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Grigs-b opened this Issue Sep 25, 2014 · 42 comments

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Grigs-b commented Sep 25, 2014

Attempting to run npm install during an automated chef deployment is causing a consistent error during deployment, while running the same command interactively in the shell succeeds about 90% of the time, but I have seen the failure interactively. Have attempted the install using both versions 1.4.8 and 2.0.0.

Expected process to exit with [0], but received '47'
---- Begin output of "bash"  "/tmp/chef-script20140925-12906-yv1ywk" ----
STDOUT: /usr/bin/npm -> /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js
npm@2.0.0 /usr/lib/node_modules/npm

> phantomjs@1.9.10 install /code/dashboard-app/
node_modules/grunt-mocha/node_modules/grunt-lib-phantomjs/node_modules/phantomjs
> node install.js

Downloading https://bitbucket.org/ariya/phantomjs/downloads/phantomjs-1.9.7-linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
Saving to /code/dashboard-app/node_modules/grun
t-mocha/node_modules/grunt-lib-phantomjs/node_modules/phantomjs/phantomjs/phantomjs-1.9.7-linux-x86_
64.tar.bz2
Receiving...

Received 12852K total.
Extracting tar contents (via spawned process)
Copying extracted folder /code/dashboard-app/no
de_modules/grunt-mocha/node_modules/grunt-lib-phantomjs/node_modules/phantomjs/phantomjs/phantomjs-1
.9.7-linux-x86_64.tar.bz2-extract-1411674335608/phantomjs-1.9.7-linux-x86_64 -> /code/dashboard-app/node_modules/grunt-mocha/node_modules/grunt-lib
-phantomjs/node_modules/phantomjs/lib/phantom
Writing location.js file
Done. Phantomjs binary available at /code/dashboard-app/node_modules/grunt-mocha/node_modules/grunt-lib-phantomjs/node_modules/phantomjs/lib/phanto
m/bin/phantomjs
STDERR: npm WARN package.json dashboard-app@0.0.1 No repository field.
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-pngquant@1.0.2
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-gifsicle@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-optipng@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-jpegtran@1.0.0
npm ERR! Linux 3.13.0-29-generic
npm ERR! argv "node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! node v0.10.32
npm ERR! npm  v2.0.0
npm ERR! path /tmp/npm-0/.npm/4f4b43d0-m-0-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno 47

npm ERR! EEXIST, open '/tmp/npm-0/.npm/4f4b43d0-m-0-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock'
File exists: /tmp/npm-0/.npm/4f4b43d0-m-0-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
Move it away, and try again.

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othiym23 commented Sep 25, 2014

This is another case of #6238 and #6248. Everybody encountering it is running large, complicated builds of one kind or another, which leads me to believe that it's yet another undiagnosed race condition. My current attempt to address it is #6294, which I'd hoped to get out to npm@next today, but it looks like I'm not going to have time to make that happen. In any case, watch that ticket for updates. Also, sorry for the inconvenience!

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Grigs-b commented Sep 25, 2014

Thanks for the quick reply! I'll keep an eye out for updates.

-Ryan Grigsby

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F21 commented Sep 26, 2014

Seeing the same problem here myself on npm 2.0.2:

Binary is fine; exiting
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-optipng@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-jpegtran@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-pngquant@1.0.2

> gifsicle@1.0.3 postinstall /home/user/Desktop/webpack-test/src/node_modules/gulp-imagemin/node_modules/imagemin/node_modules/imagemin-gifsicle/node_modules/gifsicle
> node lib/install.js

  downloading : https://raw.github.com/imagemin/gifsicle-bin/v1.0.3/vendor/linux/x64/gifsicle
     progress : [====================] 100% 0.0s
✔ pre-build test passed successfully!
npm ERR! Linux 3.13.0-36-generic
npm ERR! argv "node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! node v0.10.32
npm ERR! npm  v2.0.2
npm ERR! path /home/user/.npm/bd6fddd6-cis-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno 47

npm ERR! EEXIST, open '/home/user/.npm/bd6fddd6-cis-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock'
File exists: /home/user/.npm/bd6fddd6-cis-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
Move it away, and try again. 
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F21 commented Sep 26, 2014

Rolling back to npm 1.3.26 fixed it for me. 1.4.2x, initial version before trying 2.0.2 and 2.0.0 also did not work. Did not try any of the 1.4.x.

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othiym23 commented Sep 26, 2014

There are many, many other problems with 1.3.x, including the fact that they are not safe to publish with, and in many cases not capable of publishing. I'm close to finishing a fix for this that makes some substantial changes to the locking code that should address this issue. Everybody hold tight.

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othiym23 commented Sep 26, 2014

I believe that f24b552, which is included in npm@2.1.0, fixes this problem, but since I don't have a reproducible instance of it, I won't know if it fixes the problem until you install npm@2.1.0 and use it in your build. Please do so, and let me know if it works. Thank you for your patience!

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I have same problem:

npm ERR! Linux 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64
npm ERR! argv "/home/vagrant/.nvm/v0.11.14/bin/node" "/home/vagrant/.nvm/v0.11.14/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! node v0.11.14
npm ERR! npm  v2.0.0
npm ERR! path /home/vagrant/.npm/5ac6bb0f-ant-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno -17

npm ERR! EEXIST, open '/home/vagrant/.npm/5ac6bb0f-ant-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock'
File exists: /home/vagrant/.npm/5ac6bb0f-ant-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
Move it away, and try again.

Now (After git clone npm, and using "node link", because 2.1.0 is not published still)

e_modules/engine.io-client/node_modules/ws/build'
npm ERR! Linux 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64
npm ERR! argv "node" "/home/vagrant/.nvm/v0.11.14/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! node v0.11.14
npm ERR! npm  v2.1.0
npm ERR! path /home/vagrant/.npm/5cb64052-t-npm-through2-0-6-2-package-tgz.lock
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno -17

npm ERR! EEXIST, open '/home/vagrant/.npm/5cb64052-t-npm-through2-0-6-2-package-tgz.lock'
File exists: /home/vagrant/.npm/5cb64052-t-npm-through2-0-6-2-package-tgz.lock
Move it away, and try again.
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othiym23 commented Sep 26, 2014

Thanks for testing this for me; that narrows the problem down to pack and unpack in ./lib/utils/tar.js, which is useful to know (although I still don't know why that EEXIST is happening to some people but not others – I still haven't figured out how to replicate this on my own machine) but fixing that's going to be a little more work (see #6318 for details). 2.1.1, here I come.

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because 2.1.0 is not published still

It's published, it's just not dist-tagged latest: npm -g i npm@2.1.0 will install it. See npm's release process or the recent npm 2 blog post for details.

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F21 commented Sep 26, 2014

Still seeing the same problem unfortunately.

> node-sass@0.9.4 install /home/user/Desktop/webpack-test/src/node_modules/gulp-sass/node_modules/node-sass
> node build.js

`linux-x64-v8-3.14` exists; testing
|
․․․-\-

  25 passing (705ms)

Binary is fine; exiting
npm ERR! Linux 3.13.0-36-generic
npm ERR! argv "node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! node v0.10.32
npm ERR! npm  v2.1.0
npm ERR! path /home/user/.npm/4c25afa1-ncis-npm-vinyl-0-4-3-package-tgz.lock
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno 47

npm ERR! EEXIST, open '/home/user/.npm/4c25afa1-ncis-npm-vinyl-0-4-3-package-tgz.lock'
File exists: /home/user/.npm/4c25afa1-ncis-npm-vinyl-0-4-3-package-tgz.lock
Move it away, and try again. 

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR!     /home/user/Desktop/webpack-test/src/npm-debug.log

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othiym23 commented Sep 26, 2014

Thanks, @F21. You're the second person to confirm that this isn't fixed yet. See #6318 for what I now believe needs to be done. The good news is that doing this trades a tiny amount of extra work being done (because multiple processes can be putting the same tarball in the cache at the same time) for a lot less locking within npm, which should make it both more robust and (in some cases) slightly faster.

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@othiym23 Thought I would post more info on my setup (maybe it can help you reproduce the issue).

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit VMWare Workstation VM running on a Windows 8.1 64-bit host.
Node: 0.10.32
npm: 2.1.0
package.json:

{
  "name": "mypackage",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "devDependencies": {
    "gulp" : "~3.8.8",
    "gulp-sass" : "~1.0.0",
    "gulp-autoprefixer" : "~1.0.1",
    "gulp-load-plugins" : "~0.6.0",
    "gulp-imagemin" : "~1.0.1",
    "gulp.spritesmith" : "~1.3.0",
    "gulp-webpack" : "~0.3.0",
    "gulp-cache" : "~0.2.2",
    "gulp-notify" : "~1.8.0",
    "gulp-tap" : "~0.1.1",
    "gulp-watch": "~1.0.7",
    "gulp-plumber" : "0.6.5",
    "del" : "~0.1.3"
  }
}
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nickdenardis commented Sep 26, 2014

I'm also encountering the same problem on npm@2.0.2 and after updating to npm@2.1.0.

$ npm install
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-pngquant@1.0.2
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-optipng@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-jpegtran@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-gifsicle@1.0.0
npm ERR! Linux 3.2.0-23-generic
npm ERR! argv "node" "/home/vagrant/.nvm/v0.10.32/bin/npm" "install" "--save-dev"
npm ERR! node v0.10.32
npm ERR! npm  v2.1.0
npm ERR! path /home/vagrant/.npm/5ac6bb0f-ant-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno 47

npm ERR! EEXIST, open '/home/vagrant/.npm/5ac6bb0f-ant-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock'
File exists: /home/vagrant/.npm/5ac6bb0f-ant-npm-lodash-2-4-1-package-tgz.lock
Move it away, and try again.

Removing 'gulp-imagemin' from my package.json allowed all other packages to install without error.

Trying to install just 'gulp-imagemin' succeeds with WARNs for optional dependencies (basically renders it useless)

$ npm install gulp-imagemin
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-optipng@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-gifsicle@1.0.0
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-pngquant@1.0.2
npm WARN optional dep failed, continuing imagemin-jpegtran@1.0.0
gulp-imagemin@1.0.1 node_modules/gulp-imagemin
├── object-assign@1.0.0
├── pretty-bytes@1.0.1 (get-stdin@1.0.0)
├── chalk@0.5.1 (ansi-styles@1.1.0, escape-string-regexp@1.0.2, supports-color@0.2.0, has-ansi@0.1.0, strip-ansi@0.3.0)
├── through2@0.6.2 (xtend@4.0.0, readable-stream@1.0.32)
└── imagemin@1.0.5 (get-stdin@3.0.0, stat-mode@0.2.0, ware@0.3.0, nopt@3.0.1, tempfile@1.0.0, fs-extra@0.11.1, imagemin-svgo@1.0.2)

Erroring package.json:

{
  "name": "mypackage",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "devDependencies": {
    "bower": "~1.3.11",
    "gulp": "~3.8.8",
    "gulp-autoprefixer": "~1.0.1",
    "gulp-compass": "~1.3.1",
    "gulp-concat": "~2.4.1",
    "gulp-imagemin": "~1.0.1",
    "gulp-jshint": "~1.8.4",
    "gulp-livereload": "~2.1.1",
    "gulp-load-plugins": "~0.6.0",
    "gulp-minify-css": "~0.3.10",
    "gulp-plumber": "~0.6.5",
    "gulp-rename": "~1.2.0",
    "gulp-ruby-sass": "~0.7.1",
    "gulp-size": "~1.1.0",
    "gulp-sym": "~0.0.14",
    "gulp-uglify": "~1.0.1",
    "gulp-util": "~3.0.1",
    "tiny-lr": "~0.1.4"
  }
}

Environment:

$ lsb_release -a
Description:    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
$ node -v
v0.10.32
$ npm -v
2.1.0
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Grigs-b commented Sep 26, 2014

Interestingly, changing the way that chef installs produces different results. Using grunt_cookbook or the bash cookbook fail pretty consistently, whereas running execute "npm install" do succeeds pretty consistently on my system.

I've run the install using npm@2.1.0 and still see the issue in the cases mentioned above. here are my npm-debug logs if you'd like to take a look.

The system I'm using is an AWS EC2 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 ami.

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othiym23 commented Sep 27, 2014

Good news! See #6318 for details, but I now believe (with more confidence this time than last) that this issue has been addressed for real. npm -g install npm@2.1.1 or npm -g install npm@next will get you the fixed version of npm. If you run into additional problems, please open new issues, as the code that caused this issue is no longer in npm.

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F21 commented Sep 27, 2014

@othiym23 I can confirm that everything works perfectly with 2.1.1. Thanks for pushing out a fix! 😄

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nickdenardis commented Sep 27, 2014

@othiym23 All lights are green here too with 2.1.1 👍 😄 Thanks!

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shankarnakai commented Oct 31, 2014

Just perfect with 2.1.1
Very Thanks @othiym23, really good job.

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I had this problem, seemingly out of the blue today and found my way here. I tried to install with the recommended npm -g install npm@2.1.1 or npm -g install npm@next but just ended up clobbering my npm command. So I just ran the node installer again to get back to npm 1.4.28. How should the install be done?

Just now I tried installing from my package.json again in webstorm and it now works without all the lock problems I had this afternoon. No idea why still? However, what I do notice back in my main user .npm directory is a lot more locked files than before. Below is just a slice of my directory listing. What is going on and how can I apply the real solution?

>> ~/.npm> ls
-                                              install
01bfee42-ules-through2-node-modules-xtend.lock interpret
03e394fd-les-gulp-util-node-modules-vinyl.lock intersect
0861a11c-has-ansi-node-modules-ansi-regex.lock is-7zip
0d6369ca--node-modules-lodash-objecttypes.lock is-absolute
107decd9-les-gulp-util-node-modules-vinyl.lock is-array
1506d28b-gh2-node-modules-readable-stream.lock is-bzip2
16db85f7-rip-ansi-node-modules-ansi-regex.lock is-finite
17a57161--gulp-util-node-modules-minimist.lock is-gif
17a8e8cd-eys-node-modules-lodash-isnative.lock is-gzip
1a50bd00-edia-npm-vinyl-0-2-3-package-tgz.lock is-integer
1e790964-fs-extra-0-10-0.lock                  is-jpg
20e874ab-gh2-node-modules-readable-stream.lock is-npm
25bba58c-de-modules-lodash-escapehtmlchar.lock is-path-global
2c805fe6-ulp-util-node-modules-dateformat.lock is-path-inside
2e14e014-edia-npm-glob-3-2-11-package-tgz.lock is-png
2f2890fe-les-gulp-util-node-modules-chalk.lock is-rar
344ac813--findup-sync-node-modules-lodash.lock is-relative
354f7b3b--node-modules-lodash-objecttypes.lock is-root
363d85e6--modules-lodash-escapestringchar.lock is-svg
38cc6510-les-vinyl-fs-node-modules-lodash.lock is-tar
3ac476e4-caniuse-db-1-0-20140727.lock          is-utf8
3e35f3f9-til-node-modules-lodash-template.lock is-zip
48e4ef0a-ode-modules-lodash-reinterpolate.lock isarray
4d407807-stream-node-modules-core-util-is.lock isbinaryfile
4e41a605-postcss-2-1-0.lock                    jade
4eb498d7-lp-jest-node-modules-react-tools.lock jasmine-only
4fa5a1da-gulp-util-node-modules-multipipe.lock jasmine-pit
505c2d45-m-react-tools-0-11-2-package-tgz.lock jest-cli
54452f02-ams-node-modules-readable-stream.lock jpegtran-bin
5e07053a-s-glob-watcher-node-modules-gaze.lock js-base64
600a558c-ules-gulp-node-modules-gulp-util.lock js-yaml
62fdae02-er2-node-modules-readable-stream.lock jsdom
746928be-es-findup-sync-node-modules-glob.lock jsesc
7491802c-ble-stream-node-modules-inherits.lock jshint
79fb3f61-les-liftoff-node-modules-resolve.lock json-stringify-safe
7e4cb8bf--npm-uglify-js-2-4-6-package-tgz.lock json5
81933c14-gh2-node-modules-readable-stream.lock jsonfile
864c9641-lp-uglify-node-modules-gulp-util.lock jsonify
895af87b-plate-node-modules-lodash-values.lock jstransform
8b0099ad-gh2-node-modules-readable-stream.lock junk
8d7b3957-lp-uglify-node-modules-uglify-js.lock latest-version
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979e2038-ules-vinyl-fs-node-modules-vinyl.lock lnfs
99f9c621-les-vinyl-fs-node-modules-mkdirp.lock loader-utils
9dd23a5b-multipipe-node-modules-duplexer2.lock localtunnel
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bin-check                                      minimist

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junebug12851 commented Feb 25, 2015

Was only having this problem on Windows and spent a good while trying to track down what the issue was. This fixed it, I installed the latest npm release as of now which was 2.6.0 and retried "npm install". It worked

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Krinkle commented Mar 6, 2015

For the record, the bin conflict part of this issue is still happening with recent versions like npm v2.4.1. Refer to #7130 (comment) for that.

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ttaylorr commented Apr 5, 2015

npm@next works perfectly, thank you!

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papazov3d commented Apr 29, 2015

npm -g install npm@2.1.1 doesn't install any new version. How can I really install this?

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KenanY commented Apr 29, 2015

@papazov3d Are you asking how to upgrade to the latest stable release? We have a guide if so.

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papazov3d commented Apr 29, 2015

Just wanted to install 2.1.1 because of other issues. Did it according to option 3 in the guide. Thanks.

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Upgrade npm to the latest version.
Occasionally npm install would fail with an EEXIST error message.  This was caused by a race condition in npm (see npm/npm#6309).  Upgrading to the latest npm version avoids this problem.

I've occasionally seen this failure in a travis build, but it is fairly rare.

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sojharo commented Sep 23, 2015

I am still having this issue on shippable build. I tried with nodejs 0.11 and 4.1.1 too

make: Leaving directory `/root/workspace/src/github.com/Cloudkibo/CloudKibo/node_modules/grunt-node-inspector/node_modules/node-inspector/node_modules/v8-debug/build'
npm ERR! EEXIST, open '/root/.npm/4f6c6d7c-ot-npm-esprima-1-0-4-package-tgz.lock'
File exists: /root/.npm/4f6c6d7c-ot-npm-esprima-1-0-4-package-tgz.lock
Move it away, and try again.

npm ERR! System Linux 3.13.0-57-generic
npm ERR! command "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/bin/npm" "install"
npm ERR! cwd /root/workspace/src/github.com/Cloudkibo/CloudKibo
npm ERR! node -v v0.10.37
npm ERR! npm -v 1.4.28
npm ERR! path /root/.npm/4f6c6d7c-ot-npm-esprima-1-0-4-package-tgz.lock
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno 47
npm ERR! not ok code 0

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npm ERR! Linux 2.6.32-573.12.1.el6.x86_64
** [out :: assessment] npm ERR! argv "/usr/local/lib/node/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install"
** [out :: assessment] npm ERR! node v5.4.1
** [out :: assessment] npm ERR! npm v3.3.12
** [out :: assessment] npm ERR! path /data/assessment/releases/20160120035920/node_modules
** [out :: assessment] npm ERR! code EEXIST
** [out :: assessment] npm
** [out :: assessment] ERR! errno -17
** [out :: assessment] npm ERR! syscall mkdir
** [out :: assessment]
** [out :: assessment] npm ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, mkdir '/data/assessment/releases/20160120035920/node_modules'
** [out :: assessment] File exists: /data/assessment/releases/20160120035920/node_modules
** [out :: assessment] Move it away, and try again.

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node: 5.4.1
npm: 3.7.2
My package.json

"dependencies": {
    "express": "4.13.3",
    "serve-favicon": "2.3.0",
    "morgan": "1.6.1",
    "body-parser": "1.13.3",
    "express-session": "1.11.3",
    "method-override": "2.3.5",
    "cookie-parser": "1.3.5",
    "errorhandler": "1.4.2",
    "ejs": "0.8.4",
    "moment": "2.3.1",
    "underscore": "1.5.2",
    "qs": "0.6.5",
    "nodemailer": "0.5.5",
    "i18n": "0.4.1",
    "async": "0.9.0",
    "csso": "1.3.11",
    "uglify-js": "2.4.24",
    "node-vger": "git+ssh://git@bitbucket.org/jombay/node-vger.git#26a3c378c6478ee6f97b83a5deddd31076fbc521",
    "connect-assets": "5.0.1"
  }

Error

 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! Linux 2.6.32-573.12.1.el6.x86_64
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] 
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] 
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] ERR!
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] argv "/usr/local/lib/node/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install"
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! node v5.4.1
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! npm  v3.7.2
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! path /data/assessment.jombay.com/releases/20160213163036/node_modules
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] 
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! code EEXIST
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! errno -17
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! syscall mkdir
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] 
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, mkdir 
 ** [out :: internal.ur-nl.com] npm ERR! Move it away, and try again.

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dmitry-saritasa commented Oct 13, 2017

can't update npm to 5.5

(crm) ➜  backend git:(develop) ✗ sudo dnf install node npm
Last metadata expiration check: 0:26:55 ago on Fri 13 Oct 2017 12:05:29 PM PDT.
Dependencies resolved.
=======================================================================================================================
 Package                Arch                  Version                                     Repository              Size
=======================================================================================================================
Installing:
 node                   x86_64                0.3.2-20.fc26                               fedora                  67 k
 npm                    x86_64                1:3.10.10-1.6.11.3.1.fc26                   updates                2.5 M
Installing dependencies:
 libax25                x86_64                1.0.5-3.fc26                                fedora                  43 k
 xinetd                 x86_64                2:2.3.15-18.fc26                            fedora                 130 k

Transaction Summary
=======================================================================================================================
Install  4 Packages

Total download size: 2.8 M
Installed size: 10 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/4): libax25-1.0.5-3.fc26.x86_64.rpm                                                 109 kB/s |  43 kB     00:00    
(2/4): node-0.3.2-20.fc26.x86_64.rpm                                                   167 kB/s |  67 kB     00:00    
(3/4): xinetd-2.3.15-18.fc26.x86_64.rpm                                                250 kB/s | 130 kB     00:00    
(4/4): npm-3.10.10-1.6.11.3.1.fc26.x86_64.rpm                                          1.1 MB/s | 2.5 MB     00:02    
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                  742 kB/s | 2.8 MB     00:03     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                               1/1 
  Installing       : xinetd-2:2.3.15-18.fc26.x86_64                                                                1/4 
  Running scriptlet: xinetd-2:2.3.15-18.fc26.x86_64                                                                1/4 
  Installing       : libax25-1.0.5-3.fc26.x86_64                                                                   2/4 
  Running scriptlet: libax25-1.0.5-3.fc26.x86_64                                                                   2/4 
  Installing       : node-0.3.2-20.fc26.x86_64                                                                     3/4 
  Running scriptlet: node-0.3.2-20.fc26.x86_64                                                                     3/4 
  Installing       : npm-1:3.10.10-1.6.11.3.1.fc26.x86_64                                                          4/4 
  Running scriptlet: npm-1:3.10.10-1.6.11.3.1.fc26.x86_64                                                          4/4 
  Verifying        : node-0.3.2-20.fc26.x86_64                                                                     1/4 
  Verifying        : libax25-1.0.5-3.fc26.x86_64                                                                   2/4 
  Verifying        : xinetd-2:2.3.15-18.fc26.x86_64                                                                3/4 
  Verifying        : npm-1:3.10.10-1.6.11.3.1.fc26.x86_64                                                          4/4 

Installed:
  node.x86_64 0.3.2-20.fc26             npm.x86_64 1:3.10.10-1.6.11.3.1.fc26        libax25.x86_64 1.0.5-3.fc26       
  xinetd.x86_64 2:2.3.15-18.fc26       

Complete!
(crm) ➜  backend git:(develop) ✗ npm

Usage: npm <command>

where <command> is one of:
    access, adduser, bin, bugs, c, cache, completion, config,
    ddp, dedupe, deprecate, dist-tag, docs, edit, explore, get,
    help, help-search, i, init, install, install-test, it, link,
    list, ln, login, logout, ls, outdated, owner, pack, ping,
    prefix, prune, publish, rb, rebuild, repo, restart, root,
    run, run-script, s, se, search, set, shrinkwrap, star,
    stars, start, stop, t, tag, team, test, tst, un, uninstall,
    unpublish, unstar, up, update, v, version, view, whoami

npm <cmd> -h     quick help on <cmd>
npm -l           display full usage info
npm help <term>  search for help on <term>
npm help npm     involved overview

Specify configs in the ini-formatted file:
    /home/dmitry/.npmrc
or on the command line via: npm <command> --key value
Config info can be viewed via: npm help config

npm@3.10.10 /usr/lib/node_modules/npm

trying to update

(crm) ➜  backend git:(develop) ✗ sudo npm -g install npm@next
- asap@2.0.5 node_modules/npm/node_modules/asap
- fstream@1.0.10 node_modules/npm/node_modules/fstream
- fstream-npm@1.2.0 node_modules/npm/node_modules/fstream-npm
- normalize-git-url@3.0.2 node_modules/npm/node_modules/normalize-git-url
- realize-package-specifier@3.0.3 node_modules/npm/node_modules/realize-package-specifier
/usr/lib
└── (empty)

npm ERR! Linux 4.13.4-200.fc26.x86_64
npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/node" "/bin/npm" "-g" "install" "npm@next"
npm ERR! node v6.11.3
npm ERR! npm  v3.10.10
npm ERR! path /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/columnify
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! errno -17
npm ERR! syscall mkdir

npm ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, mkdir '/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/columnify'
npm ERR! File exists: /usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/columnify
npm ERR! Move it away, and try again.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR!     /home/dmitry/Projects/crm/backend/npm-debug.log
npm ERR! code 1
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aog1971 commented Oct 25, 2017

# trying to update the same problem

C:\WINDOWS\system32>npm -g install npm@next
npm ERR! path C:\Users\aog\AppData\Roaming\npm\npm
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! Refusing to delete C:\Users\aog\AppData\Roaming\npm\npm: node_modules/npm/bin/npm-cli.js symlink target is not controlled by npm C:\Users\aog\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\npm
npm ERR! File exists: C:\Users\aog\AppData\Roaming\npm\npm
npm ERR! Move it away, and try again.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\aog\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2017-10-25T08_27_20_354Z-debug.log

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aog1971 commented Nov 21, 2017

Resolved, I have deleted the folder C:\Users\aog\AppData\Roaming\npm and then the executed npm -g and npm@5.5.1 and it has been installed correctly.

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