install error #5774

mcdlt opened this Issue Jul 23, 2014 · 5 comments


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mcdlt commented Jul 23, 2014

npm ERR! Error: ENOENT, open '/private/var/root/package.json'
npm ERR! If you need help, you may report this *entire* log,
npm ERR! including the npm and node versions, at:
npm ERR!     <>

npm ERR! System Darwin 13.3.0
npm ERR! command "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "test"
npm ERR! cwd /private/var/root
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.29
npm ERR! npm -v 1.4.14
npm ERR! path /private/var/root/package.json
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! errno 34
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR!     /private/var/root/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code 0

KenanY commented Jul 23, 2014

Does /private/var/root/package.json exist? If not, npm won't know what you want it to do when you run npm test.

mcdlt commented Jul 24, 2014

It doesn't exist. I guess my issue is in the nstaller. Still not sure how to fix it though. This is the install error log:

0 info it worked if it ends with ok
1 verbose cli [ 'node', '/usr/local/bin/npm', 'start' ]
2 info using npm@1.4.14
3 info using node@v0.10.29
4 error Error: ENOENT, open '/private/var/root/package.json'
5 error If you need help, you may report this entire log,
5 error including the npm and node versions, at:
5 error
6 error System Darwin 13.3.0
7 error command "node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "start"
8 error cwd /private/var/root
9 error node -v v0.10.29
10 error npm -v 1.4.14
11 error path /private/var/root/package.json
12 error code ENOENT
13 error errno 34
14 verbose exit [ 34, true ]

mcdlt commented Jul 24, 2014

MacDLT:angular-phonecat root# npm install
npm WARN package.json karma-chrome-launcher@0.1.4 No README data
npm WARN cannot run in wd angular-phonecat@0.0.0 bower install (wd=/Users/mcdlt/Documents/www/angular-phonecat)


KenanY commented Jul 24, 2014

Looks like you're trying to run npm start in a directory (/private/var/root) that doesn't have a package.json. npm won't know what you want to "start" unless there's a package.json in your current working directory.

iarna added the support label Sep 17, 2014


othiym23 commented Nov 25, 2014

Closing as resolved – @KenanY's explanation of what's going on is correct.

othiym23 closed this Nov 25, 2014

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