm (before 2.1)

There have been a lot of improvements to npm -- especially around conflicts and race conditions during install -- since 1.3. Can you try updating your npm installation?

To update npm, run npm -g install npm@latest

We are trying to clean up older npm issues, so if we don't hear back from you within a week, we will close this issue. (Don't worry -- you can always come back again and open a new issue!)


cdnbacon commented Feb 8, 2015

Unfortunately, I no longer have access to Mavericks to repro, but I cannot repro the issue on Yosemite. I updated npm to 2.5.0 using npm -g install npm@latest and npm install worked well for my project.


othiym23 commented Feb 12, 2015

Closing as resolved / abandoned.

@othiym23 othiym23 closed this Feb 12, 2015

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